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Subject Heading: Church work with gays -- United States

  • American Friends Service Committee. Community Relations Unit
    The bulk of LGBT materials are found among other records in the Community Relations Unit records. Other materials are scattered in the files of the Affirmative Action Office and in the records of the head office. These records consist of office...
  • Benton, Nicholas
    This 11 page, mimeographed pamphlet is a collection of five articles on theology, the church, and homosexual liberation. This pamphlet is of particular interest as each article has an introduction which sets its context and offers information about...
  • Bird, Frederick
    This interview concerned Bird's involvement with the homophile movement centered in Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco in the mid-1960s. The interviewer was Paul...
  • Blackstone, Elliot
    This interview covers many topics, including law enforcement, public relations, and transsexuality. In particular, it discussed the events at the New Year's Ball at California Hall in 1964. This ball led to the formation of the homophile movement...
  • Bunch, Charlotte
    The Charlotte Bunch Papers contain articles, essays, songs, and scripts on the women's liberation movement; correspondence, notes, press releases, pamphlets, newsletters, and mailing lists from many women's organizations and conferences, including...
  • Cardarelli, Richard
    The Richard Cardarelli Papers contain his correspondence, reports, publications, buttons, t-shirts, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, and other materials. The collection contains valuable material relating to Dignity/Hartford from 1975 to 2003. ...
  • Chadwick, Joanne
    This tape discusses Chadwick's activism in the mid-1960s as it coordinated with Glide Memorial United Methodist Church. It also includes her memories of the New Year's Ball incident. The interviewer was Paul...
  • Connell Hill O'Donovan Collection
    This collection consists of research materials collected by Connell O'Donovan for a LGBT Mormon archives and his own essays on LGBT Mormon history. They include photocopied and original correspondence (both personal and ecclesiastical) [1870-2000],...
  • Council on Religion and the Homosexual
    The collection consists of miscellaneous materials relating to the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, including copies of the articles of incorporation, general information brochures on the Council, papers (largely flyers, meeting...
  • Council on Religion and the Homosexual Subject File
    The Council on Religion and the Homosexual Collection consists of one folder of printed materials from the Council on Religion and the Homosexual. Larger collections of materials concerning the CRH can be found in the Phyllis Lyons and Del Martin...
  • Covenant Network of Presbyterians
    Virtual archives. This website includes an archives of the newsletters, "Covenant...
  • Crew, Louie
    The Louie Crew papers consist of correspondence, writings, subject files, miscellaneous printed matter, photos, books, and journals documenting Crew’s professional activities as a professor of English and his activism in the Episcopal Church. A...
  • Cromey, Robert
    The GLBT Historical Society of Northern California holds three taped interviews of Robert Cromey, numbered 95-98; 97-027; and 02-166. These three interviews discuss the role Cromey played in supporting the homophile movement centered at Glide...
  • Durham, Lewis
    This interview discusses religion, the homophile movement, GlideMemorial Church in the mid 1960s, and the formation of the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH). The interview was conducted by Paul...
  • Eddey (Motive), Roy Papers
    The Roy Eddey Motive papers chronicle the life of Motive from 1964 to 1972 as a magazine featuring and eventually devoted to gay liberation. In particular, it documents the production of the final, gay men's issue in 1971. The papers contain...
  • George W. Henry [Hartford, Connecticut] Collection
    The George W. Henry Collection consists of records and research material providing a wealth of historic information concerning all aspects of homosexuality and the gay liberation movement before, through, and after the Stonewall riots. A finding aid...
  • Glaser, Chris Collection
    Papers related to Chris Glaser's work in ministry and GLBT advocacy such as retreat talks and sermons, and administration files for church work and projects. Manuscripts of some books and articles authored by Glaser. Personal papers such as...
  • Goercke, Paul
    This interview includes discussion of the homophile movement in San Francisco in the mid-1960s. It also describes the bar culture of the 1950s and 1960s in the North Beach district. The interview was conducted by Paul Gabriel and Phil...
  • Heyward, Carter
    The Carter Heyward Papers date from the 1950s to 2000 and measure 24 linear feet. The papers of this noted theologian and Episcopalian priest are located in the Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship (AWTS) at the Union Theological Seminary...
  • Hill, Anita
    Correspondence, subject files, oral history interview transcripts and audio cassettes, and other papers of an irregularly-ordained pastor at St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church, a St. Paul, Minnesota congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church...
  • In All Things Charity
    In All Things Charity Records include transcripts, correspondence, and other documentation of Gregory Dell’s church trial for performing same-sex union ceremonies for members of Chicago’s Broadway United Methodist...
  • Insight Magazine
    The collection includes documents, correspondence, various records, photos, and clippings from the Dignity organization as well as INSIGHT magazine. A list of contents is provided in the finding aid below. The collection size is 5 inches, plus the...
  • Integrity
    The Integrity Records collection has a rich concentration in the early history of the organization and includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, newsletters from regional and local chapters, and materials from various conventions and...
  • Interviews for "Gay and Gray"
    This collection consists of tapes and transcribed interviews conducted by Fr. Donal Godfrey for his thesis "Gay and Gray, the History and Significance of the Inclusion of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, San Francisco." The...
  • Itkin, Mikhail
    The materials were collected by Jim Kepner, a trustee for the Community of the Love of Christ, who received copies of Itkin's correspondence. correspondence with other gay religious leaders, Itkin's writings, newsletters and flyers about the...
  • Jones, Bill
    This interview concerns the homophile movement, and the bar culture of the 1950s and 1960s in San...
  • Jones, Rev. Canon Clinton
    The Canon Jones Papers consist of minutes of meetings held between 1963 and 1982, reports, articles, annual reports, talks and newspaper clippings. Much of the correspondence consists of letters to and from Canon Clinton Jones. Among the...
  • Judson Memorial Church
    The Judson Memorial Church Archive is a diverse collection of materials which document the arts ministry, building plans and maintenance, church administration, community outreach/social action programs, early church history, client records, and...
  • Keith, Jeff
    The Jeff Keith Papers include notes on plenary sessions and committees, photocopies of photographs, handouts, and writeups of the World Conference of Friends in Honduras in 1991. It also includes his notes concerning the 1999 annual meeting of the...
  • Lucas, Donald
    The Donald Lucas Papers, sub-series D, contains the most extensive collection of organizational records of the Council on Religion and the Homosexual...
  • Maranatha at Riverside Church in NYC
    Records of Maranatha at Riverside Church in New York City include financial records, manuscript drafts, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, events and sermons related to lesbians and...
  • McNeill, John J. and Charles Chiarelli Gay and Lesbian Liberation Collection
    The majority of the John J. McNeill and Charles Chiarelli Gay and Lesbian Liberation Collection consists of material related to the events leading up to and his dismissal from the Order of Jesuits, as well as his continuing work in the field of gay...
  • Metropolitan Community Church Long Beach
    The collection consists of video and audio tapes and CD-ROMs of conference proceedings of the Universal Fellowship of the Metropolitan Community Church (UFMCC) and its congregation in Long Beach (MCCLB), along with recordings of events, lectures,...
  • Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis (1973 - )
    This collection provides a wealth of information on the MCC and the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC). The materials reflect many of the activities of the church and some of its members since its founding. The...
  • Mollenkott, Virginia Ramey Papers
    The collection contains the working, task, project, and correspondence files and materials concerning the career and ministry of Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, an English professor and advocate of women's and gay and lesbian rights. Raised a...
  • Moore, John V. Collection
    This collection contains personal and education records beginning in 1930, sermons form 1947 to 2006, correspondence from 1940 to 2000, pastoral records, personal and planning calendars from 1950 to 2000, and records of church agency work. Subjects...
  • Moore, John V. Papers
    John V. Moore preached a gospel that reached out to everyone within the communities he served. Moore’s papers reflect his honest, thoughtful viewpoints. These documents contain perhaps the earliest public rethinking on the issue of homosexuality in...
  • New Ways Ministry (U.S.) Records
    New Ways Ministry Records are closely related to the papers of Robert Nugent, who with Jeanine Gramick S.S.N.D., founded the organization in 1977. The collection includes publications, records of events, seminars, and workshops, and subject files. ...
  • Nichols, Jack
    The Nichols Papers can be found in four different repositories. The first collection, Jack Nichols Papers, at the New York Public Library consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, news clippings, and other printed and photocopied...
  • Nugent, Robert, S.D.S.
    The Robert Nugent Papers consist of manuscripts, publications, and speech engagement files. See the related collection, New Ways Ministry...
  • Quaker Emergency Services
    The Quaker Emergency Services collection is organized into four folders: the group's general records, including the initial plan and charter; the records of the Civilian Readjustment Committee, the post-war arm of the group; information on a project...
  • Robertson, Frank E. Papers
    Papers of Unitarian Universalist minister, Frank Robertson, including correspondence, minutes, memoranda, clippings, and audiocassettes, as well as information related to the Interweave Continental...
  • Sisters in Gay Ministry Associated (SIGMA)
    For further information, contact volunteers at the Canadaian Lesbian and Gay Archives through their website. The number of this collection is...
  • Southern California Council on Religion and the Homophile
    Official records for the Southern California Council on Religion and the Homophile for the years 1965-1968, including copies of the articles of incorporation and by-laws; minutes of the pre-foundation planning committee and of the Board of Trustees...
  • Spong, Bishop John S.
    The Papers of the Right Reverend John S. Spong are only partially processed at this...
  • Treadway, Leo
    The Minnesota Historical Society holds three collections pertaining to Leo Treadway--the Treadway Papers, the Treadway oral history interview, and photographs of a Pride festival taken by Treadway. The Leo Treadway Papers document the internal...
  • Unitarian Universalist Association. Office of Lesbian and Gay Concerns
    The collection consists primarily of the records of Rev. Robert Wheatly, director from 1977-1986. These records include subject files that document the national movement for the rights of sexual minorities. They include administrative, legislative,...
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  • Warren, Howard, (1934-2003)
    The papers of Presbyterian minister Howard B. Warren, Jr. (1934-2003) are included with the records of More Light Presbyterians. The bulk of his papers dates from 1991 to 2001, although scattered earlier papers both of his own and of his family are...
  • Watkins, Jr. Tommie L. papers
    Papers of Rev. Tommie Lee Watkins Jr., documenting his interaction with the U.S. Navy regarding their demand that he repay tuition. During the three-year administrative process, Watkins asserted that the Navy's insistence that he repay tuition when...
  • Weaver, Alan
    The Alan Weaver Papers document Weaver's work with the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, the United Church of Christ, and the Catholic Worker...
  • Weddington, Diane Papers
    Collection includes Weddington's published articles, research clippings, reporter notes, and other publications and materials from her journalism career. Topics represented include the gay and lesbian community in San Francisco, the ordination of...
  • Wheatley, Bishop Melvin Papers
    The collection includes a large amount of correspondence to, by and about Bishop Wheatley, as well as a number of news articles about him and about issues of homosexuality in the...
  • Wheatly, Robert P. Collection
    The collection totals 7 document boxes (1-4, 5a-5b, 6) of Wheatly’s professional papers that relate to LGBT issues, and primarily span during his tenure as Unitarian Universalist clergy and Director of the Boston Unitarian Universalist Office of Gay...
  • Wheatly, Robert Papers, 1919-2001
    This collection contains biographical material; photographs of Wheatly and his family members and groups he worked with; records reflecting his work experiences both in and outside his formal ministry in the American Unitarian Association (AUA) and...