- 1938-1942 (Creation)
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Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gifts of Stewart Cameron and the Calgary Herald, 1961, 1981, and purchased 1977.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of political and rodeo cartoons drawn for the Calgary Herald (ca. 1938, 1940-1942).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A selection of the cartoons has been scanned and may be viewed via the link below.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Title based on provenance and contents of records.
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Name access points
- Calgary Herald (Subject)
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Wednesday, October 17, 2018