James M. Cameron fonds

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James M. Cameron fonds

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MG 1, vol. 3218-3227

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  • [188-]-1988 (Creation)
    Cameron, James M., 1913-1995

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2.3 m of textual records

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James Malcolm Cameron was born in New Glasgow, N.S. in 1913. In the 1930s he began his career in journalism as a proof-reader with the New Glasgow Evening News, and later became a reporter and city editor. From 1939 to 1946 he served in Canada and overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery. From 1946 to 1952 he was editor and publisher of the Eastern Chronicle. In 1953 he was founder and manager of CKEC radio station. Cameron sold his publishing and broadcasting interests in 1964 and moved to Ottawa, where he served as a member of the Canadian Pension Commission. From 1977 to 1979 he sat on the Pension Review Board. He retired to New Glasgow where he died in 1995.

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Fonds consists of published books, articles, monographs, newspapers, scrapbooks, and research files arranged in alphabetical sequence, documenting Cameron's research on Pictou County history, with particular emphasis on the coal and steel industry. Other topics include community history (primarily New Glasgow), genealogy, mining, and military involvement.

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Donated by James M. Cameron in 1990.


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