F. Kenneth Barta papers
Scope and Contents
The collection comprises clippings, brochures, administrative records, theater programs, notes, and a poem, circa 1954-1975, from Reverend F. Kenneth Barta, former member of the Southern California Council on Religion and the Homophile (SCCRH). The collection includes administrative records from SCCRH; materials from Glide Foundation and the Council on Religion and the Homosexual in San Francisco; and subject files on homosexuality, censorship, religion, and legal issues. The collection also includes flyers and publicity material from gay organizations such as Christopher Street West, Dignity, and the Metropolitan Community Church; as well as the anti-obscenity organizations Citizens for Decent Literature and California League Enlisting Action Now (CLEAN).
- circa 1954-1975
- Barta, F. Kenneth, Rev. (Collector, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
F. Kenneth Barta was born on April 5, 1924 in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He worked as a rector in Episcopal churches in the Virgin Islands, Florida, and California; and as a chaplain for Veterans Affairs hospitals in California.
In the 1960s, he was a member of Southern California Council on Religion and the Homophile and One Incorporated. Barta died on August 4, 2012.
Source: "Obituary: F. Kenneth Rev. Canon Barta." U-T San Diego, September 2, 2012. Accessed October 2, 2014. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/utsandiego/obituary.aspx?n=f-kenneth-rev-canon-barta&pid=159576696
0.6 Linear Feet (1 carton.)
Language of Materials
Clippings, brochures, administrative records, theater programs, notes, and a poem, circa 1954-1975, from Reverend F. Kenneth Barta, former member of the Southern California Council on Religion and the Homophile (SCCRH). The collection includes administrative records from SCCRH, and subject files on homosexuality, censorship, religion, and legal issues.
Two folders with unsorted clippings are at the end of the collection. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor and date of acquisition unknown.
The following have been separated to the ONE periodicals collection:
Adz Gayzette (1 issue, 1971)
Barfly Western Edition 1973
Berkeley Barb (1 issue, 1971)
Concern, Newsletter of the Southern California Council on Religion and the Homophile (9 issues, 1966-1967)
Dignity Newsletter (2 issues, 1971)
Justice Weekly (4 issues, 1966)
Mazatlaners Quarterly (1971-1972)
Metropolitan Community Church newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 47 (May 10, 1970)
"Homosexuality and Citizenship in Florida: a report of the Florida Legistlative Investigation Committee" (Tallahassee, Florida, January 1964), has been separated to the ONE pamphlet collection.
"Gay is Good" button and bumper sticker have been separated to the ONE ephemera collection.
Western Photography Guild, b&w photograph has been separated to the Gay Erotic Studio Photography Collection.
Collection processed by Katrina Sire and Loni Shibuyama, September 2014.
- Finding Aid to the F. Kenneth Barta Papers, circa 1954-1975
- Loni Shibuyama
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- Description is in English.
- Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.