Fonds MG 568 - McConnell Family fonds

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McConnell Family fonds

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MG 568

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  • nd, 1940-2014 (inclusive); 1954-2000 (predominant). (Creation)

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1.09 metres of textual records, 240 photographs, 286 negatives, 177 slides, 67 audio cassettes, 1 VHS tape, memorabilia.

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John McConnell outlived his wife and two of their children; as a result, some documentation created or acquired by Doreen was found within John’s estate. This was not as clearly the case with the records of their children Elizabeth and John; reference to their son, however, can be found in material created by John McConnell. Their surviving daughter has also provided material; and transferred the material found in John McConnell’s custody at the time of his death.

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This fonds documents the interests, careers and family of John and Doreen McConnell and their daughter, Mary Ann. It includes materials related to McConnell’s work in communications, his work for the Canadian and Saskatchewan governments, together with materials relating to his interest in the environment and social and international development issues. It also includes materials relating to his wife, Doreen, who predeceased him. It has been organized into three sous-fonds, for records relating to Doreen; to John; and to their daughter Mary Ann.

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Donated to the University Archives & Special Collections by Mary Ann McConnell-Boehm in 2016.
Further accruals are expected.


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