Jack Kevorkian papers: 1911-2017 (bulk 1990-2011)
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Title: Jack Kevorkian papers
Creator: Kevorkian, Jack.
Dates: 1911-2017 (Majority of material found within 1990-2011)
Extent: 1 archived websites (online), 1 portraits, 1 framed photographs, 40 laminated placards (36" x 36"), 1 oversize boxes, 8 linear feet, Digital files (online)
Papers of Dr. Jack Kevorkian (1928-2011), medical pathologist, social activist, advocate for the terminally ill patient's right to die and physician-assisted suicide (which Kevorkian called "Medicide"), author, artist, and musician. By his own estimation, Dr. Kevorkian assisted in the suicides of more than 100 terminally ill people between 1990 and 1998. Kevorkian was acquitted in three physician-assisted suicide trials, and a mistrial was declared in the fourth. In a fifth trial, he was convicted of second-degree murder after administering a lethal injection and served eight years in prison. The collection includes materials related to the Kevorkian family (personal and business records, correspondence, photographs, and audiovisual recordings); Jack Kevorkian's research files and files related to Medicide (files related to the physician-assisted suicides and recordings of Kevorkian's consultations with the terminally ill); and miscellaneous papers (his personal and professional correspondence, published works and manuscript drafts, records related to his court trials, photographs, recordings of news coverage and interviews, audio recordings of Kevorkian's music, and images of his art).
Call number: 2014106 Aa 2
Language: The material is mostly in English; some correspondence, collected material, and 1 audio recording are in Armenian; select items are in German and other languages.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Olga Virakhovskaya, 2014-2015