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MSS SC 158

Title: Helen Promislow fonds

Dates: 1986-1993

Extent: 1 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch: Helen Promislow was born in 1923. A lifelong supporter of the New Democratic Party, in 1980 she was elected city councilor for Kildonan Park. Promislow was a passionate defender of Winnipeg's architectural heritage and was awarded a distinguished service award by Heritage Winnipeg for her outstanding contributions as a civic politician in increasing awareness of the significance of Winnipeg's historical buildings. She would hold her seat in council until 1989 when ill health forced her to retire. Promislow died in 1993.

Custodial History: The fonds was donated by Hank Promislow, Helen Promislow's husband, in 1996.

Scope and Content: The fonds consists primarily of letters between Helen Promislow and her first cousin, author Leon Edel. Edel is best known for his biography of novelist Henry James. Most letters focus on personal matters or Promislow's political career. Some letters were addressed to Promislow's husband, Hank Promislow, after her death.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: Open to all researchers.

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.