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Subject Heading: Homosexuality -- History -- 20th century

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Birchard, Roy
    The Roy Birchard: Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) Collection consists of the working files, personal papers, correspondence, news clippings, periodicals, photographs, audiotapes, videotapes and other materials of this...
  • 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...
  • Broshears, Raymond
    The Raymond Broshears Papers include the ordination of Broshears as a Universal Life Church minister in 1967 and in the Orthodox Episcopal Catholic Church in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Covenant Network of Presbyterians
    Virtual archives. This website includes an archives of the newsletters, "Covenant...
  • 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...
  • De Gruchy, Steve
    The Steve De Gruchy Papers consist of one box. The collection contains research material on homosexuality and Christianity for the book, Aliens in the Household of God: Homosexuality and the Christian Faith in South Africa, that he co-edited with...
  • 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, 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/San Francisco
    The Dignity/San Francisco Records consist of 7 cartons. The collection includes administrative records, liturgical and social materials, items supporting social justice rallies, and sister-chapter circulars. It includes the Dignity/Bay Area...
  • 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...
  • Dignity-Detroit [MI]
    The records of Dignity-Detroit include organizational files, the minutes and correspondence of the Executive Council, General Meeting records, and files from retreats and seminars sponsored by...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Evans, Arthur
    This oral history interview includes Evans' memories of the Stonewall Riots, the March on Washington, his childhood experiences with religion, gender roles, the counterculture movement, zaps, AIDS, writing, witchcraft, and education. It discusses...
  • Everything Must Come to Light
    The Everything Must Come to Light Collection consists of video, digital-video, audiocassettes, compact discs, and papers created during the production of the 25 minute documentary of the same name. The collection contains a copy of the documentary...
  • 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...
  • Friends Homosexual Fellowship (United Kingdom)
    The Friends Homosexual Fellowship Collection consists of newsletters, leaflets, a conference report, and an address by Jeremy...
  • Gay Christian Community
    The collection consists of GCC newsletters, records, pamphlets and mail outs as well as a...
  • 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...
  • Germond, Paul
    The Paul Germond Papers consist of materials Germond collected for a book, Aliens in the Household of God: Homosexuality and the Christian Faith in South Africa, which Germond co-edited with Steve de Gruchy (See Steve de Gruchy in this...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hansen, Ed
    The Ed Hansen Papers include photocopies of his original papers: clippings, a report, the text of a sermon, and most importantly, numerous letters he wrote to friends and family about his experiences and his reflections on these activities while he...
  • 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...
  • Hurwith, Arthur
    The Arthur Hurwith Papers describe various gay and lesbian subjects as well as Hurwith's activities with the Unitarian Universalist Gay and Lesbian...
  • 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...
  • Interviews for "Gay and Gray"
    This collection consists of tapes and transcribed interviews conducted by Fr. Donal Godfrey for his thesis "Gay and Gray, the History and Significance of the Inclusion of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, San Francisco." The...
  • Jones, Bill
    This interview concerns the homophile movement, and the bar culture of the 1950s and 1960s in San...
  • 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...
  • Lockwood, Sidella
    The interview discusses her years in the convent, the relationships between women in convent life, sexual roles in the lesbian community in England, and the feminist...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • McNaught, Brian
    Correspondence, subject files, newspaper clippings, resumes, manuscripts, notes, audiocassettes and videocassettes and other material documenting McNaught's career as a sexuality activist, a church activist, writer, and sensitivity trainer. Topics...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Tinney, James S.
    The James S. Tinney Papers have not been processed and are open for research on a case by case basis at the discretion of the...
  • 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,...
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  • 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...