Fonds SC170 - Craig Campbell fonds

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CA ON00259 SC170


Craig Campbell fonds


  • 1941-2011; 1959-1981 predominant (Creation)

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50 cm of textual records and other material (4 boxes)
15 diagrams
4 maps
10 drawings
25 photographs
10 slides

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Craig Campbell, a resident of Waterloo, was active in the Ontario field naturalist community, and made significant contributions to conservation efforts in Canada through his field research and collaborative work with scientists, academics and conservation agencies. Campbell studied Ontario’s natural heritage (mammals, herpetofauna, plants and butterflies) for more than 50 years, and is responsible for documenting the occurrence of many of Ontario’s threatened and endangered species. He was a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists (Waterloo Region Nature as of 2014), and served as Chairman of their Conservation Committee from 1964-1971. He also served as Vice President of the Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Society (CARCS). Campbell received the W.W. H. Gunn Conservation Award in 2014 and the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Trust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

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3 boxes and a binder of material were donated to the Herpetology Department at the Royal Ontario Museum by Wayne Weller in October of 2015, and were subsequently transferred to the archives.

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Fonds documents Craig Campbell’s interest and involvement in the conservation of Canada’s natural heritage. Textual records consist of correspondence related to his research and conservation efforts; correspondence related to his work for CARCS; correspondence with conservation agencies, academics and scientists from various institutions across North America; published and unpublished manuscripts written by Campbell, research materials, field notes, reports, newspaper clippings and photocopies of publications with annotations. Graphic records include photographs, slides, x-rays, and drawings of amphibians, reptiles and observation sites. Cartographic records include diagrams and maps. The fonds is arranged in 5 series as follows: Timber Rattlesnake Records, Hybrid Salamander Records, Salamander Habitat and Breeding Records, Turtle Records, and Natural Heritage Conservation Records.

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  • English

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A finding aid is available at the Royal Ontario Museum's main library. Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Dell.

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Associated material pertaining to ROM Herpetologist, E.B.S. Logier, whom Campbell worked and corresponded with, available in the Shelley Logier fonds.

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April 2016




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