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Claire Courtney Collection
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The collection contains notes and documents from the formative years of the Humboldt County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission, League of Women Voters, reproductive rights organizations, and the Humboldt Bay League (precursor of the Humboldt Bay Recreation and Conservation District).
Claire Courtney was active in progressive and environmental organizations and Democratic Party politics in Humboldt County from the time she arrived in the mid 1950s until shortly before her death in 2008. A native of New York City, she and her new husband Harold Courtney, moved to the west coast where Mr. Courtney was soon employed as a forester, for the USFS in Hoopa. A few years later they moved to the Eureka area. They had four children and then divorced in the 1970s. Claire was committed to the betterment of her community.
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Copyright to Claire Courtney's writings has been deeded to the Humboldt State University Library. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Special Collections Librarian.
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