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Subject Heading: Lesbianism -- Religious aspects

  • Affirmation and the Reconciling Congregation Program
    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...
  • American Friends Service Committee. Community Relations Unit
    The bulk of LGBT materials are found among other records in the Community Relations Unit records. Other materials are scattered in the files of the Affirmative Action Office and in the records of the head office. These records consist of office...
  • 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...
  • Ascent [Wellington, New Zealand]
    The Ascent collection contains...
  • Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance Records
    The ALFA Archives includes the organizational records of ALFA as well as other southern radical women's groups. The extensive subject files in ALFA's archives provide information about regional resources on subjects such as women's spirituality and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cahill, Martin
    Martin Cahill donated two collections, his personal papers and records pertaining to Ascent [Wellington], the LGBT Catholic organization in New Zealand. The collection of personal papers [#117] contains ephemera of conferences, church services and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Christian Association (University of Pennsylvania)
    This large collection is organized into series. Information about the gay and lesbian ministry can be found in the Program and Other organizations...
  • Chutzpah (Toronto, Canada)
    Collections related to Chutzpah include two separate accessions from two different sources. In 1990, Harvey Brownstone donated Chutzpah newsletters, constitution, and addresses by Svend Robinson (1990) and Ehlert Frerichs, (1990). In 1999, Johnny...
  • 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 Subject File
    The Council on Religion and the Homosexual Collection consists of one folder of printed materials from the Council on Religion and the Homosexual. Larger collections of materials concerning the CRH can be found in the Phyllis Lyons and Del Martin...
  • 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-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...
  • 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 Homosexual Fellowship (United Kingdom)
    The Friends Homosexual Fellowship Collection consists of newsletters, leaflets, a conference report, and an address by Jeremy...
  • 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...
  • GTU Gay Caucus
    This collection consists of: 1) a flyer announcing a celebration, "Gay Liberation of the Church" led by Sally Gearhart and Bill Johnson; 2) a worship bulletin from that celebration, held February 15, 1974 (the bulletin announces "a GTU Gay Caucus...
  • HaMishpacha
    Collection number is 14239. No description is available at this...
  • 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...
  • Huron Valley Community Church
    Administrative and topical files include correspondence, newsletters and newspaper clippings, church bulletins, and subject files detailing church activities. There are also scattered records of Metropolitan Christian Church,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jones, Rev. Canon Clinton
    The Canon Jones Papers consist of minutes of meetings held between 1963 and 1982, reports, articles, annual reports, talks and newspaper clippings. Much of the correspondence consists of letters to and from Canon Clinton Jones. Among the...
  • Judson Memorial Church
    The Judson Memorial Church Archive is a diverse collection of materials which document the arts ministry, building plans and maintenance, church administration, community outreach/social action programs, early church history, client records, and...
  • Lesbian and Gay Christian Community of Wellington [New Zealand]
    Rules, service papers, and some minutes of meetings. The collection also includes their newsletter,...
  • Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (Britain)
    The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM)Collection includes organizational records, newsletters, subject files, and a large file of correspondence with other...
  • 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...
  • Lesbian, Gay and Christian. National Conference [New Zealand]
    Contains ephemera, working papers, proceedings, reviews etc. Compiled by Secretary, Roger...
  • Levine, Howard J.
    The collection consists of personal records documenting Levine's involvement with Jewish gay groups, the Congregation Keshet Shalom, and conferences of the World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews. The collection includes...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 New Zealand
    The file includes the bylaws, circulars, leaflets, a set of newsletters and some...
  • 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...
  • Monroe, Irene
    The Irene Monroe Papers include biographical information, writings by and about Monroe, and audiovisual...
  • Naches
    The collection contains Naches newsletters as well as newsletters from Jewish LGBT organizations around the world. The collection also contains audiocassettes of group proceedings. The collection is in...
  • 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. ...
  • Nugent, Robert, S.D.S.
    The Robert Nugent Papers consist of manuscripts, publications, and speech engagement files. See the related collection, New Ways Ministry...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Prairie Lesbian/Gay Community
    The Prairie Lesbian/Gay Community Records include meeting minutes, general files, bylaws, correspondence, and flyers from the Prairie Gay/Lesbian Community, Praire Gay Community, and the Fargo-Moorhead Area Dignity/Lutherans Concerned groups. The...
  • 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...
  • Riordan, Michael
    The Michael Riordan Fonds (a collection is called "fonds" in Canada) consists of 107 audio cassettes that record the interviews done by Riordan for his book, The First Stone: Homosexuality and the United...
  • 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,...
  • Sisters in Gay Ministry Associated (SIGMA)
    For further information, contact volunteers at the Canadaian Lesbian and Gay Archives through their website. The number of this collection is...
  • Spong, Bishop John S.
    The Papers of the Right Reverend John S. Spong are only partially processed at this...
  • Toronto Interfaith Network
    Collection number is 2904. Further information about the collection is available by contacting archives volunteers. See...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Whosoever Magazine
    The Whosoever website includes an on-line archives of past issues dating back to the magazine's founding in 1996. The collection is arranged chronologically. There is also an author index and Google search across the website as of January...
  • 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...