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Subject Heading: Gay Clergy -- United States

  • Barrett, Ellen M. Papers
    The Ellen Barrett papers consist of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, research materials, and a wide range of personal documentation such as birth and baptismal certificates, passports, photo identification cards, journals, scrap books, desk...
  • Broshears, Raymond
    The Raymond Broshears Papers include the ordination of Broshears as a Universal Life Church minister in 1967 and in the Orthodox Episcopal Catholic Church in...
  • 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. ...
  • Clement, Robert M. Papers
    The bulk of the papers consist of 35mm color slides and Ektachrome transparencies of views of church interiors, religious ceremonies, services and gay rallies. There is also a file of miscellaneous correspondence and papers relating to the pastoral...
  • 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...
  • DeSantis, Robert
    The Robert G. DeSantis papers (.85 linear feet) document his religious career development within the MCC hierarchy. The papers also document his involvement with the prison ministry and his personal correspondence with gay prisoners throughout...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Humphreys, Laud Papers
    Drafts, correspondence, journal articles, notes, newspaper clippings, surveys, legal documents, memoranda, transcripts, speeches, course curricula, subject files, ephemera, photos, and an audiocassette tape created or collected by sociologist and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Historical Collection
    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...
  • More Light Presbyterians (for LGBT Concerns)
    The More Light Presbyterians (for LGBT Concerns) (MLP) collection consists of records of the MLP Board of Directors, local chapters, membership records, photographs, and personal papers of individual leaders and files concerning the Presbyterian...
  • Nugent, Robert, S.D.S.
    The Robert Nugent Papers consist of manuscripts, publications, and speech engagement files. See the related collection, New Ways Ministry...
  • Old Catholic Church
    Old Catholic Church records consist mainly of letters on liturgical matters and lay issues written to the Most Reverend Armand Constantine Whitehead, a priest and subsequently a bishop who was affiliated with several congregations of the Old...
  • 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...
  • Silver, William Papers
    The papers document William Silver's seminary thesis, his application for ordination into the United Presbyterian Church, and his later life in the Cherry Grove community on Fire Island, New York. Particularly well documented is Silver's coming out...
  • Spong, Bishop John S.
    The Papers of the Right Reverend John S. Spong are only partially processed at this...
  • Tinney, James S.
    The James S. Tinney Papers have not been processed and are open for research on a case by case basis at the discretion of the...
  • 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...
  • Weatherly, Aubrey Richard
    The Aubrey Richard Weatherly Papers contain personal and professional files related to his ministry, as well as other political and gay...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Whosoever Magazine
    The Whosoever website includes an on-line archives of past issues dating back to the magazine's founding in 1996. The collection is arranged chronologically. There is also an author index and Google search across the website as of January...
  • Wood, Robert (1923- )
    This collection dates from 1946-2004 and is arranged in five series. Series I consists of papers from conferences and seminars (1965-1989), Series II concerns personal correspondence, Series III has a variety of files about his ministerial career...