Collection Info

Affirmation and the Reconciling Congregation Program

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The records of Affirmation as well as those of the Reconciling Congregation Program are held in the United Methodists for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concern Collection at the United Methodist Archives at Drew University. The collection contains periodicals including Affirmation Newsletter (1978-present), Blair Blurbs (1975-76), Katalyst (1996-present), Manna for the Journey (1985-86), Shalom to You (1993-present), and With Love (1996-present). The collection also contains the personal papers of Paul Abels, Mark Bowman, Michael Collins, Richard Huskey, Gene Leggett, D.J. Porter, Margaret Schultz, Tim Tyner, Mark Wilson and Judith Westlee.

Hist/Bio Note

Information about Affirmation: United Methodists for LGBT Concerns and the Reconciling Congregation Program can be found on their website.

Finding Aid

An online finding aid is now available at the above address. Contact the Drew University Archives staff for information about additional accretions to the collection.


This collection is housed in the United Methodist Archives Center at Drew University near Morristown, New Jersey.

Index Terms

AffirmationReconciling Congregation ProgramAbels, PaulHuskey, RichardWestlee, JudithBowman, MarkLeggett, GeneSchultz, MargaretTyner, TimWilson, MarkUnited Methodist Church (U.S.)United StatesGays -- Religious LifeGays -- United States -- History -- 20th Century -- SourcesLesbians -- Religious life