Robert (Bob) Chambers

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Robert (Bob) Chambers

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1900.005-CHA

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  • [19--], 1920- 1994 (Creation)
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    Chambers, Bob, 1905-1996
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    predominant 1931-1943

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21 folders of textual records and graphic material
21 photographs

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(1905-1996)

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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.

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The fonds consists of personal papers, photographs, and cartoon compilations for Bob Chambers. Many items in the fonds contain Chambers’ handwriting and appear to have been collected during his career.

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