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Jan Zobel papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jan Zobel papers
    Dates: 1970-2017
    Collection Number: 2018-83
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 1.42 linear feet
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: Jan Zobel was a San Francisco tax professional, lesbian, LGBTQ activist, and philanthropist. She wrote "Minding Her Own Business: The Self-Employed Woman’s Guide to Taxes and Recordkeeping" and served as editor of "The San Francisco Bay Area People’s Yellow Pages." The collection includes photographs of Zobel, copies of Minding Her Own Business, the 1981 10th Anniversary Edition of The San Francisco Bay Area People’s Yellow Pages, and CDs of an interview with Jan Zobel conducted April 2017 by Page Faegre. Also included is material related to several years of the Quaker Lesbian Conference (QLC) (1979-2003), including photographs, correspondence, ephemera, event and planning documents, and other material.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Jan Zobel papers. Collection Number: 2018-83. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Audrey Dollinger, trustee for and sister of Jan Zobel, November 2018-January 2019.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Jan Zobel was a San Francisco tax professional, lesbian, LGBTQ activist, and philanthropist. She wrote "Minding Her Own Business: The Self-Employed Woman’s Guide to Taxes and Recordkeeping" and served as editor of "The San Francisco Bay Area People’s Yellow Pages." The collection includes photographs of Zobel, copies of Minding Her Own Business, the 1981 10th Anniversary Edition of The San Francisco Bay Area People’s Yellow Pages, and CDs of an interview with Jan Zobel conducted April 2017 by Page Faegre. Also included is material related to several years of the Quaker Lesbian Conference (QLC) (1979-2003), including photographs, correspondence, ephemera, event and planning documents, and other material. From Zobel’s San Francisco Bay Times 2018 obituary: "Frequently quoted as a tax expert in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal and by Microsoft, Charles Schwab and more, Zobel received the Small Business Administration’s Accountant Advocate of the Year Award...[many know] her role as co-host of an annual East Bay Hanukkah Party for LGBTQ women; her support for, and participation in, the Bay Times SF Pride Parade contingent and much more. She is also remembered for her debates with anti-LGBT advocates during the campaign to defeat the Briggs Initiative in 1978. She was profiled by The San Francisco Chronicle for her courage as a novice competitor in mountain biking at the 2002 Gay Games in Sydney, Australia, where she won a gold medal. In 2003, she was recognized for her decades of philanthropy by the Astraea Foundation." GSSO Linked Terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000381; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_007702

    Indexing Terms

    Lesbians
    Christians