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Subject Heading: Gay liberation movement -- Religious aspects

  • Anderson, James D.
    The James D. Anderson Papers include his personal daily diary spanning the years 1959 to the present, with some gaps in the earlier years. The diary documents his life as a gay man who has been partnered since 1971. It also describes his career at...
  • Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance Records
    The ALFA Archives includes the organizational records of ALFA as well as other southern radical women's groups. The extensive subject files in ALFA's archives provide information about regional resources on subjects such as women's spirituality and...
  • Auckland Community Church
    The Auckland Community Church collection contains correspondence, minutes and other ephemeral material from a non-denominational gay community Christian group in Auckland, New...
  • 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...
  • Block, Gilbert (Sadie, Sadie the Rabbi Lady)
    The Gilbert Block (Sadie, Sadie the Rabbi Lady) Papers consist of the personal papers, ephemera, photographs, costumes, and other materials of Gilbert...
  • Boyd, Malcolm
    The Malcolm Boyd Papers consists of manuscript sermons, books, and articles as well as correspondence, professional material, legal material, printed material, subject files, photographs, audio, film, video, and memorabilia. The collection covers...
  • Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives Collections
    The CLGA has vertical files and uncataloged collections with information about LGBT religious issues. The vertical files contain, for the most part, single sheet materials about organizations, events, and individuals, along with photocopies of...
  • 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. ...
  • Cavelli, Cary
    The Cary Cavelli Photos and Papers consist of scrapbooks and photo...
  • 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...
  • Chilstrom, Bishop Herbert W., Human Sexuality Correspondence
    These files contain correspondence from Evalngelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) lay people and pastors regarding the ELCA's draft statement on Human Sexuality. Attached to each letter received by the bishop's office is a copy of the office...
  • Christian Association (University of Pennsylvania)
    This large collection is organized into series. Information about the gay and lesbian ministry can be found in the Program and Other organizations...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dignity/New York
    The Dignity/New York collection contains the Formation/Steering Committee/Board of Directors minutes and attachments, as well as calendars, worship programs, and copies of court proceedings regarding demonstrating at St. Patrick's Cathedral during...
  • Dignity/USA
    This collection documents Dignity/USA, its predecessor organizations,and the regions and chapters from the organization’s founding in 1969 until the early 1990s. Its records also document Dignity’s day-to-day operations, its efforts to obtain...
  • Donaldson, Stephen
    'The Stephen Donaldson Papers document the varied career and turbulent personal history of the writer and activist. The date span of the papers is 1965-1996. They include manuscripts, typescripts, and publication tearsheets of Donaldson's writings,...
  • 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...
  • Eccles, John
    Much of the Eccles collection consists of published gay pamphlets, newletters, magazines and ephemera, including those of the Mattachine Society. Other materials include Eccles's notes for a thesis, a small amount of correspondence, photographs,...
  • 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...
  • Eilers, Jim
    This interview discusses many topics including: gay liberation, Catholicism, religion, the civil rights movement, AIDS, Gay Sunshine, the relationships between gay men and lesbians, and the Catholic organization...
  • Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns
    The Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns Records consist of minutes, clerk's correspondence, publication files, and conference records. Of note are materials on same-sex marriage in the Society of Friends. These records were donated by long-time...
  • 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...
  • Ginsburg, Steve
    The Steve Ginsburg Papers include information about Ginsburg's activities as a founder of Chutzpah (ACTVAH), the first gay Jewish group on the West...
  • Gittings, Barbara and Kay Tobin Lahusen Papers
    News clippings, journal articles, pamphlets, flyers, printed materials from activist organizations, a videocassette and a DVD, relating to pioneering lesbian activists Barbara Gittings and her partner of 46 years, Kay Tobin Lahusen. Active from the...
  • Graves, John C.
    The John C. Graves Papers document gay and lesbian community groups in Boston from the early 1970s through the 1990s. A large portion of the collection is related to the Homophile Community Health Service, but there are many materials pertaining to...
  • GTU Gay Caucus
    This collection consists of: 1) a flyer announcing a celebration, "Gay Liberation of the Church" led by Sally Gearhart and Bill Johnson; 2) a worship bulletin from that celebration, held February 15, 1974 (the bulletin announces "a GTU Gay Caucus...
  • Hall Carpenter Archives Ephemera Collection: Christian Groups
    The collections located within the Christian Groups of the Ephemera Collection date from 1953 to 1991. It is rich in newsletters from LGBT organizations around Europe, Brazil, Canada,and the United States in the 1980s. It also includes leaflets...
  • Harbaugh, Charles J. Papers
    The Harbaugh papers measure 22.63 cubic feet and date from 1966 to 1995. The collection includes records of gay-oriented organizations, such as the Dorian Group, the Seattle Gay Alliance, and the National Leather Association, Mobilization Against...
  • Hay, Harry
    The Harry Hay Papers are currently being processed at the Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center at the San Francisco Public Library. They should be available for researchers to use late in 2004. This listing will be updated when the collection is available...
  • Hay, Harry Papers 1867-2002
    Manuscripts, notes, published research sources, correspondence, interviews, clippings, financial and employment records, legal papers, photographs, posters, original and reproduced graphic material, flyers, memorabilia and other material documenting...
  • Heureux, Romeo
    This interview includes Heureux's involvement with Dignity. It was conducted by Roland...
  • 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...
  • Higgins, Thom
    Correspondence, articles, flyers, brochures, newsletters, newspaper clippings, legal documents, and printed matter reflecting his personal life, education, careers, and political...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Integrity/Montreal
    Unknown at this time...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kepner, Jim Papers
    Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, minutes and organizational records,notebooks, science fiction writings, poetry, erotica, educational material,photographs, computer disks, textiles, ephemera and memorabilia from writer, historian and gay...
  • Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (Britain)
    The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM)Collection includes organizational records, newsletters, subject files, and a large file of correspondence with other...
  • Lesbian and Gay Interfaith Council of Minnesota
    Lesbian and Gay Interfaith Council of Minnesota records consists primarily of newsletters. The records in the collection primarily center on the Council's religious, educational, and social activities and relations with its member organizations...
  • 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...
  • Lutherans Concerned
    The Lutherans Concerned records include national assembly files and binders, audio recordings, photographs, board records and correspondence, incorporation documents, publications, task force and political documents and newsletters, and material...
  • Lutherans Concerned-San Francisco
    The Lutherans Concerned-San Francisco Records date from 1974 to 1996 and consist of 4 cartons and 1...
  • Lyon, Phyllis, and Del Martin
    This collection documents the joint and individual work lives of life-partners Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, from the Homophile movement of the 1950s to the end of the twentieth century. The collection is strongest in materials connected to Lyon and...
  • MacGregor, Alan
    This interview is part of the Hall-Carpenter Oral History Project in the United Kingdom. The interview principally concerns MacGregor's involvement with the GCM and the CCE. The interview also ranges over issues of religion and sexual identity from...
  • 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...
  • Martin, James
    The James Martin Papers consist primarily of the videotape "In My Opinion . . . Southern Baptists, A Personal...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies (Denver, CO)
    The Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies records contain church publications: a bimonthly newspaper; monthly newsletter; and a weekly...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • New York Public Library International Gay Information Center Archives
    Contained within the International Gay Information Center Archives of the New York Public Library are 181 individual subject headings under the category of religion. These files contain newsletters, pamphlets, and other ephemerea. The collection...
  • 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...
  • Nomenus
    The Nomenus Collection contains minutes, correspondence, financial records, essays, periodicals, scrapbooks, and photographs, primarily from the Wolf Creek center in...
  • 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...
  • Quest: a Group for Homosexual Catholics
    The Quest items in the ephemera collection of the Hall Carpenter Archives consist primarily of the publications Quest Link and Quest Journal. It also includes the first annual report of a Yorkshire group, conference programs, one poster, and Michael...
  • Quest: A Group for Lesbian and Gay Catholics Records
    Quest official records are maintained by their custodian Mr. R. Cunliffe. They are open for scholarly research with permission of the...
  • Radical Faeries [part of the Robin White Papers]
    The Robin White Papers date from 1989 to 1992 and measure 4 linear inches. The collection includes minutes and planning notes for Radical Faerie gatherings, pamphlets, directories, and other materials relating to the Nomenus land...
  • REACH: an Organization for Christian Homosexuals
    This collection consists of newsletters, leaflets and...
  • Robb, James Harding
    The James Harding Robb collection consists of materials related to his research with the Bureau of Social Science Research (1936-1940) and the Homosexual Law Reform Society. His research files contain meeting minutes, memorandum, and annual reports...
  • Sears, James T.
    The James T. Sears Papers document Sears' extensive writing, teaching, and publishing career. The collection contains his research files, oral history interviews, and newsclippings used for his books on gays in the South, Lonely Hunders (1997) and...
  • Shands, Bond
    The Bond Shands Papers include memorabilia on gay life in San Francisco in the early 1970s. The collection includes items from the United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Suter, Jan Waggoner
    This collection consists of newsletters and circulars issued by pacifist, anti-war, and LGBT organization, as well as correspondence and miscellany relating to those issues. Most material dates from 1969 to 1980, although some material from 1959...
  • Swan, Wallace K.
    The Swan Papers reflect Swan's active role in the Minneapolis gay community as a parent, church member, patron of the arts, and civil rights advocate. Topics include Swan and his partner's registration as the first male partners to register under...
  • Toronto Interfaith Network
    Collection number is 2904. Further information about the collection is available by contacting archives volunteers. See...
  • Toy, James W.
    The bulk of the collection concerns the various offices he held at the University of Michigan, but a significant portion concerns his activities with Integrity and the Diocese of...
  • 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...
  • Twice Blessed
    The collection includes material from a wide range of sources--print, film, video, audio, events & ceremonies, music, performances, ephemera, etc. In the spring of 1994, Abush self-published an extensive index to this material in a 200+ page volume...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Young, Richmond
    The Richmond Young Papers consist of materials related to the Council on Religion and the Homosexual and Dignity-San...