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Collection #121

Dr. Harold Kooden Papers

Record:121
Date:1980 - 1996
Size:1 foot 5 inches

Provenance

Harold Kooden donated the first part of this material in 1999, and the second part in 2004.

Scope and Content

This collection includes Harold Kooden’s written and email correspondence with collaborators in the various domestic and international health and public policy organizations in which he participated in the 1980s and 1990s. There are also memoranda circulated, minutes taken at meetings, and brochures published by the different organizations. Major issues debated include recommendations for (and denunciations of) the treatment of gay and lesbian persons throughout the world, gay and lesbian representation in international forums such as the United Nations, the response by New York City authorities to mental and physical health matters affecting gays and lesbians (including but not limited to AIDS), and the planning and execution of meetings, conferences, and other public manifestations of gay and lesbian rights.

History or Bio

Harold Kooden is a clinical psychologist who was particularly active in a number of health and public policy issues affecting the lesbian and gay communities throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Since 1985, he has worked with the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). He has also been a member of the Association of Lesbian and Gay Psychologists (ALGP), the National Gay Health Education Foundation, and the Mayor’s Inter-Agency Task Force on AIDS; Co-chair of the Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues in Mental Health; and Treasurer of the Breakfast Forum (a group focused on discussing public policy matters in the gay and lesbian community). He is the co-author, along with Charles Flowers, of the volume Golden Men: The Power of Gay Midlife (2000).

Folder List

Box 1

1. ILGA [International Lesbian and Gay Association] Official Documents: Description, Constitution, etc.
2. ILGA Projects
3. ILGA Stationery
4. ILGA and NAMBLA [North American Man-Boy Love Association]
5. ILGA Names and Addresses
6. ILGA Organizations and Publications
7. ILGA Publicity
8. ILGA Conference – 1995
9. ILGA Conference – 1994
10. ILGA Conference – 1993
11. ILGA Conference – 1992
12. ILGA Conference – 1988
13. Stonewall 25 [25th Anniversary Commemoration – 1994]
14. ILGA Work Regionalization [1 of 2]
15. ILGA Work Regionalization [2 of 2]
16. UN – ILGA Contacts
17. UN – Minority Report and Sub-Commission Info
18. ILGA-UN: Minutes and Documents
19. UN General Info: Structure, Human Rights [ILGA Application to UN]
20. [ILGA Campaign Brochures]
21. Original UN-NGO Application and Papers
22. ILGA Bulletins [1 of 2]
23. ILGA Bulletins [2 of 2]
24. “ILGA Support Group” Center Minutes [1 of 3]
25. “ILGA Support Group” Center Minutes [2 of 3]
26. “ILGA Support Group” Center Minutes [3 of 3]
27. Fed Comm [Federation Committee] Minutes
28. [Gay and Lesbian Concerns Committee]
29. Fed Comm [Federation Committee]/Gay and Lesbian Mental Health Needs
30. Fed Comm [Federation Committee]/Next Meeting [1 of 4]
31. Fed Comm [Federation Committee]/Next Meeting [2 of 4]
32. Fed Comm [Federation Committee]/Next Meeting [3 of 4]
33. Fed Comm [Federation Committee]/Next Meeting [4 of 4]
34. [Day of Testimony]

Box 2

35. [Party in Fire Island Pines. Photographs, Summer 1981]
36. 8 AM [Breakfast Forum: Handwritten notes, agendas, memoranda]
37. Breakfast Forum/Correspondence
38. Breakfast Forum [Attendance Sheets]
39. Minutes: CLGC [Committee on Lesbian and Gay Concerns], NY State and Maryland
40. [Committee on Lesbian and Gay Concerns (CLGC) Correspondence]
41. ALGP – Association of Lesbian and Gay Psychologists
42. CGAP [The Center’s Global Action Project]
43. Inter-Agency AIDS Task Force [1 of 2: Minutes]
44. Inter-Agency AIDS Task Force [2 of 2: Minutes and Correspondence]
45. NGHEF [National Gay Health Education Foundation, Inc.; 1 of 2]
46. NGHEF [National Gay Health Education Foundation, Inc.; 2 of 2]