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Call Number: Mss Sc 15

Title: William J. Cameron fonds.

Dates: 1984.

Extent: 0.01 m of textual records.

Biographical sketch: William J. Cameron was born in New Zealand in 1926. He completed his B.A. and M.A. degrees at the Victoria University College, University of New Zealand, and a Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Reading in 1958. Dr. Cameron lectured at Victoria University College and the University of Auckland, New Zealand, the University of Reading, England, and McMaster University, Canada. In 1968 he was appointed Associated Dean and Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario. Two years later he became Dean of the School of Library and Information Science and held that position until 1984. Cameron has written several books including John Dryden in New Zealand (1960), Bibliographical Control of Early Books (1978), and A bibliography in short-title catalog form of Bell's British theatre 1780-1793 and Bell's English theatre 1792 (1984).

Scope and content: The fonds consists of a manuscript titled Popular Literature: The Publishing History of 'Acting Plays' 1710-1793 by William J. Cameron, and a program for The Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS) Conference, Winnipeg October 12, 13, 14, 1984. Cameron presented his paper at a joint session of the CSECS and the Department of Archives & Special Collections, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, the University of Manitoba on 16 October.

Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Accruals: No further accruals to this fonds are expected.

Related material: For an audio recording of Cameron's paper presented by the CSECS and Archives & Special Collections see the Archives & Special Collections fonds (TC 36).

Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.