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Finding Aid to the F. Kenneth Barta Papers, circa 1954-1975 Coll2014.060
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  • Biography
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Separated Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: F. Kenneth Barta papers
    creator: Barta, F. Kenneth, Rev.
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2014.060
    Physical Description: 0.6 Linear Feet 1 carton.
    Date (inclusive): circa 1954-1975
    Abstract: 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.

    Biography

    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

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] F. Kenneth Barta Papers, Coll2014-060, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Katrina Sire and Loni Shibuyama, September 2014.

    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).

    Arrangement

    Two folders with unsorted clippings are at the end of the collection. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.

    Separated Materials

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Censorship
    Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
    Gays -- Religious life
    Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
    Barta, F. Kenneth, Rev.
    Southern California Council on Religion and the Homophile