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Gary Herbert Howells Papers, 1933-2012
Overview of the Collection
- Howells, Gary Herbert 1933-2000
- Gary Herbert Howells Papers
- 3.3 linear feet
- Collection Number
- Collection 2614, MtBC, us (collection)
- The Gary Herbert Howells Papers consists of correspondence with customers, fellow rod builders, fly tiers, and anglers from across the world.
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Gary Howells was a renowned designer and manufacturer of high-quality bamboo fly rods. He worked for Winston Rod Company until 1970 when he went out on his own as a rod builder. Because of high demand Gary limited rods to one per customer per year. He was also an avid angler who fished across the Western U.S. Canada, and South America. Gary won several Field and Stream awards for fish caught during the early 1960’s. Gary passed away on April 9, 2000 in Richmond, California.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Gary Herbert Howells Papers consists of correspondence with customers, fellow rod builders, fly tiers, and anglers from across the world. Also included are business records from 1957-1997 that includes receipts, cashed checks, and accounting records. Additional items include fishing diaries detailing angling experiences from 1948-1975, as well as photo albums and personal slides of rivers, insects, fish, rods, family and friends.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|4/13||Correspondence, H. Thomas Payne|
|4/14||Correspondence, Craig T. Lynch|
|4/15||Correspondence, Martin J. Keane|
|4/16||Correspondence, Dan Klein|
|4/18||Field and stream awards||1960-1966|
|6/17||Notebook: excise tax||1986-1997|
|7/1||Family history, certificate, article, and
Petereit Family History; Copy of Birth Certificate for Gary Herbert Howells; Article titled Ol’ Reverend Lang with rejection letter from Outdoor Life dates August 13, 1959; Fishing license from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming 1948-1955
|August 13, 1959, 1948-1955|
|7/3||Photo album 1|
|7/4||Photo album 2|
|7/5||Photo album 3|
|7/6||Fishing diaries||1948-1950, 1965, 1969, 1970-1974, 1975|
|8||Books 1-3 Slides
Note: USB containing digital surrogates for the fishing, flies, and family slides with a key created by Gregg Messel available.