Call Number: Mss Sc 15
Title: William J. Cameron fonds.
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
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this
Accruals: No further accruals to this fonds are
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.