Charna Klein papers, 1970-1996  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Klein, Charna
Title
Charna Klein papers
Dates
1970-1996 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.84 cubic feet (7 boxes including 22 sound cassettes)
Collection Number
5090
Summary
Papers of a Seattle Jewish activist and author documenting Klein's lesbian/gay activism, particularly her research into available lesbian/gay counseling services and the lesbian/gay mental health movement nationally.
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

Access to portions of the collection is restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in New York City in 1945, Klein moved to Seattle with her parents when she was two years old. Educated as a psychological and medical anthropologist, Klein's professional career has combined counseling, consultant work, university teaching, and community activism. The president of Consultant Services Northwest, Inc., she became an adjunct member of the Seattle University faculty in 1994. Prior to that she taught at the University of Washington from 1974-1980 and served as chair of its Women Studies Advisory Committee for two years. She also served as executive director of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society (1991-1994).

For her doctoral dissertation, Klein examined available lesbian/gay counseling services and the lesbian/gay mental health movement nationally. She worked for a number of years at the Seattle Counseling Service. She was also a founding member of Kadima (originally known as the Jewish Liberation Alliance), and Congregation Tikvah Chadashah (the lesbian/gay Jewish congregation in Puget Sound area).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers document Klein's lesbian/gay activism, as well as her civil human rights, feminist and fair employment activities.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5090-001: Charna Klein subject series, 1970-1990Return to Top

1.21 cubic feet (2 boxes including 2 sound cassettes, ca. 180 min.)

Scope and Content: Subject series. Documents Klein's civil/human rights, feminist and fair employment activities.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Charna Klein, 7/15/1997.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1 5090-001
WashPIRG Lobbying Information
1990
1 5090-001
Northwest Passage
Scope and Content: Letters to editor by Charna Klein
1978
1 5090-001
Cascade Voice
Scope and Content: Article on Judaism and Women
1983
1 5090-001
The Jewish Transcript
1978
1 5090-001
The Seattle Sun
1978
1 5090-001
Jewish Women's Newsletter
1985-1987
1 5090-001
Articles by Charna, Anti-Semitism/Gay Rights
1978
1 5090-001
Anti-Semitism
Scope and Content: Writings, clippings, bibliographies, miscellany
1978-1983
1 5090-001
University Herald Clipping
Scope and Content: Photograph of Klein teaching
1990
1 5090-001
National Women's Studies Association Conference Brochure
1985
1 5090-001
Holocaust Committee
Scope and Content: Correspondence, clippings, conference notes, miscellaneous
1982-1983
1 5090-001
The Record: Holocaust in History
1978
1 5090-001
Exodus
1978
1 5090-001
Women's Studies Course
Scope and Content: Syllabi, conference schedules, flyers, materials for oral history project, miscellaneous
1972-1975
1 5090-001
UW Women's Studies Association
1977-1978
1 5090-001
Women's Studies Advisory Committee
Scope and Content: Minutes, agenda
1977-1980
1 5090-001
Women's Studies
Scope and Content: Film reviews, book orders, and journal information
1979
1 5090-001
University of Washington Women's Studies
Scope and Content: Correspondence, notes, miscellaneous
1976-1978
1 5090-001
Northwest Women's Action Conference
1978
1 5090-001
Miscellaneous Women's Studies
1977-1979
1 5090-001
Women and Mental Health Symposium
1975
1 5090-001
US Commission on Civil Rights
Scope and Content: Correspondence, miscellany
1977-1979
1 5090-001
Northwest Women's Studies Resource Bank
Scope and Content: Newsletters, miscellany
1976-1979
1 5090-001
Meditation and Bodywork Resources
1975-1980
1 5090-001
Feminist Coordinating Council Flyers
undated
1 5090-001
Clara Fraser vs. City Light
Scope and Content: Newspaper clippings, FCC correspondence, FCC press release, personal statement by Clara Fraser
1975
1 5090-001
FBI Harassment/Grand Jury Project
Scope and Content: Brochures, newsletters, flyers
1976
1 5090-001
Freedom Socialist Party Flyers
1975-1976
1 5090-001
Seattle Union and Working Women's Conference
Scope and Content: Brochures, handouts
1977
1 5090-001
Feminist Women's Health Centers/The Women's Building Flyers
1974
1 5090-001
Women's Studies Programs - Nationwide Directory
1978
1 5090-001
Miscellaneous Clippings
1970-1979
1 5090-001
Nuclear Information - Life Without Trident
Scope and Content: Flyers, brochures, bibliography
1977-1980
1 5090-001
Miscellaneous Political Activism
Scope and Content: Flyers, brochures
1970-1980
1 5090-001
Initiative 10 - Fair Employment
Scope and Content: Flyers, meeting notes and agenda (People for Fair Employment), resolution to oppose Initiative 10
1986
1 5090-001
International Tribune on Crimes Against Women
Scope and Content: Correspondence, reports
1976
1 5090-001
Women and Mental Health Symposium
Scope and Content: Brochures, papers, personal notes
1975
1 5090-001
Audiocassette Tapes
Scope and Content: Charna Klein - moderator and panel, forum co-sponsored by FCC, Womens Studies, Mujer on What Really Happened in Ellensburg; Continuation - What Really Happened in Ellensburg: Victory or Defeat for Feminism?
1997, undated
2 5090-001
Pacific Northwest Jewish Women's Conference
Scope and Content: Conference information, conference agenda, workshop, descriptions
1987
2 5090-001
Jewish Feminist Conference
Scope and Content: Personal notes, handouts (statements from the community), statement of purpose, workshop descriptions, area map
1982
2 5090-001
Washington State Conference for Women
Scope and Content: Nametag, brochures, handouts, Klein's moderator's script, flyers, nominees for State Representatives to National Women's Conference, resolution on gay rights legislation, recommendations to Congress
July 1977
2 5090-001
General Health Issues
1975-1977
2 5090-001
Coalition for a King County Women's Commission
1977

Accession No. 5090-002: Charna Klein subject series, 1971-1996Return to Top

3.63 cubic feet (5 boxes including 20 sound cassettes)

Scope and Content: Subject series. Papers document Klein's lesbian/gay activism, particularly her research into available lesbian/gay counseling services and the lesbian/gay mental health movement nationally. Contains a substantial subgroup of papers which Klein generated during her work with the Seattle Counseling Service, including correspondence, evaluations, questionnaires, surveys and notes.

Also contains subgroup on Congregation Tikvah Chadashah.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Charna Klein, 7/15/1997.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1 5090-002
Mama Bear's News and Notes
Scope and Content: Article by Charna Klein
1986
1 5090-002
Seattle Gay News
Scope and Content: Some articles by/about Charna Klein
1978-1986
1 5090-002
Miscellaneous Resources (Sexual Minorities)
Scope and Content: Articles, bibliographies
1972-1978
1 5090-002
Journal Articles Related to Homosexuality
undated
1 5090-002
Unsorted Materials - Articles, Notes
undated
1 5090-002
Lesbianism Lectures
Scope and Content: Notes, writings
1977
1 5090-002
Lesbianism Course Bibliographies
1960s-1970s
1 5090-002
Lesbianism Course Articles
undated
1 5090-002
Lesbianism Course at UW
Scope and Content: Syllabi, correspondence, memos, bibliographies
1977
1 5090-002
Women's Studies Journal Articles
undated
1 5090-002
Lesbianism Course
Scope and Content: Examinations, syllabi, bibliographies, mimeos, student evaluations
undated
1 5090-002
Women's Studies 354
Scope and Content: Bound journal articles on homosexuality
undated
1 5090-002
Correspondence
Scope and Content: Pink post-its, cryptic notes from Lisa
1974-1980
1 5090-002
Homosexuality and Mental Health
Scope and Content: Notes, articles
undated
1 5090-002
"History and Functions of Gay and Lesbian Counseling Centers"
Scope and Content: Book chapter by Klein, manuscript and correspondence
1984
1 5090-002
Speaking Engagement (Women's Studies Class)
Scope and Content: Correspondence, course outline, notes
1986
1 5090-002
Student Paper: "Some Biologic Bases for Sex Behavior"
1971
1 5090-002
Miscellaneous Theater
Scope and Content: Programs and flyers - Alice B. Theater and The Group Theater
undated
1 5090-002
Women's Rally Poster, New York
1975
1 5090-002
World Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Organizations - Western Regional Conference
Scope and Content: Correspondence, flyers, schedules, newsletters, miscellany
1990
1 5090-002
World Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Organizations - 11th International Conference of Gay and Lesbian Jews
Scope and Content: Program, correspondence, miscellany, general WCGLJO correspondence, bylaws, minutes, miscellany
1988-1989
1-2 5090-002
Congregation Tikvah Chadashah
Scope and Content: Newsletters, bylaws, miscellany, material from CTC and other Jewish organizations, correspondence, clippings, programs, press releases, committee notes
1981-1996
2 5090-002
Correspondence Re: Grievance Against U. Pittsburgh
1986-1988
2 5090-002
Miscellaneous Committee Notes, Speeches, Brochures
undated
2 5090-002
Research Proposal - Gay History
1979
2 5090-002
One Institute Graduate School
Scope and Content: Brochure, miscellany
1986
2 5090-002
Anthropological Research Group on Homosexuality
Scope and Content: Newsletters, miscellany
1979-1988
2 5090-002
Audiotapes
Scope and Content: Panel on Specialized Issues in Mental Health; Lesbians in Literature, Tamara Turner; LFRC Women's Survival Kit, discuss, women on monogamy; Retreat; Klein's opening talk at Women and Mental Health Symposium; Interview with Dan Kelleher tape 1; Interview with Dan Kelleher tape 2; Interview with Laurie Drabble about co-counseling; Side 1: Barbie Taylor UW Psychology Dept. Grad student; Side 2: heterosexual therapists re treating gays?; Session 1 - Women cross-culturally for Lesbian Womanifesto course UW Experimental College; Session 2 - Women cross-culturally for Lesbian Womanifesto course UW Experimental College; Lesbian Womanifesto - course, gay studies program, UW Experimental College, Klein's first session; Political Action Organizing Meeting; Side 1: WA State conference for Women 7/77, Lesbian panel - Charn's speech; Side 2: Moore singing; Lesbians and Mental Health Workshop, tape 1 and 2; Political Organizing Meeting; Panel of gay therapists (Dan K, Rod Carr, Jan/Loudon); Gay church meeting in San Francisco, 1968, given to Klein by Sue Ellen Jacobs; SCS Annual Meeting
1979-1988
2 5090-002
Counseling Our Own book by Charna Klein
1986
2 5090-002
Ephemera - Two Buttons
undated
3 5090-002
National Gay Task Force
Scope and Content: Correspondence, notes, brochures
1976-1978
3 5090-002
Minneapolis Lesbian Resource Center and Gay Community Services
Scope and Content: Newsletters, articles, brochures, interview notes
1975-1976
3 5090-002
Institute for Human Identity/Identity House, New York
Scope and Content: Correspondence, statistical reports, financial reports, interview
1973-1975
3 5090-002
Pennsylvania Gay/Lesbian Resources
Scope and Content: Brochures, interview notes, newsletters, flyers
1974-1976
3 5090-002
Oregon Sexual Minorities Resources
Scope and Content: Newspaper clippings, interview notes, brochures, policy statements, counselor training handouts
1974-1976
3 5090-002
San Francisco Gay/Lesbian Resources
Scope and Content: Brochures, personal notes, interview notes, flyers, correspondence, newsletters
1974-1975
3 5090-002
East Bay Community Services - Berkeley, CA
Scope and Content: Interview notes, brochures, IRS correspondence, agency overview, public service announcements, correspondence with other community service agencies, flyers, governmental proclamation (Office of the Mayor, City of Berkeley, CA, June 1974)
June 1974
3 5090-002
Miscellaneous Personal Notes
1975
3 5090-002
Women's Support Center/Women's Counseling Collective
Scope and Content: Flyers, meeting notes, correspondence, calendar (December 1974), member lists
1974-1975
3 5090-002
Miscellaneous Women's Counseling and Health Resources - Nationwide
Scope and Content: Business cards, directories
1976
3 5090-002
Gay/Lesbian Counseling Services
Scope and Content: Journal articles, personal notes, press release (American Psychiatric Association - December 1973), newspaper clippings
1971-1979
3 5090-002
Stonewall Human Growth Center, Seattle
Scope and Content: Newsletters, annual report and Application for Clarification Renewal, newspaper clippings, flyers, description of Center, correspondence ("Open letter to David Baird from residents of 105 14th E., Seattle" - undated)
1975
3 5090-002
Los Angeles Gay Community Services Center
Scope and Content: Interview notes, brochures, flyers, staff organization chart, correspondence, articles of incorporation (January 1972), peer counseling program proposals, newspaper clippings, meeting notes
1972-1975
3 5090-002
Gay Center for Social Services, San Diego
Scope and Content: Interview notes, flyers, newsletters, newspaper clippings, press releases, correspondence ("Selective Service Records of Kenneth L. Cullers" 1974), Release of Information (Kenneth L. Cullers 1974)
1973-1974
3 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service
Scope and Content: Organizational flow charts, meeting notes, statement of client person rights, correspondence
1971-1978
3 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - Client Evaluations
Scope and Content: Blank evaluation forms, personal notes, statistical data, statistical reports
1971-1978
3 5090-002
Miscellaneous Mental Health Organizations - Seattle
Scope and Content: Newspaper clippings, personal notes, flyers, resource lists, meeting notes, newsletters, volunteer orientation materials (Seattle Crisis Clinic, Inc.)
1975-1976
3 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - Staff Evaluations
Scope and Content: Completed evaluation forms (1974/1977), report of results (1977), recommendations (undated), personal notes
1974-1977
3 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - National Gay Community Services Survey
Scope and Content: Blank and completed questionnaires, correspondence, personal notes, book outline/rough draft
1986
3 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - National Gay Community Service Survey
Scope and Content: Completed questionnaires, personal notes, correspondence
1975-1976
3 5090-002
Events - Protests and Marches Flyers
1973-1981
3 5090-002
Gay and Lesbian Religious Resources
Scope and Content: Flyers, brochures, newspaper clippings, denominational statements, personal notes, personal statements
1977-1986
3 5090-002
Personal Notes and Miscellany
Scope and Content: Correspondence and handwritten notes (unknown origin and relation to other record groups)
1971-1972
3 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Services Correspondence
1971-1972
3 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - Administration
Scope and Content: Program proposals, Board of Advisors, correspondence, telephone statistics (1971), personal notes
1971-1972
3 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - Annual Report Rough Draft
April 1972-March 1973
3 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - Opinion Survey Question Booklet
Scope and Content: Booklet, undated personal notes
undated
3 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - Client Fees Discussion
Scope and Content: Personal notes
March 1971
3 5090-002
Lesbian and Gay Resources Nationwide
Scope and Content: Flyers, biographies, directories, resource lists
1974-1979
3 5090-002
Seattle Institute for Sex Therapy, Education, Research (S.I.S.T.E.R)
Scope and Content: Flyers, brochures
undated
3 5090-002
Seattle Gay Pride Flyers
1973-1975
3 5090-002
Lesbian Mothers National Defense Fund
Scope and Content: Price of materials available, flyers undated
undated
3 5090-002
YWCA/Lesbian Resource Center
Scope and Content: Flyers, newsletters
1971-?
3 5090-002
Feminist and Sexual Minority Publications
Scope and Content: Newsletters, newspapers
1961-1979
3 5090-002
Council of Planning Affiliates - Task Force on Sexual Minorities #1
Scope and Content: Formal report, meeting minutes, resource list, article by Charna Klein (Submitted to "Seattle Gay News," personal notes
1977
3 5090-002
Council of Planning Affiliates - Task Force on Sexual Minorities #2
Scope and Content: Meeting agenda, member list, memoranda, personal notes, report outline, questionnaire summary
1977
3 5090-002
Council of Planning Affiliates - Task Force on Sexual Minorities #3
Scope and Content: Memoranda, meeting minutes, digest and selected materials, Council of Planning Affiliates studies, rules for electing new Board members, personal notes, newspaper clippings, press releases
1977
3 5090-002
Union of Sexual Minorities
Scope and Content: Statement of purpose, flyers, newsletters, personal notes
1974-1978
3 5090-002
Washington Coalition for Sexual Minority Rights
Scope and Content: Flyers, correspondence, songs and chants
1977
3 5090-002
California/Oregon Trip
Scope and Content: Miscellaneous women's materials, personal notes, brochures
Summer 1986
3 5090-002
Pat Haggerty - University of Washington School of Social Work - Thesis Proposal
undated
3 5090-002
Anti-Initiative 13
1978
3 5090-002
Chemical Dependence Program Study
1977
3 5090-002
Dorian Group
1969-1978
4 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - Gay Bar Patron Survey #1
1971
4 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - Gay Bar Patron Survey
1971
4 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - Sample Question Pool
undated
4 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - Sexual Minorities Questionnaire #1, 2, & 3
April 1972
5 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - Sexual Minorities Questionnaire #4 & 5
April 1972
5 5090-002
Seattle Counseling Service - Sexual Minorities Questionnaire #1 & 2
March 1973

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Feminists--United States
  • Feminists--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Lesbian activists--United States
  • Lesbian activists--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Klein, Charna--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Congregation Tikvah Chadashah (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Seattle Counseling Service For Sexual Minorities (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)