Fonds F29 - Douglas Gordon Campbell fonds

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Douglas Gordon Campbell fonds

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ON00008 F29

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  • 1920-17 Nov. 1992, predominant 1932-1981 (Creation)

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32.2 cm of textual records (21 files) 6 photographs : b&w ; 25.5 X 20.5 cm or smaller 1 photograph : b&w ; 9.2 X 11.9 cm (sight) glued to a cardboard card 16.3 X 21.5 cm 4 audio discs : green plastic in paper sleeve ; 18 cm 1 audio cassette : analog ; 10 cm Some items have water damage, coffee stains, or are in fragile condition due to being constructed of poor-quality paper.

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Fonds was obtained from Dr. Campbell’s daughter, Gail by Dr. H. Clifford Scott. Dr. Scott afterwards donated the fonds to the Archives through contact with the Archives’ co-founder, Dr. J. Griffin. Fonds was accessioned in Dec. 1992.

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Fonds consists of materials pertaining to the life and career of Dr. D.G. Campbell that were created or accumulated both during the time of his life and after his death. Specifically, fonds contains documentation of Dr. Campbell’s biography (i.e., curriculum vitae, biographical statements created for publication in various directories, and memorial statements written at the time of his death) and other personal materials such as insurance forms, correspondence with colleagues and patients, copies of correspondence to family members after his death, correspondence regarding the disposition of his archival materials, and original school transcripts and certificates. Regarding his professional activities, fonds includes: transcripts of lectures given at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California Medical School at Berkeley and at Connecticut College with miscellaneous lecture notes; copies of publications, articles, and manuscripts either authored by Dr. Campbell or used by him as research material concerning various topics such as general semantics, nutrition, dancers, psychosomatic medicine, the physiology of the spine and neck, and neuropsychiatry; and copies of transcripts of radio interviews concerning the use of harmful pesticides among other things. Fonds also includes audio discs of lectures given in 1946 on the topics of general semantics and mental hygiene and the child and an audio cassette of part of a radio interview concerning pesticide use. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Personal or biographical records Academic lectures Publications, articles, presentations, and interview transcripts Photographic records Audio discs and audio cassette

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Files containing personal information are restricted in accordance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act (2004).

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Detailed finding aid is available in hard-copy, MS Word, and database formats.

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The files have been created by the donor (Dr. H. Clifford Scott), by the former Archivist, or by Dr. D.G. Campbell himself.

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References: “Campbell, Douglas Gordon”. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Archives. Biographical file. Sept. 2005.

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