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Anne Bishop fonds

  • MS-15-5
  • Fonds
  • [198-?] - 1998
Fonds includes materials created by, collected or about Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia [LGRNS], including a collection of pins.

Bishop, Anne Charlotte

Awards and certificates

File contains awards and certificates awarded to Janet Conners', including the Nova Scotia Human Rights Award, honorary membership to the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Hemophilia Society, and the Second Annual Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

Awards and distinctions

Series contains honours and distinctions awarded to Janet Conners in recognition of her involvement in the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada [the Krever Inquiry], and her subsequent advocacy work for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Materials include honorary degrees, awards, fellowships, and other distinctions, as well as associated programs, invitations, and forms.

Bob Fougere fonds

  • MS-15-18
  • Fonds
  • 1990-2017
Fonds contains materials collected by LGBTQ+ activist Bob Fougere pertaining to his activism in Halifax. Records in fonds document Fougere's work as coordinator of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project [NSRAP], including NSRAP's participation in the Halifax Rainbow Health Project and its health care advocacy work on behalf of transgender Nova Scotians. Materials also document Fougere's roles as board member at Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community Church, and facilitator the Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Youth Project support group. Materials in fonds include correspondence, pamphlets, essays, studies, clippings, reports, meeting minutes, conference materials, and ephemera.

Fougere, Bob

Certificates, honorary degrees, and event programs

File contains certificates, honorary degrees, and other distinctions awarded to Janet Conners. File also contains programs for events at which Conners' was honoured, and some related correspondence.


Series contains news clippings regarding LGBT social and political issues, culture, and events. Series contains four sub-series of clippings regarding LGBT social and political issues, culture, and events; the Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada [the Krever Inquiry]; HIV/AIDS in Nova Scotia; and HIV/AIDS in Canada and Abroad.

Clippings ; photographs ; correspondence

File contains two clippings regarding Janet Conners' activism and honours, one letter addressed to Janet and Randy, three photographs of Randy and Janet, and one photograph of Randy, Janet, and their son Gus.

Correspondence and clippings regarding the Krever Inquiry, support for infected spouses and children

File contains correspondence and clippings related to the Krever inquiry and subsequent efforts by the Janet Conners Infected Spouse and Children Association to gain supports from the government for the families of those infected with HIV/AIDS by tainted blood products. Correspondence in this file is primarily between Janet Conners, her lawyer Dawn J. Ring, and Canadian politicians.

Flyers for Simon Nkoli event, 1989

File contains two copies of a flyer advertising events in Halifax featuring Simon Nkoli, a gay South African political activist. Events include a talk held at Rumours bar, and the preceding meet and greet held on the same date at Veith House.

Gay men's health and HIV/AIDS

Subseries contains materials documenting NSRAP's research and support work related to HIV/AIDS, including the Gay Men's Health Research Project, and NSRAPS's response to Nova Scotia's Strategy for HIV/AIDS. Materials in subseries include Gay Men's Health Research Project planning and research materials, HIV/AIDS related government policy documents, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, and notes.

Honorary degrees

File contains Janet Conners' honorary degrees from Dalhousie University, Acadia University, and Mount Saint Vincent University.

Jan Morrell fonds

  • MS-15-23
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1997
Fonds contains materials produced by Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia [LGRNS] as part of their lobbying efforts to gain human rights protections for members of Nova Scotia's LGBTQ+ community, including correspondence, briefs, presentations, and notes. Fonds also contains correspondence, notes, and clippings regarding the establishment and operations of the Halifax chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays [PFLAG].

Morrell, Jan

Janet Conners fonds

  • MS-15-20
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2010
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.

Legal documents, correspondence, and speaking notes regarding the Krever Inquiry, HIV/AIDS activism

Series contains materials related to Janet Conners' involvement in the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada [the Krever inquiry], related legal cases, and Conners' subsequent advocacy work for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Materials include legal documents, correspondence, speaking notes, press releases, and medical records.

Lynn Murphy fonds

  • MS-15-3
  • Collection
  • 1972 - 1996
Fonds contains graphic materials collected by Lynn Murphy through her association with the Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA) of Nova Scotia, and participation in organizing Halifax Pride marches and parades, in addition to other LGBT initiatives in Halifax. Fond contains one series of posters, banners, and flags produced or collected by GALA for use in Pride marches and parades, as well as other political demonstrations, GALA meetings, and dances, or relating to event held at Rumours bar. Fonds also contains posters for LGBT-related events in Halifax, posters for LGBT films, posters encouraging safe-sex practices and political activism, as well as Pride Guide mockups from 1996 and 1998.

Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia

Media coverage of Lesbian and Gay Right's Nova Scotia [LGRNS] activism related to the Human Rights Act

File contains four VHS tapes containing media coverage of Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia [LGRNS] and their work to protect sexual orientation under the Human Rights Act in Nova Scotia. Media coverage also includes LGRNS opposition to Barkhat Khokhar, a member of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission who expressed homophobic and misogynistic views. Footage from these tapes has been copied onto a DVD-R disc which is also located in this file.

Meritorious service medal records

File contains materials related to the Meritorious Service Medal awarded to Janet and Randy Conners for their HIV/AIDS activism. Materials include forms, correspondence, background information for honorees, invitations and namecards for Janet and her son, Gus, and one program for the event.

Neighbourhood noise

Item contains seven contributions to the Neighbourhood Noise Project, presented by CKDU Radio, the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), and Centre for Art Tapes. The contributions are all written, produced, and performed by Canadian subjects. The project was released as part of the People's Summit (P-7) event staged in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the G-7 Summit. The project invited people to submit audio-taped works on the subject of community and neighbourhoods and were compiled into a tape to play at the 00 Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Paul Harris fellowship records

File contains materials related to Janet Conners' receipt of the Paul Harris Fellowship, including the fellowship certificate, a program from the event, and one information sheet for recipients.

Personal archives of David R. Jones

  • MS-2-795
  • Fonds
  • 1925 ; 1944 ; 1960-1962
The collection documents the beginning of the Youth New Democratic Club at Dalhousie, and David Jones' involvement in the organization. It also includes two articles of E. Chesley Allen, David's maternal grandfather, plus a photograph. E. Chesley Allen was the Superintendent of the School for the Blind, and a naturalist.

Personal correspondence ; photographs

File contains one card and one poem from Anne Ernst, one facsimile of a letter written by Janet addressed to "Parker", one photograph of Janet with an unidentified man, and one photograph of two unidentified men.

Photograph of a group of unidentified attendees gathered around a barbecue of the First Roscoe Fillmore Memorial Picnic

Item consists of a photograph taken by Susan Perly, of a large group of unidentified attendees standing around a barbecue at the First Roscoe Fillmore Memorial Picnic, Sackville, Nova Scotia, July 1978. Nolan Reilly stands in the foreground with his back to the camera.
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