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Subject Heading: Lesbians -- United States -- History -- 20th Century

  • American Jewish Archives Nearprint Collection
    The American Jewish Archives have created separate files concerning LGBT topics. The "Homosexuality Nearprint Special Topics Box" dates from 1969 to the present and measures .3 linear feet. It contains materials from inside and outside of the...
  • Barnett, Jeanne and Ellie Charlton
    The Jeanne Barnett and Ellie Charlton Papers document the commitment ceremony of Barnett and Charlton performed by United Methodist Church ministers as a political statement in Sacramento, California in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Conference for Catholic Lesbians
    This virtual archives includes primarily articles published in Images, the group’s newsletter. (Note: The CCL is in the process of donating their organizational records to Marquette University...
  • Congregation Beth Simchat Torah
    This collection contains the records of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah (CBST), including minutes, by-laws, newsletters, liturgy for services, correspondence, World Congress materials, International Conference of Gay Jewish Organizations materials,...
  • 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...
  • Dignity/New York, President Michael Olivieri
    Dignity/New York collection consists of the personal papers of Micheal Olivieri, past President of Dignity/New York. The collection includes but is not limited to court cases of Dignity v. Benjamin Ward, et. al., personal correspondence, flyers,...
  • 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...
  • Dignity: Collected Materials
    The Dignity Collection consists of five boxes containing about 100 file folders including conference papers, newsletters, leaflets and miscellaneous publications about Dignity from the late 1960's to the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hunt, Mary E. Papers
    The Papers document Mary E. Hunt's career as a feminist theologian. Included are published and unpublished writings and lectures; audiovisual materials featuring Hunt; files on conferences and events she attended, and her travels. There is some...
  • 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...
  • Jewish Feminist Conference--Records and Tapes
    The Jewish Feminist Conference --Records and Tapes Collection consists of the records of a major conference by and about Jewish feminists with extensive participation by Jewish lesbian-feminists. The collection consists of a score of cassette tapes...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Manahan, Nancy Papers
    The collection contains materials pertaining to her books, On My Honor: Lesbians Reflect on Their Scouting Experience and Lesbian Nuns: Breaking the Silence. It also includes photographs and negatives, magazines, flyers, promotional materials and...
  • 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...
  • Monroe, Irene
    The Irene Monroe Papers include biographical information, writings by and about Monroe, and audiovisual...
  • 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...
  • Ogden, Gina
    This collection consists of a 1977 survey on women's sexuality and spirituality. It also includes her article from the Nov/Dec issue of Ms on how publishing portrays and stereotypes women's...
  • Russell, Letty
    This rich collection is not yet processed nor open to the public. We will update this entry as soon as it is available for research. The collection consists of manuscripts, notes, correspondence, minutes, and syllabi from her activities as author,...
  • 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,...
  • Wygal, Winnifred (1884-1972)
    The papers consist primarily of fourteen diaries (1916-1942) by Wygal, with additional pamphlets, essays, photographs, clippings, and the program of her memorial service. In her diaries, Wygal discussed race relations, current events, social...