Item MS-15-15.2020-013, Cabinet 15, Drawer 5 - Portrait of Paul Boulais

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Portrait of Paul Boulais

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Nancy Unsworth

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MS-15-15.2020-013, Cabinet 15, Drawer 5

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  • [2007?] (Creation)
    Unsworth, Nancy

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1 painting : 76 cm x 62 cm

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([196?] -)

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Nancy Unsworth is a painter who lives in Amsterdam and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

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Item was donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Gary Brooks and Angus Campbell through the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive.

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Item is a portrait of Paul Boulais painted by Nancy Unsworth in 2007 or 2008 from a photograph taken around 1996. Paul Boulais was an HIV+ gay man and was the first person to receive same-sex Canadian Pension Plan benefits after the death of his partner Grant MacNeil.

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Gary Brooks and Angus Campbell


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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: Portrait of Paul Boulais, MS-15-15, Cabinet 15, Drawer 5, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Record created July 9, 2020.

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  • English

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