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Bob Chambers fonds
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MG 1 volumes 3661-3666; Graphic: GMD/1987-137, GMD/1996-143.
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- Chambers, Bob, 1905-1996
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3114 drawings and other material
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Name of creator
Robert William Chambers, cartoonist and illustrator, was born in 1905 in Wolfville, N.S., the son of John Darby Chambers and Frances Mary (Woodman). After attending public school in Wolfville and later Horton Academy, he moved to New York where he briefly studied at the Grand Central School of Art and worked as an illustrator. In 1932 he returned to Nova Scotia and worked at the Halifax Chronicle as cartoonist, press photographer, advertising artist, and general illustrator. From 1937 until his retirement in 1976, Chambers was the political cartoonist for the Halifax Herald. He was the recipient of several awards and honours including three honourary doctorates, induction into the Canadian News Hall of Fame, and the Order of Canada in 1977. He died in Halifax on 27 March 1996.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of material documenting Chambers' career as an artist and newspaper cartoonist, including original drawings of political cartoons, correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, photographs, and other material.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Bob Chambers in 1987. Original cartoons deposited at the Dalhousie University Art Gallery were donated to NS Archives by Chambers in 1995.
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Copyright on art work belongs to the estate of Bob Chambers.
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Includes 1.5 m of textual records, 126 b&w and col. photographs, and 3 prints (col. postcards).