Fonds F0409 - Stewart Cameron fonds

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Stewart Cameron fonds


  • 1938-1942 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

33 cartoons

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Stewart Cameron, 1912-1970, was born and educated in Calgary, Alberta. He began submitting drawings to the Calgary Herald when he was a high school student. He trained for two years at Mount Royal College, worked briefly at Disney Studios in Hollywood, and joined the Herald full time in 1936. During the late 1930s he became known for his anti-Social Credit cartoons. He served in the army during the Second World War, after which he went back to the Herald. In 1947 he moved to Vancouver to work for The Daily Province, but he returned to Calgary in 1949 due to ill health. In the following years he did free-lance work and published a number of collections of his cartoons.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gifts of Stewart Cameron and the Calgary Herald, 1961, 1981, and purchased 1977.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of political and rodeo cartoons drawn for the Calgary Herald (ca. 1938, 1940-1942).

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Finding aids

A selection of the cartoons has been scanned and may be viewed via the link below.

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Most of the Stewart Cameron cartoons fonds is held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Wednesday, October 17, 2018




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