Collection Info

Metropolitan Community Church Historical Collection

Span Dates: 1969-2004

Bulk Dates: 1970-1985

Volume: 12.2 linear feet


This collection consists of materials relating to the origins, history, and ministry of the Metropolitan Community Church, including both its governing body, the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, and the individual congregations that make up the Fellowship. The materials include brochures, bylaws, calendars, circulars, congregation meeting minutes, correspondence, financial papers, flyers, handbills, installations of pastors, invitations, news releases, newspapers clippings, orders of worship, pastoral letters, programs, sermons, and photographs. The most substantial records relate to the Beach Cities congregation in Santa Monica, California; the Los Angeles �Mother Church� for the years 1969-1979; and the New York City congregation for the years 1974-1977.

Hist/Bio Note

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available online.


This collection is located at the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles, California.

Index Terms

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community ChurchesCaliforniaGay Clergy -- United StatesGay liberation movement -- Religious aspectsGays -- Religious LifeLesbians -- Religious lifeLos Angeles [CA]Lesbian clergyPerry, Troy