Seattle Gay Clinic records, 1979-1988  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle Gay Clinic
Title
Seattle Gay Clinic records
Dates
1979-1988 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.79 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
5552
Summary
Reports, correspondence, minutes, and other material related to Seattle Gay Clinic
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Seattle Gay Clinic (SGC), a not-for profit, independent, and volunteer-supported organization, was founded in October 1979 under the name Seattle Clinic for Venereal Health. Its mission was to detect, diagnose, and treat sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), primarily among gay men. In addition to providing primary care for STDs, SGC set up support groups for gay men with Hepatitis B and Herpes. SGC focused on patient education by developing literature about specific STDs and distributing these pamphlets in bars and bathhouses.

After the first diagnosed case of AIDS in Washington State was announced in November 1982, SGC became heavily involved in educating the broader community about AIDS, and developed new ways to assist patients diagnosed with AIDS. In May of 1983, SGC created a "buddy network" in imitation of a successful program in New York, which provided short-term support services to those diagnosed with AIDS. This "buddy network" became known as the Chicken Soup Brigade.

In April of 1984, the SGC Board authorized the founding of another group, "to provide a central coordinating body whereby medical, financial, and information resources of citizens and organizations of the Pacific Northwest can be directed toward a unified response to the public health threat posed by Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)." This group, originally called the Northwest AIDS Project, became the Northwest AIDS Foundation (NWAF). Both the Chicken Soup Brigade and the NWAF ultimately established themselves as independent organizations from the SGC.

SGC remained active throughout the 1990s, collaborating with other agencies and organizations such as YouthCare, Seattle Counseling Services for Sexual Minorities, and People of Color Against AIDS Network in an effort to serve a diverse community. Seattle Gay Clinic closed its operations in 2003.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The material includes minutes, correspondence, committee and financial reports, training manuals, an organizational chart and job descriptions for the Seattle Gay Clinic. Also included are some materials relating to the Northwest Physicians for Human Rights and a small amount of material from the Lesbian and Gay Progressive Health Network.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5552-001: Seattle Gay Clinic records, 1979-1985Return to Top

.58 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: The material includes minutes, correspondence, committee and financial reports, training manuals, an organizational chart and job descriptions for the Seattle Gay Clinic. Also included are some materials relating to the Northwest Physicians for Human Rights and a small amount of material from the Lesbian and Gay Progressive Health Network.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Container(s) Description Dates
Administration
1979-1985
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5552-001
501(c)(3)
1983
1/2 5552-001
Board Agendas
1982-1984
1/3 5552-001
Board documents
circa 1982-1984
1/4 5552-001
Board minutes
1982
1/5 5552-001
Board minutes
1983
1/6 5552-001
Board minutes
1984
1/7 5552-001
Board minutes
1985
1/8 5552-001
Board Retreats
circa 1982
1/9 5552-001
Budget
circa 1983
1/10 5552-001
Committees
1982-1984
1/11 5552-001
Committee - Quality Assurance Task Force
circa 1982-1983
1/12 5552-001
Correspondence
circa 1982-1983
1/13 5552-001
Correspondence to and from Wayne Dodge
circa 1982-1985
1/14 5552-001
Epidemiology Statistics
1979-1980
1/15 5552-001
Financial Reports
1980-1983
1/16 5552-001
Housing/Location of Clinic
1982-1983
1/17 5552-001
Letterhead & Envelope
undated
1/18 5552-001
Organizational Chart
1983
1/19 5552-001
Personnel - Events
circa 1984
1/20 5552-001
Personnel - Job Descriptions
undated
1/21 5552-001
Personnel - Staff Lists
circa 1980-1982
1/22 5552-001
Personnel - Staffing Patterns
1983
1/23 5552-001
Statements
1984
1/24 5552-001
Utilization Reports
1982-1983
Clinic
1980-1985
Box/Folder Accession
1/25 5552-001
Correspondence and Memorandum to Staff and Volunteers
1980-1985
1/26 5552-001
Events
circa 1983
1/27 5552-001
Medical Protocol
circa 1981
1/28 5552-001
Newsletter: Staff Notes
1980; 1983
1/29 5552-001
Patient Forms
circa 1981
1/30 5552-001
Patient Instructions/Recommendations
undated
1/31 5552-001
Patient Pamphlets
1981; 1985
1/32 5552-001
Patient Survey
circa 1982
1/33 5552-001
Physicians Referral List
circa 1983
1/34 5552-001
Procedures
undated
1/35 5552-001
Programs
undated
1/36 5552-001
Retreats
1980; 1983
1/37 5552-001
Training and Orientation
circa 1979-1983
1/38 5552-001
Training - Screener's Handbook
1982
Related organizations
circa 1980-1984
Box/Folder Accession
1/39 5552-001
National Coalition of Gay STD Services pamphlets and newsletters
1981-1982
1/40 5552-001
Northwest Physicians for Human Rights
Scope and Content: Minutes, announcements, and bylaws.
1981-1984
1/41 5552-001
Seattle/King County Department of Public Health - AIDS Program minutes and planning
circa 1983
1/42 5552-001
Miscellaneous
circa 1980-1983

Accession No. 5552-002: Seattle Gay Clinic records, 1982-1988Return to Top

.21 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Wayne Dodge's Seattle Gay Clinic Board of Directors Manual, 1983-1984 (including letterheads, envelopes, articles of incorporation, by-laws, policies, meeting minutes, board of director contact information, treasurer's reports, utilization reports, and newsletters); Shanti Community Training Program Manual, 1988; and a poster for "Equinox," a graphic journal by James Guthrie.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Wayne T. Dodge, 2014-06-17

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Gay Clinic--Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)