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Fonds F0064 - M. Evelyn Gulliver Fonds

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CA ACU TMM F0064

Title

M. Evelyn Gulliver Fonds

Date(s)

  • 1943 (Accumulation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

1 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(fl.1900-1988)

Biographical history

Evelyn Gulliver lived in Lousana, Alberta. Her husband passed away in 1943 leaving her with one child, Malcolm Gulliver.

Name of creator

(1912-1970)

Biographical history

Henry Stewart (Stew) Cameron was born March 28, 1912 in Calgary, Alberta; he was the son of J. McKinley and Ethel (Munro) Cameron. Encouraged by his father, Stew developed an early interest in cartooning and submitted drawings to the Calgary Herald while still in high school. He studied art at Mount Royal College, where his cartoons illustrated the student newspaper and advertised campus events. In 1934, he produced a series of cartoons on trail riding for the Canadian Geographical Journal. Beginning in 1935, he produced a number of anti-William Aberhart and anti-Social Credit drawings for pamphlets and the Calgary Herald. Stew spent some time in the United States in 1936, working for Disney Studios, though soon returned to Calgary and became the Calgary Herald’s first staff cartoonist. A series of Stew’s Aberhart-targeted cartoons were published in 1938 as No Matter How Thin You Slice It. In 1942, Stew enlisted in the army, serving with the Public Relations Office for Military District No. 13, where he drew cartoons on military life published in army paper Khaki and in the Calgary Herald. From his experiences in basic training, he produced the cartoon set Basic Training Daze. Stew returned to work at the Calgary Herald after the war, but in 1947, accepted an offer to work for the Vancouver Province. He resigned from the Vancouver Province in 1949 and returned to Calgary. Between 1949 and 1955, Stew produced three Calgary Stampede cartoon sets, What I Saw at the Calgary Stampede (1949), Let the Chaps Fall Where They May (1950), and Weep for the Cowboy (1951), and one trail riding cartoon set, Pack Horses in the Rockies: Dudes, Denims & Diamond Hitches (1955). He spent his next years marketing these sets, as well as preparing cartoons for advertisements and friends. Stew Cameron died December 11, 1970.
[Biographical Description taken from the website of the Provincial Archives of Alberta.]

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Sandra Hayward, grandaughter-in-law of Evelyn Gulliver, August 2015.
Accession: 2015.052

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Scope and content

Fonds Consists of two envelopes each containing a set of nine specially printed military-themed cartoons originally created by Stewart Cameron for the Calgary Herald in 1943. Sets are numbered series 1 and 2.

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No further accruals are expected.

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No restrictions on access.

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Materials are subject to the Copyright Act.

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  • English

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See also the Stewart Cameron fonds at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary, Alberta.
See also the Stew Cameron fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Physical storage

  • Box: EW Singleton box 3-1-6