Fonds MG 31 - Jim Cameron fonds [Textual records and other material]

Trucks, 1974 1974 Vaughan Council, n.d. Snow Removal and Dump Truck, Keele Street, 1972 Snow Removal and Dump Truck, Keele Street, 1972 Snow Removal, Kirby Street, 1978

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Jim Cameron fonds [Textual records and other material]

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CA CoV Archives MG 31

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  • 1934-2001, predominant 1950-1990 (Creation)

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  • ca. 25 m of textual records
  • ca. 40 photographs: b&w and col.; 25 x 30 cm or smaller
  • 2 albums: ca. 200 photographs
  • 5 postcards: b&w and col.; 9 x 14 cm
  • ca. 315 maps; 124 x 164 cm or smaller

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Born in Ottawa on Christmas Day, 1942 to James Roberts Cameron and Margaret Elson (McIntyre) Jardine, Jim later lived in Maple and Kleinburg. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow in 1970 (and writing a thesis which detailed the factors that directed Scottish emigration to Upper Canada in the 1850s), Jim taught urban studies at Atkinson College, York University, from 1971-1998. He was a decorated graduate of Lawrence Park Collegiate in Toronto and he published Good For What Ails You, a compilation of self-help remedies from early Canada, as well as The Canadian Beaver Book, a compendium of fact and lore about Canada

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Fonds consists of plans, reports, studies, correspondence, published materials, essays, and newspaper clippings which document the planning and development of Vaughan. Specific Vaughan topics within the fonds include the Maple dump, the Maple theme park, the Woodbridge annexation, and the building of the Vaughan industrial park, to name but a few. Moreover, official plans and studies for Thornhill, Maple, Kleinburg, Nashville, and Woodbridge provide invaluable evidence as to the evolutionary development of these communities.

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  • English

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  • Bay 14 Sh. 19-35
  • Map 23 (M995.5)
  • Map 25 (M995.5)
  • Map 36
  • Map 37

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  • English

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