Constance (Connie) Elaine Vellekoop, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, March 13, 2011

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Title Constance (Connie) Elaine Vellekoop, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, March 13, 2011
Alternative Title No.581 Constance (Connie) Elaine Vellekoop
Creator Vellekoop, Connie, 1945-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Lloyd, Becky B.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2011-03-13
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, ; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, ; Indonesia,
Subject Vellekoop, Connie, 1945- --Interviews; Poliomyelitis--Patients--Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (35 pages) of interview by Becky B. Lloyd with Connie (Constance Elaine) Vellekoop on March 13, 2011
Abstract Vellekoop (b. 1945) was born in Lorain, Ohio. Her parents were serving as missionaries in Indonesia when Connie contracted polio at age 18 months. She describes what she's been told about getting sick and the course of treatment, first in a hospital, then at home with the "Sister Kenny" treatment administered by her father. She was afflicted in both legs up to her mid torso. She used a left leg brace built by her father. The family returned to the US in 1953, and Connie received several surgeries in a Los Angeles children's orthopedic hospital between ages eight and eleven. She used full-length braces for years after her surgeries. She describes the surgeries and hospitalizations and discusses post-polio challenges. Connie completed her music degree. She teaches piano and is a published writer. Interview is part of the Polio Oral History Project. Interviewer: Becky B. Lloyd
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6jt17ts
Topic Poliomyelitis--Patients
Setname uum_elc
ID 800938
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