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you can do it!! just make sure campy stays with campy, shimano stays with shimano. You could have campy front shifters and deraileur and/or bottom bracket & cranks, and shimano rear shifter and cassette/freewheel, but don't mix and match campy and shimano on either the front or the back.
Actually, it might work in the front, I've never tried it. Does anyone know if different bike gear manufacturers change the spacing on the front of the bike (well actually the middle of the bike, but the front of the drive train. I believe the shifter levers will still need to go with the same manufacturer deraileur, because they may not have or need the same amount of cable pull per gear index.
Brakes should be no problem, campy/shimano & levers/calipers should mix fine, you just squeeze until the bike stops, not much precision there.
Campy and shimano cassettes will not fit on each other's freewheel bodies at all, so if you're going to change, you'll HAVE to replace the freewheel too.
Have fun figuring it all out.
But to answer you're original question... any frame should accept any manufacturers bicycle components, providing they connect to the frame in the correct way. the only odd thing I can think of is some front derailleurs clamp to the tube and some bolt to a braize-on. Both campy and shimano make both varieties.