Collection Info

Hall Carpenter Archives Ephemera Collection: Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement

Span Dates: 1983-1992

Volume: 69 files


The materials located within the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) of the Ephemera Collection include journals, newsletters, annual reports and other papers of the LGCM, collected by Campaign for Homosexual Equality. Flyers and leaflets for events and publications distributed by the organisation include: - pamphlet 'Christianity and homosexuality - a resource for students' (1992) by Sue Vickerman - Annual Reports from 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992 - LGCM Journal [also called 'Journal of the Gay Christian Movement' and 'Gay Christian'] - Oct 1985, Oct 1986, Dec 1986, June 1987, Nov 1988, Mar 1989, Oct 1990, and a photocopy of a 1953 letter from Archbishop of Canterbury Geoffrey in which he called homosexuality a "social menace."

Hist/Bio Note

The Hall-Carpenter Archives (HCA) opened in London, England, in 1983. Its directors were dedicated to preserving a "storehouse of [the lesbian and gay] past." The Ephemera Collection was assembled by the Hall Carpenter Archives staff to collect random and/or unbound materials into subject files. The subject files concerning Christian groups are extensive. In 1998, the HCA newsclippings collection was transferred to The Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive in Cat Hill Library, Middlesex University, Barnet. And its Oral History Collection was donated to the National Sound Archive, The British Library, London. An inventory of materials is available at the HCA, collections can be searched through the LSE library catalog advanced search function.

Finding Aid

Further information about the Ephemera Collection can be obtained by contacting the library staff.


In 1988, Hall-Carpenter Archives collections were moved to the Archives Division of the British Library of Political Economy & Science at the London School of Economics. Contact information is available at the LSE Library Archives Division.

Index Terms

DignityChristian-GeneralEnglandAustraliaCouncil on Religion and the HomosexualNew Ways Ministry (U.S.)IntegrityReconciling Congregation ProgramREACHCollins, MichaelCatholicFriends/QuakersPresbyterianUniversal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community ChurchesGay liberation movement -- Religious aspectsGays -- Religious LifeLesbians -- Religious lifeQuestGays -- United Kingdom -- History --20th Century -- SourcesLesbian and Gay Christian Movement (U.K.)