Fonds MS-2-833 - Sylvia Hamilton fonds

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Sylvia Hamilton fonds

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  • 2002-2019 (Creation)
    Hamilton, Sylvia D.

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78 cm of textual records
1 optical disc : CD-R

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Sylvia D. Hamilton was born in Beechville, NS. She grew up in Nova Scotia and attended a segregated school as well as a non-segregated school. She was the first person from Beechville to graduate high school. She attended Acadia University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972. Later, she earned a Master’s degree at Dalhousie (2000). Sylvia is an accomplished filmmaker, including NFB films like “Black Mother Black Daughter” and “Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia”. Her work focuses on the experience of African Nova Scotians/African Canadians and women. She has earned a Gemini award, the Portia White Prize, CBC Television Pioneer Award, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Sylvia Hamilton currently teaches in the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College (Dal) and is the current Rogers Chair in Communications. She holds three honourary degrees.

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Fonds was donated by Sylvia Hamilton in 2022 (accession 2022-020).

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Fonds consists of textual records related to Sylvia Hamilton and her academic career as an instructor at Mount Saint Vincent University, Acadia University, and the University of King’s College.

Textual records include correspondence and records related to her service and committee work, and educational material related to “The Journalist as Documentarian,” “Canadian History on Film,” "Through Her Eyes: Women and Documentary Filmmaking,” “Through Her Eyes: Women and the Documentary Tradition,” “Crossing Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Approach to Telling Women’s Lives,” and “Advanced Television Workshop" courses.

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  • English

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