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.
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.
Unprocessed – available by appointment