Jan Zobel papers

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2022


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