Fonds MS-15-9 - Larry Baxter fonds

CARAS meeting minutes 1988 - 1992 Correspondence, clippings, and notes regarding religion, homosexuality, and AIDS Holding our own: An assessment of the needs of persons living with HIV in Nova Scotia A Time for Quiet and Healing promotional materials, programs, sheet music, and notes 1991 - 1992 Awake the World event records 1998 Records regarding CARAS survey of churches and faith groups

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Larry Baxter fonds

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  • 1969-2018 (Creation)
    Baxter, Larry

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530 cm of textual records

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(January 17, 1951 -)

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Larry Baxter is an HIV/AIDS activist, community volunteer, and former health care worker residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Raised in the Annapolis Valley, Larry graduated from Middleton Regional High School in 1969 before attending Dalhousie University, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1972. Larry was the Program Director and Youth Consultant for the Canadian Red Cross from 1972-1996. He later worked as a home support worker until is retirement in 2014.

As a person living with HIV, Larry has participated in and/or facilitated a wide range of organizations and research projects regarding HIV/AIDS. Larry has been a knowledge user on projects related to HIV and aging, as well as a patient advisor on several primary health care focused research projects within Nova Scotia. Larry chaired AIDS Nova Scotia [formerly MACAIDS] for a term, and sat on the Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS from 2000-2010. He was Secretary for the NAMES Project from 1999-2013, serving as the main custodian of the AIDS Memorial Quilt for over a decade until it was passed onto the Canadian AIDS Society. He has also volunteered in myriad other ways to support interests such as food security, care-giving and social justice.

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Fonds contains materials collected by Halifax-based AIDS activist Larry Baxter. Materials in fonds document Baxter's involvement or interactions with a variety of Nova Scotian AIDS-related organizations, including Churchmembers Assembled to Respond to AIDS [CARAS], AIDS Nova Scotia [ANS], and the Nova Scotia Persons with AIDS Coalition. These materials include administrative and financial records, internal and external reports, memos and correspondence, proposals and planning materials, workshop materials, and reference materials. Fonds also contains Baxter's collection of news clippings covering a broad range of LGBT and AIDS-related issues, and his collection of pamphlets regarding AIDS-related issues and concerns.

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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], Larry Baxter fonds, MS-15-9, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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