Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00296 2B Annex - Campbell Hughes Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00296 2B Annex


Campbell Hughes Papers


  • 1935-1990 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

9 boxes (1.2 metres)

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Biographical history

Campbell Hughes, born in 1913, was a long-time editor and publisher in Canada. He taught school in Orillia and Hamilton, Ont., between 1933 and 1947. He started work at Ryerson Press in 1947, first as a sales representative before becoming an associate editor. He moved to Charles E. Merrill Books in 1960, where he was vice-president and editor-in-chief. He moved back to Ryerson Press in 1965 to become its General Manager of Publishing and Printing. He founded Van Nostrand Reinhold Ltd., in 1970, working as its president until 1978. He was president of Beaufort Books between 1980-1983. He served on various boards and councils, including a stint as president of the Canadian Book Publishers' Council in 1970-1971. He died in 1990.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Patricia Hughes, 1992.

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Scope and content

Collection consists of correspondence, papers and other files pertaining to Ryerson Press, Charles E. Merrill Books, Van Nostrand Reinhold Ltd., Beaufort Books, Beat Associates, and volunteer actitivies for publishers' organizations and other groups.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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