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Collection #51

Kenneth L. Dawson Papers

Record:51
Date:1980 - 1999
Size:4 feet

Provenance

This collection was donated by the Dawson Estate.

Use Restrictions

No names may be published unless (1) they are publicly known as gay, or (2) their permission has been obtained, or (3) they are deceased. Restrictions are only in regards to publication; any researcher may view or copy any document in the collection.

Scope and Content

The collection came to the Archive in 4 cartons. The cartons were arraigned with hanging folders with information stored in file folders inside the hanging folders. Each carton dealt with different segments of Kenneth L. Dawson’s life. Mr. Dawson was a teacher, a Consultant, and the Executive Director of Seniors Action in a Gay Environment all of that information is reflected in this collection.

History or Bio

Kenneth L. Dawson served as Executive Director of Seniors Action in a Gay Environment [ SAGE ] until he resigned. He also worked for (4) four years as the Director / Coordinator of the Lower Division of the Calhoun School, a private school on the upper west side. During his life he worked as a teacher and toward the later years of his life he was a partner in Strub / Dawson Inc. A fundraising, workshop, lecture, consulting based company. He later used that knowledge and contacts to raise money for SAGE, and The Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, Los Angeles. He was a founding member and served on the Board of Directors of The Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, New York. He graduated in 1972 with a Master of Arts in Teaching from Antioch Graduate School, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Folder List

Box 1

1. S D I – N G L T F [Strub/Dawson – National Gay and Lesbian Task Force]
2. Wesleyan – GALA [Gay and Lesbian Alumni]
3. Wesleyan Schools Comm [ittee]
4. Wesleyan Upward Bound Tutorial Pro[ject]
5. Visionaries
6. Travel
7. Top Conn
8. Teachers, Inc.
9. Student opportunities
10. Spirit
11. S I E C U S [Sex Information & Education Council of the U.S.]
12. SAGE – Resignation [Senior Action in a Gay Environment]
13. SAGE – Graphics
14. SAGE – important documents
15. SAGE – evals.
16. SAGE – Consulting
17. Consultants
18. Charities
19. Boards
20. Planning
21. Pacific Academy
22. Mediation
23. Management

Box 2

24. Funding workshop
25. E H B S [East Harlem Block School]
26. E H B S – basic documents
27. Eric Simmons
28. Documents
29. Career
30. Health Services
31. Hemlock Society
32. Health info.
33. Gay
34. D.M. – Workshop [Direct Mail]
35. Birkman
36. Calhoun – Farewell
37. Calhoun
38. Bd. of Ed. teacher [Board of Education]
39. D.M. – Proposals [Direct Mail]
40. Antioch Mat
41. Capitol Campaign
42. AIDS Politics
43. Funding
44. Addresses
45. Resume & References
46. I N M – Alumni [Institute for Not for Profit Management]
47. A A SECT [American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists]
48. Contacts
49. Conference
50. [Big Apple Award]

Box 3

51. S D I – NGLTF Lobby Marcy Kahn
52. S D I – Names #3241
53. GMHC – Diversity Evaluations & Assessments
54. S D I – Names #3120
55. S D I – In the Life
56. S D I – GMHC #3118
57. NYU [New York University]
58. Jerry Herman: catering & entertain., finances feed back guests
59. Dinner Background [SAGE]
60. SAGE – Dinner 88 Program
61. SAGE – Dinner 88 Invite
62. Dinner ’88 – Solicitation
63. Jerry Herman Graphic Press
64. S D I – Correspondence
65. NYU current status
66. S D I – Correspondence
67. Stonewall
68. S D I – PWAC [People with AIDS Coalition] #3162
69. NAP gay rights
70. Milton EEP
71. S D I – Partnership
72. S D I – N R D C [Natural Resources Defense Council]
73. S D I – N R D C #3199
74. S D I – NGLTF #3232
75. Messinger [Ruth]
76. S D I -NGLTF #3203
77. John & Omelette
78. Job Search 1989
79. Job Searches
80. INM
81. Human Rights C [ampain Fund]
82. Concept paper – responses
83. LEAD – Rapoport

Box 4

84. GMHC Multiculturalism
85. PWA – Coalition
86. PWA Health
87. Right to Die
88. Save the Children
89. P – Flag
90. NGLTF [National Gay and Lesbian Task Force]
91. New School
92. Latino Men
93. N A N [National AIDS Network]
94. Native American
95. GMHC Development
96. Hetrick – Martin
97. LAMBDA – D.M.
98. L.A. Center
99. L.A. Community
100. Gay Games
101. GLAAD
102. GMHC
103. Being Alive
104. Body Positive
105. A P L A [AIDS Project Los Angeles]
106. Anti – Violence Project
107. ASHA [American Social Health Association]
108. AMFAR [American Foundation for AIDS Research]
109. AIDS Action
110. Consulting
111. Donna