Fonds MG 15.88 - Silver Donald Cameron

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Silver Donald Cameron

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CA BI MG 15.88

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  • 1968 - 1995 (Creation)

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90 cm of textual records.

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(1968 - 1995)

Biographical history

Silver Donald Cameron was born on June 21, 1937 in Toronto. Cameron was raised in Vancouver. He is one of Canada's most versatile authors, who in (1995) was Dean of the School of Community Studies at the University College of Cape Breton in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Dr. Cameron's work has appeared in countless magazine articles. A former contributing editor of Weekend, he has received four National Magazine Awards. He has also written more than 50 radio dramas, many scripts for film and television, and a stage play, many of which have won awards. Silver Donald Cameron holds a B.A. from the University of British Columbia, an M.A. from the University of California, and a Ph.D. from the University of London, England. He taught at Dalhousie University, University British Columbia, and the University of New Brunswick, and was Writer-in-Residence at the University College of Cape Breton (1978-80), the University of Prince Edward Island (1985-86) and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1987-88). He was Vice-Chairman of the Writers Union of Canada and founding Executive Director of Centre Bras d'Or in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. He is also President of Novara Software and of his own company, Paper Tiger Enterprise.

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Records from Silver Donald Cameron have been donated to the archives over a period of years. Further additions are expected.

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Fonds consist of official reports, correspondence, newsletters, clippings, some photographs, and personal notes. In organizing the papers respect was strictly followed as the material is listed following Cameron's organization. However, inventory does not always correspond to the physical arrangement of the papers.
Fonds consists of the following extensive collection:
A. Audio cassettes and reel to reel tapes. See Boxes 4,5,6,13,18,71
B. Manuscripts
i. Miscellaneous manuscripts: magazine articles, books (novels), radio scripts, television scripts
ii. Fishermen's Strike. Magazine articles, notes and correspondence
B. Manuscripts (cont'd)
iii. Miscellaneous manuscripts consisting of plays, "bother file" (various short stories), other authors, essays, lectures, unpublished stories. See Boxes 2,3,6,7,17,18,19,20,21,22,240,27,28,29,36,37,42,44, 55,57,60,61,63,69,71
C. Background research and/or contract negotiations relating to the following:
i. Mysterious East
ii. Other Publications (books, magazine articles, etc.)
iii. Radio, film (TV), video production
iv. PhD thesis (Sir Walter Scott)
v. Travel, finances
vi. Publishing companies (contracts, agreements, etc.)
vii. Reviews
viii. Permissions for publications. See Boxes 2,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,15,16,21,25,29,31,32,33,35,43, 45,54,55,56,58,60,61,64,66,67,68
D. Transactions and information on organizations and clubs:
i. Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists
ii. Writers' Union of Canada
iii. Writers' Federation of Canada
iv. Centre Bras d'Or
v. Periodical Writers' Association of Canada
vi. Magi
vii. Cultural Federation of Nova Scotia
viii. Novara Software
ix. The Writers Guide of Canada
x. Miscellaneous. See Boxes 14,15,27,38,39,41,48,49,50,56,59,62,65,69,70
E. Personal Correspondence. See Boxes 7,15,23,24,25,26,27,28,34,69,70
F. Professional Correspondence. See Boxes 8,16,22,24,25,26,27,28,32,34,35,45,46,56,65,68,
69,70
G. Academic Material, dealing mainly with Dr. Cameron's academic career. See Boxes 8,15,25
H. Miscellaneous Notes and Correspondence mainly regarding literary ventures. See Boxes 7,16,20,22,28,35,45,47,60,65,72
I. Writer in Residence, mainly correspondence relating to Dr. Cameron's term as writer in residence at U.C.C.B. and U.P.E.I.
See Boxes 25,46
J. Files arranged by the following subjects: contempt of court, House of Commons, petitions, certificates, ACOA, consulting (Credit Union, Businesses, etc.), newspaper & magazine clippings, newsletters. See Boxes 7,16,20,26,27,28,39,40,41,44,45,47,51,52,53,56, 58,59,68,69
K. Nuclear Power. See Box 30

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