George W. Henry [Hartford, Connecticut] Collection
Span Dates: 1963-1986
Volume: 12 linear ft.
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 is available online.
The Connecticut Chapter of the George W. Henry Foundation housed a committee which was known successively as the Rehabilitation Committee (1963-1965), Project "H" (1965-1979), and the Committee on Sexual Minorities (1980-1986). Before the Stonewall riots, these committees provided almost the only organized educational and psycho-social assistance to homosexuals within the Christian community. The Reverend Canon Clinton Jones of the Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut, was a central figure in the committee work from its inception. Upon his retirement in the late 1980s, the Cathedral determined that other organizations had developed to provide similar services and thereafter disbanded the committee.
An excellent online finding aid is available at the following web address. Contact information for the collection can be found at this address.
The collection is housed in the Gender Studies Collection in the Special Collections Department of the Elihu Burritt Library of Central Connecticut State University.
Church work with gays -- United States,
Clergy -- Political Activity,
Gay liberation movement -- Religious aspects,
Gays -- Religious Life,
Gays -- United States -- History -- 20th Century -- Sources,
Lesbians -- Religious life,