Harbaugh, Charles J. Papers

Span Dates: 1950-1995
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 48.19 cubic feet


The Harbaugh papers measure 48.19 cubic feet and date from 1966 to 1995. The collection includes records of gay-oriented organizations, such as the Dorian Group, the Seattle Gay Alliance, and the National Leather Association, Mobilization Against AIDS, Northwest AIDS Foundation, and Seattle AIDS Network, Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities, Seattle Treatment Exchange Program, Shanti/Seattle, and Stonewall (Seattle). Materials concerning religion and homosexuality are newsletters, writings, reports, organizational materials.

Hist/Bio Note

Charles James Harbaugh, therapist and gay activist, was born in 1946. He graduated from Seattle University and attended Union Theological Seminary in Chicago. He was a founding member of the Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities in the 1960s, and worked for Seattle-area community health organizations and the Washington State Human Rights Commissionin the 1970s. Harbaugh served on the boards of many Seattle gay organizations and was active in the Church Council of Greater Seattle in the early 1970s, especially in its street ministry program. Harbaugh died in 1995 from complications related to AIDS.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available at the repository and online at the following web page.


The collection is housed at the Special Collection Division of the University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington. Additional information plus contact information is available from the Special Collections webpage.


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