Fonds MS-15-20 - Janet Conners fonds

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Janet Conners fonds

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  • Textual record

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Fonds

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MS-15-20

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  • 1974-2010 (Creation)

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70 cm of textual records

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Fonds contains materials related to Janet Conners' advocacy work for recipients of tainted blood products and other persons with HIV/AIDS. Janet's and her husband, Randy Conners, contracted HIV when Randy, a hemophiliac, was treated with infected blood. After publicly announcing Randy's diagnosis in 1991, the Conners provided testimony to the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada [the Krever Inquiry], and became advocates for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Janet revealed her HIV positive status upon Randy's death in 1994. Materials in fonds include legal documents, correspondence, speaking notes, press releases, day planners, awards and honorary degrees, and photographs.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Janet Conners fonds, MS-15-20, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Final

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  • English

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