Kit Bakke papers, 1968-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bakke, Kit
Title
Kit Bakke papers
Dates
1968-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.01 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection Number
5600
Summary
Collection related to political activist Kit Bakke
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Christopher Lynn "Kit" Bakke (1946-). Activist.

Kit Bakke was born and raised near Seattle, Washington and graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a political science degree in 1968. While at Bryn Mawr, she founded a Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapter. After graduating she went on to work in the print shop of the SDS national office. After participating in a trip to Cuba in 1969 to meet with North and South Vietnamese, Bakke and her trip comrades decided to escalate tactics and strategies beyond mass demonstrations. At a quarterly SDS meeting in Flint, Michigan, she and her comrades split from the organization to form the Revolutionary Youth Movement, which later became known as the Weather Underground Organization (WUO). Bakke participated in WUO's antiwar, antiracist, and anti-capitalist efforts from its inception in 1969 and went underground until 1973. She also has two bachelor's degrees in nursing from the University of Rochester and two master's degrees in nursing and public health from the University of Washington. For thirteen years, Bakke worked as an oncology nurse at Children's Regional Hospital in Seattle. In her retirement, she writes and volunteers in local philanthropic organizations including charities that tackle drug abuse and homelessness.

Source: The Seattle Times

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes materials related to Kit Bakke's research and writing of her book Protest on Trial: The Seattle 7 Conspiracy including interview transcripts, manuscript drafts, notes, correspondence, and clippings. As well as Redacted copy of FBI surveillance file on Kit Bakke (circa 500 sheets) and 2 sheets of notes made by Bakke on her file.

Photocopies in the file were made by Special Collections when we redacted the donor's Social Security Number.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Restrictions on reproduction and quotation exist for interviews without release forms.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5600-001: Kit Bakke FBI surveillance file, 1969-1973Return to Top

0.21 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Redacted copy of FBI surveillance file on Kit Bakke (circa 500 sheets) and 2 sheets of notes made by Bakke on her file. Photocopies in file were made by Special Collections when we redacted donor's Social Security Number.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Bibliographic Source: Christopher Lynn "Kit" Bakke

Accession No. 5600-002: Kit Bakke papers, 1968-2017Return to Top

1.80 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: This collection includes materials related to Kit Bakke's research and writing of her book Protest on Trial: The Seattle 7 Conspiracy including interview transcripts, manuscript drafts, notes, correspondence, and clippings. The book, published in 2018, follows the Seattle 7 federal conspiracy trial of antiwar leaders in 1970. In January 1970, Michael Lerner, one of the Seattle 7 and then-UW visiting philosophy professor, founded the Seattle Liberation Front (SLF) with members who joined after the recent disbanding of SDS and other radical organizations. Months after a February 17, 1970 protest at Seattle’s downtown federal building turned violent, a Federal Grand Jury in Seattle indicted eight people for conspiracy to cause damage to federal property and intent to riot: Susan Stern, Roger Lippman, Joe Kelly, Jeff Dowd, Michael Lerner, Chip Marshall, Mike Abeles, and Michael Justesen. Justesen, however, went underground in early 1970 before the trial began. The remaining seven people came to be known as the Seattle 7. The book follows the defendants to prison, their fight to be released, and how they have lived their lives over the almost fifty years since then. Protest then and now is explored in the Epilogue. Protest on Trial is based on interviews with defendants, attorneys, FBI agents, police, supporters, eyewitnesses, and more.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Restrictions on reproduction and quotation exist for interviews without release forms.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Kit Bakke on February 7, 2019.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series 1: Protest on Trial book materials
Seattle 7
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5600-002
Abeles, Michael
2011-2014
1/2 5600-002
Dowd, Jeff
Restrictions on Access: no release form
2011-2017
1/3 5600-002
Kelly, Joe
2011-2014
1/4 5600-002
Lerner, Michael
Restrictions on Access: no release form
1970-2013
1/5 5600-002
Lippman, Roger
2011-2017
1/6 5600-002
Marshall, Charles "Chip"
1980-2017
1/7 5600-002
Stern, Susan
2014-2015
Other individuals
Box/Folder Accession
1/8 5600-002
Justesen, Michael
Scope and Content: Michael Justesen was also indicted for the February 1970 protest. He went underground before the trial started and the remaining activists who were indicted became known as the Seattle 7.
1977-1999
1/9 5600-002
Parker, Horace
Scope and Content: Horace Parker was a witness during the Seattle 7 trial. He played an important role in instigating the violence at the February 17 protest and was a paid FBI informer. This folder contains materials from others on Parker.
2011-2014
Interviews
Box/Folder Accession
1/10 5600-002
Bateman, Py
2011
1/11 5600-002
Boorman, John
2012
1/12 5600-002
Castle, Kevin
2011
1/13 5600-002
Dunphy, Stephen
2011
1/14 5600-002
Holley, Lee
Restrictions on Access: no release form
2014
1/15 5600-002
Kochis, Bruce
Restrictions on Access: no release form
2013
1/16 5600-002
McNee, Dean
2012
1/17 5600-002
Robinson, Charles
Restrictions on Access: no release form
2014
1/18 5600-002
Steinborn, Jeffrey
2011
1/19 5600-002
Stern, Robert
2011
1/20 5600-002
Tigar, Michael
Restrictions on Access: no release form
2014
1/21 5600-002
Waldorf, Audrey
2012
1/22 5600-002
Wick, Paul
2011
1/23 5600-002
Wilma, David
Restrictions on Access: no release form
2014
1/24 5600-002
Country Doctor Clinic
2011-2012
2/1 5600-002
Additional untaped interviews and contacts
2011-2015
Series 2: Writings and research
Box/Folder Accession
2/2 5600-002
Newspapers
1970
2/3 5600-002
Conspiracy Law
1971-2014
2/4 5600-002
Investigation research
1971
2/5 5600-002
COINTELPRO
1969-2014
2/6-2/7 5600-002
9th Circuit Appeals; release from jail; 2nd conspiracy indictments
1970-2015
2/8 5600-002
Seattle background research
1996-2017
2/9 5600-002
FOIA [Freedon of Information Act] requests
1973-2015
2/10 5600-002
Chicago trial and convention
1968-2016
2/11 5600-002
Attorneys and Boldt
2011-2014
2/12 5600-002
Draft Resistance and pre- and early Seattle Liberation Front
1967-2017
2/13 5600-002
Contacts
2011-2014
2/14 5600-002
Initial correspondence with interviewees, research setup and book preparation
2011-2015
2/15-2/16 5600-002
Chapters 3 and 4 drafts, background on Seattle and UW
1969-2014
2/17 5600-002
Chapter 1 notes and Seattle history
2013-2015
2/18 5600-002
Seattle Liberation Front founding
1967-2015
2/19 5600-002
Summer 1970
1970-2015
2/20 5600-002
Timelines
2002-2014
2/21-2/22 5600-002
Contemporary protests
1999-2017
2/23-2/24 5600-002
Miscellaneous writings and research including introduction/epilogue
1970-2017
2/25 5600-002
Chapter 4: Actions & Reactions draft
2015
2/26 5600-002
Chapter 5: Spring Into Summer drafts
2015
2/27 5600-002
Chapter 6: Gearing Up For Trial draft
2015
2/28 5600-002
Jury selection drafts and research
1970-2014
2/29 5600-002
TDA [The Day After] chapter research and notes
1970-2015
2/30 5600-002
"New Chapter 1" draft
2015
2/31 5600-002
"Contempt Day" drafts and articles
1970-c. 2015
2/32 5600-002
Trial and mistrial research
1970-2015
2/33 5600-002
Chapter 2 drafts
2015
2/34 5600-002
Chapter 3: TDA [The Day After]: Stop the Courts! Draft
2015

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Bakke, Kit--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Seven--History--Sources
  • Students For a Democratic Society (U.S.)
  • Weather Underground Organization