Fonds 76 - Cameron Tolton fonds

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CA ON00399 76


Cameron Tolton fonds


  • 1960-2001 (Creation)

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17 cm of textual records
7 photographs : b&w

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Cameron Tolton is a noted academic and long-time Professor at Victoria Univeristy. He was born in Toronto in 1936, the second son of two teachers. After being graduated from Humberside Collegiate with First Class Honours he was awarded three Admissions Scholarships to Victoria College (Honours (B.A. 1958), where he earned a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship towards graduate study at Harvard University (A.M., 1958; Ph.D. 1965). In 1964 he began his teaching career at Victoria as a Lecturer in French, progressing to Full Professor in 1983. While continuing in the Victoria Department of French he began to teach Cinema Studies there, as well as at Innis College, in what became that College's Cinema Studies Program/Institute. Professor Tolton's passion for film lead him to serve on the Board of Directors at the Toronto Film Society; also, he was convenor for four Norman Jewison Lectures held at Victoria, featuring acclaimed film directors. Since retiring he has continued to lecture on Andre Gide and his contemporaries, and to introduce fims at the Royal Ontario Musuem and at the Toronto Film Society. He is married to Catherine Grise; they have a daughter, Caroline Tolton Paterson.

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Acquired from Cameron Tolton in 2011.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, primarily incoming, 1960-2001; teaching records, including course outlines/descriptions, lecture/research notes, essay topics, transparencies, bibliographies, exam questions, research material, and term papers for French literature and film courses, 1972-2001; records, including photographs, research/biographical material, correspondence, printed publicity material and clippings relating to the Norman Jewison Lecture Series, which featured acclaimed American film directors introduced by Professor Tolton, 1983-1989.

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Further accruals are expected.

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  • English
  • French

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