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Overview

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Scope and Content

Arrangement

Preferred Citation

Subject Terms

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Guide to the Records of Affirmation: United Methodists for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns

Prepared by Rob Cosden, Student Assistant and L. Dale Patterson, Archivist

United Methodist Archives and History Center
General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church

10/4/2002
(Published for the Drew University Methodist Library)


Overview of Records

Record Creator: Affirmation: United Methodists for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns
Title: Records of Affirmation: United Methodists for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns
Date Span: 1969-2002
Abstract: This collection documents the administrative and programmatic work of Affirmation: United Methodists for Gay and Lesbian Concerns. The organization is a caucus, or unofficial organization, of The United Methodist Church focusing on homosexual issues.
Extent: 9.0 cubic feet
Resource ID: drew.in.2372



History Note

The United Methodist Gay Caucus was established in 1975 in response to growing activism among the gay and lesbian community. The organizational meeting took place at Wheadon United Methodist Church in Evanston, Illinois in July of 1975, drawing together groups from San Francisco, Kansas City, Texas, Chicago and New York. Members had been particularly stung by the denomination's adopted stance on homosexuality as developed in the Social Principles of the 1972 General Conference. Plans were made to have a presence at the 1976 General Conference in Portland, Oregon. That General Conference continued the policies put in place in 1972.

In the Spring of 1978 the Caucus renamed itself Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian/Gay Concerns. In the Fall of that year Affirmation adopted a plan to support two staff people to travel the church until the 1980 General Conference. The first two staff, Peggy Harmon and Michael Collins traveled around the country through those months. Because of their efforts several local Affirmation groups started across the country.

In April of 1979, deaconess Joan Clark was fired by the Women's Division of the Board of Global Ministries after seven years working for the agency because she affirmed her lesbian identity. Clark became a strategic leader and helped catalyze an even greater presence by Affirmation for the church. The 1980 General Conference's continuance of its stance on homosexuality was a severe blow to the organization from which it almost did not recover. It took the next four years to refocus and initiate new programs.

Following the 1984 General Conference reaffirmation of the ban on ordination and appointment of "self-avowed, practicing homosexuals", Affirmation announced the Reconciling Congregations program. This was a new departure for the caucus. Instead of focusing on changing legislation at the denominational level at General Conference the Reconciling Congregations program focused on the local church and more grass roots work. The program had been under development since 1982 by Mark Bowman, D. J. Porter and Perry Wiggins. Beth Richardson and Mark Bowman became facilitators for the Program. In 1985 Richardson and Bowman began a quarterly magazine, Manna for the Journey (later renamed Open Hands), as a resource for the Reconciling Congregations movement. Local congregations and even annual conferences began to participate in the program and identify themselves as reconciling organizations. By 1997 there were 500 Reconciling Congregation Program members. In 1998 the Judicial Council ruled that annual conferences and other official church bodies cannot label themselves as an unofficial body; the ban was extended to local churches in 1999. The caucus continues to be active on behalf of homosexual issues.


Scope Note

The material is an assortment of records collected from various Affirmation leaders over a period of several years. Because of the ad hoc nature of the organization in its early days there is little organizational structure.

The material collected by each individual is reflective of that person's involvement and personal interests. In many ways the material is closer to a group of personal papers than an organization's archives. For this reason, even though organizational series have been identified every effort has been extended to identify, by sub-series designation, the collector or creator of that particular material.

This material can be divided broadly into three major categories. The first category is comprised of various records created by Affirmation members which reflect the administrative and programmatic concerns of the caucus and can be considered properly as the Affirmation archives. There are twelve series in this group. It will be described in more detail in the following paragraphs. The next major set of material are magazines collected by the Affirmation leadership. These magazines either have ads in them about Affirmation activities, or articles by Affirmation members. In a few cases there are articles about Affirmation. The magazines were collected by the leadership, but not arranged into any subject file organization. It is assumed the magazines were kept to demonstrate the range of interests of Affirmation members and supporters. The appropriate articles were photocopied and kept. This comprises series thirteen. The last major set of material (series 14) was compiled by Dr. Kenneth E. Rowe of Drew University. Dr. Rowe collected news articles, press releases and other clippings relating to both Affirmation and gay and lesbian concerns in general. This miscellaneous material has been arranged by date and kept with the Affirmation material because of its close connection with the subject matter. It is not properly part of the Affirmation archives.


Arrangement

Materials have been arranged in the following manner.

Series: Administration
subseries: Annette Oliver
subseries: D.J. Porter
subseries: Judy Westlee
subseries: Michael Collins
subseries: Tim Tyner
Series: Correspondence
subseries: D.J. Porter
subseries: Michael Collins
subseries: Tim Tyner
Series: Legal Documents
subseries: Tim Tyner
Series: Magazines
Series: Meetings-Convocations-Programs
subseries: D.J. Porter
subseries: Judy Westlee
subseries: Michael Collins
subseries: Rick Huskey
subseries: Tim Tyner
Series: Memorabilia
subseries: Annette Oliver
subseries: Gene Leggett
subseries: Michael Collins
subseries: Tim Tyner
subseries: General
Series: Memos
subseries: Annette Oliver
subseries: D.J. Porter
subseries: Michael Collins
subseries: Tim Tyner
Series: Minutes
subseries: D.J. Porter
subseries: Judy Westlee
subseries: Michael Collins
subseries: Tim Tyner
Series: Miscellaneous
subseries: General Reference Material
subseries: News Items
Series: News Releases
subseries: D.J. Porter
subseries: Michael Collins
subseries: Tim Tyner
subseries: General
Series: Newsletters
Series: Publications
Series: Reports
subseries: Annette Oliver
subseries: D.J. Porter
subseries: Judy Westlee
subseries: Michael Collins
subseries: Rick Huskey
subseries: Tim Tyner
subseries: General
Series: Scrapbooks
subseries: Tim Tyner
Series: Subject Files
subseries: D.J. Porter
subseries: Gene Leggett
subseries: Judy Westlee
subseries: Mark Wilson
subseries: Michael Collins
subseries: Rick Huskey
subseries: Tim Tyner
subseries: General

Preferred Citation

When citing material from this collection please use the following format: Direct reference to the item or its file folder, Affirmation Records, Methodist Collection - Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. Do not make use of the item's call number as that is not a stable descriptor.


Index Terms

Subject Topics
AIDS (Disease)
Church polity
Church work with gays-Methodist Church
Homosexuality
Lesbians
Sex
Social action
Theology
Subject - Persons
Collins, Michael
Huskey, Richard
Leggett, Gene
Oliver, Annette
Porter, D. J.
Tyner, Timothy
Westlee, Judy


Container List


Series: Administration
Sub-series: Annette Oliver
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-1: 8 Affirmation Coordinating Committee (Folder 1) 1988-1990
2133-2-1: 9 Affirmation Coordinating Committee (Folder 2) 1988-1990
2133-2-1: 10 Affirmation Financial Policy 1988-1991
Sub-series: D.J. Porter
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-1: 13 General Administration 1987-1990
2133-2-1: 14 General Administrative/Financial 1983-1990
Sub-series: Judy Westlee
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-2: 13 Administration/Finance 1979-1985
2133-2-2: 14 Afffirmation By-Laws, Guidelines, and Mission Council Minutes 2000
Sub-series: Michael Collins
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-1: 1 Affirmation Fund Raising Letters 1978
2133-2-1: 2 Speaking Engagements 1978
2133-2-1: 3 National Church Working Group 1983
2133-2-1: 4 Indianapolis Housing 1982
2133-2-1: 5 North Texas Conference 1979
2133-2-1: 6 Oregon-Idaho 1979
2133-2-1: 7 Western Jurisdiction 1976
2133-2-2: 7 Affirmation Fund Raising 1978-1979
2133-2-2: 8 Affirmation Relief Funds undated
2133-2-2: 9 Affirmation: Current 1978-1979
2133-2-2: 10 Communications Brochure 1978-1979
2133-2-2: 11 Affirmation: Information Paper (General) undated
2133-2-3: 2 Nominations and Future Directors 1979-1982
2133-2-3: 3 Pacific-Southwest 1979
2133-2-3: 6 Legislative Committee Masters 1969-1979
2133-2-3: 7 Financial Accounting 1979
2133-2-3: 8 General Administration 1975-1979
Sub-series: Tim Tyner
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-1: 11 Policies 1987-1990
2133-2-1: 12 Affirmation Inland Empire/LA 1989-1990
2133-2-1: 15 National Coordinating Committee (Folder 1) 1988-1992
2133-2-1: 16 National Coordinating Committee (Folder 2) 1980-1989
2133-2-1: 17 National Coordinating Committee (Folder 3) 1988-1989
2133-2-1: 18 National Coordinating Committee (Folder 4) 1987-1988
2133-2-2: 1 National Coordinating Committee (Folder 5) 1987-1988
2133-2-2: 2 National Coordinating Committee (Folder 6) 1987-1988
2133-2-2: 3 National Coordinating Committee (Folder 7) 1987-1988
2133-2-2: 4 National Coordinating Committee (Folder 8) 1987
2133-2-2: 5 Gemeral Administration 1985-1989
2133-2-2: 6 Gemeral Administration 1988-1990
2133-2-2: 12 Starting An Affirmation Group 1991
2133-2-2: 15 Affirmation Coordinating Council (Folder 1) 1979-1992
2133-2-2: 16 Affirmation Coordinating Council (Folder 2) 1991-1992
2133-2-2: 17 Affirmation Coordinating Council (Folder 3) 1988-1991
2133-2-2: 18 Affirmation Coordinating Council (Folder 4) 1990-1991
2133-2-2: 19 Affirmation Coordinating Council (Folder 5) 1990
2133-2-3: 1 General Administration/Finance 1986-1989
2133-2-3: 4 General Administration/Finance 1991-1992
2133-2-3: 5 General Administration/Finance 1989-1992

Series: Correspondence
Sub-series: D.J. Porter
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-7: 10 Letters/Correspondence 1985-1991
Sub-series: Michael Collins
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-7: 3 Holly Near Poster Master 1979-1982
2133-2-7: 4 Personal Correspondence: Answered 1977-1978
2133-2-7: 5 Affirmation: Correspondence to be Answered 1977-1979
2133-2-7: 6 Quixote Center 1977-1979
2133-2-7: 7 Affirmation: Correspondence Answered Prior to May 1978 1974-1978
2133-2-7: 8 Affirmation: Correspondence Answered by Peggy Harmon 1978
2133-2-8: 2 UMGC Correspondence 1975-1982
2133-2-8: 3 Dick Cash 1974-1985
2133-2-8: 4 Elders Orders 1973
2133-2-8: 5 Correspondence 1975-1984
2133-2-8: 6 PSW Annual Conference Correspondence 1983-1984
2133-2-8: 7 M. Floyd - Church Correspondence 1981-1983
2133-2-8: 8 Special Appointment 1979
2133-2-8: 9 Current Correspondence: Needs Response 1979
2133-2-8: 10 Correspondence 1982
2133-2-8: 11 Interview with Curriculum Resources Committee 1980
2133-3-1: 1 Walker/William 1978
2133-3-1: 2 Oregon - Idaho Annual Conference 1978
2133-3-1: 3 Incomplete Correspondence undated
2133-3-1: 4 Affirmation: Correspondence with J. Aleshire Inianapolis Local Committee 1978
2133-3-1: 5 Preston, John 1978
2133-3-1: 6 Appointment Issue 1979
2133-3-1: 7 Affirmation: Correspondence with Coffee Bowman 1978
2133-3-1: 8 Affirmation: Correspondence with Keith Spare 1978
2133-3-1: 9 Affirmation: Correspondence 1978
2133-3-1: 10 Affirmation: Correspondence with E. Egan 1978
2133-3-1: 11 Correspondence 1976-1979
2133-3-1: 12 Affirmation: Letterhead 1978-1979
2133-3-1: 16 Affirmation: Correspondence Answered 1978-1979
2133-3-1: 17 Tues. 1980
2133-3-1: 18 Philadelphia (Calvary UMC) PA. 1979
Sub-series: Tim Tyner
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-7: 9 Regional Organizing (Current) 1988-1990
2133-2-7: 11 Correspondence/Letters 1987-1990
2133-2-8: 1 Correspondence/Letters 1985-1988
2133-2-8: 12 Correspondence/Letters 1991-1992
2133-2-8: 13 Correspondence/Letters 1987-1991
2133-2-8: 14 Correspondence/Letters 1988-1991
2133-3-1: 13 Correspondence 1991-1992
2133-3-1: 14 Correspondence - 1990 1990
2133-3-1: 15 Correspondence - 1992 and Undated 1991-1992

Series: Legal Documents
Sub-series: Tim Tyner
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-3: 16 Legal Documents 1979-1985

Series: Magazines
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-4-2: 14 Affirmation National Magazines/Publications - Bibliographical Information 1969-1992
2133-4-2: 15 This Week In Texas, Vol. 13 No. 10 1987
2133-4-2: 16 This Week In Texas, Vol. 15, No. 23 1989
2133-4-2: 17 This Week In Texas, Vol. 17, No. 35 1991
2133-4-3: 1 Reflections On The Gay Life by Edward W. Bauman 1977

Series: Meetings-Convocations-Programs
Sub-series: D.J. Porter
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-6: 16 Meetings/Programs 1984-1989
Sub-series: Judy Westlee
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-6: 15 Meetings 1984-1999
Sub-series: Michael Collins
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-5: 19 Los Angeles 1980
2133-2-5: 20 San Francisco June 25th - July 3rd 1979
2133-2-5: 21 California - Nevada (San Jose) June 13-18 1979
2133-2-5: 22 Oregon - Idaho 1976
2133-2-6: 10 Affirmation: October 1978 - Denver 1978
2133-2-6: 11 Indianapolis Arrangements 1979-1980
2133-2-6: 12 Affirmation: May 1978 - Chicago 1978
2133-2-6: 13 Meetings 1979
2133-2-7: 2 Affirmation Welcome Master 1980
Sub-series: Rick Huskey
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-6: 5 Spring Symposium 1987 Steering Committee 1975; 1987
Sub-series: Tim Tyner
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-5: 23 Programs/Schedules 1991-1992
2133-2-6: 1 1989 Dallas Affirmation 1989
2133-2-6: 2 National Affirmation 1985 1985
2133-2-6: 3 Affirmation - Nashville 1987 1984-1988
2133-2-6: 4 Affirmation - Minnesota 1987 1987
2133-2-6: 6 Renewing the Vision 1989; 1990
2133-2-6: 7 Celebrating 15 Years of Reconciliation 1990 1989-1990
2133-2-6: 8 Programs/Schedules 1987-1989
2133-2-6: 9 Programs/Schedules 1985-1989
2133-2-6: 14 Meetings 1986-1989
2133-2-7: 1 Programs/Schedules 1985-1992

Series: Memorabilia
Sub-series: Annette Oliver
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-4-4: 12 Photos undated
Sub-series: Gene Leggett
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-4-4: 15 Leggett Photo undated
2133-4-4: 17 Memorabilia undated
Sub-series: Michael Collins
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-4-4: 18 Michael Collins Journal and Memorial Service 1981
2133-4-4: 19 Michael Collins Poetry Book 1978
2133-4-6: 1 Certificates 1982-1996
Sub-series: Tim Tyner
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-4-4: 14 Washington D.C. March undated
Sub-series: General
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-4-4: 11 Affirmation Photos 1982-1999
2133-4-4: 13 Affirmation Leatherman Logo 1990
2133-4-7: 1 T-Shirts undated
2133-4-7: 2 General Conference Ribbons 2000
2133-5-6: 15 Stonewall 25 (VHS) 1994

Series: Memos
Sub-series: Annette Oliver
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-3-1: 21 Memos 1991
Sub-series: D.J. Porter
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-3-1: 22 Memos 1987
Sub-series: Michael Collins
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-3-1: 19 Copies of Chuck's + Agency's Correspondence and Memos to Staff undated
Sub-series: Tim Tyner
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-3-1: 20 Memos 1990

Series: Minutes
Sub-series: D.J. Porter
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-3: 13 Minutes/Agendas 1984-1988
Sub-series: Judy Westlee
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-3: 12 Minutes 1984-2000
Sub-series: Michael Collins
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-3: 10 Minutes 1975-1980
Sub-series: Tim Tyner
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-3: 9 Minutes/Agendas 1985-1990
2133-2-3: 11 Minutes 1991
2133-2-3: 14 Minutes/Agendas 1992
2133-2-3: 15 Minutes/Agendas 1990-1992

Series: Miscellaneous
Sub-series: General Reference Material
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-5-6: 1 Affirmation History Sources undated
2133-5-6: 2 (1973) 1973
2133-5-6: 3 (1974) 1974
2133-5-6: 4 (1975) 1975
2133-5-6: 5 (1976) 1976
2133-5-6: 6 (1977) 1977
2133-5-6: 7 (1978) 1978
2133-5-6: 8 (1979) 1979
2133-5-6: 9 (1980) 1980
2133-5-6: 10 (1981) 1981
2133-5-6: 11 (1982) 1982
2133-5-6: 12 (1983) 1983
2133-5-6: 13 (1984) 1984
2133-5-6: 14 (1985) 1985
2133-5-7: 1 (1986) 1986
2133-5-7: 2 (1987) 1987
2133-5-7: 3 (1988) 1988
2133-5-7: 4 (1989) 1989
2133-5-7: 5 (1990) 1990
2133-5-7: 6 (1991) 1991
2133-5-7: 7 (1992) 1992
2133-5-7: 8 (1993) 1993
2133-5-7: 9 (1994) 1994
2133-5-7: 10 (1995) 1995
2133-5-7: 11 (1996) 1996
2133-5-7: 12 (1997) 1997
2133-5-7: 13 (1998) 1998
2133-5-7: 14 (1999) 1999
2133-5-7: 15 (2000) 2000
2133-5-7: 16 Table Manners, UMC General Conference, Cleveland 2000
2133-5-7: 17 (2001) 2001
2133-5-7: 18 (2002) 2002
2133-5-7: 19 Affirmation Council undated
2133-5-7: 20 Affirmation Term Papers undated
Sub-series: News Items
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-4-8: 1 (1964-1975) 1964-1975
2133-4-8: 2 (1976) 1976
2133-4-8: 3 (1977) 1977
2133-4-8: 4 (1978) 1978
2133-4-8: 5 (1979) 1979
2133-4-8: 6 (1979) Folder 2 1979
2133-4-8: 7 (1980) 1980
2133-4-8: 8 (1981) 1981
2133-4-8: 9 (1982) 1982
2133-4-8: 10 (1983) 1983
2133-4-8: 11 (1984) 1984
2133-4-8: 12 (1985) 1985
2133-4-8: 13 (1986) 1986
2133-4-8: 14 (1987) 1987
2133-4-8: 15 (1987) Folder 2 1987
2133-4-8: 16 (1988) 1988
2133-5-1: 1 (1989) 1989
2133-5-1: 2 (1990) 1990
2133-5-1: 3 (1990) Folder 2 1990
2133-5-1: 4 (1991) 1991
2133-5-1: 5 (1991) Folder 2 1991
2133-5-1: 6 (1992) 1992
2133-5-1: 7 (1992) Folder 2 1992
2133-5-1: 8 (1993) 1993
2133-5-1: 9 (1993) Folder 2 1993
2133-5-1: 10 (1993) Folder 3 1993
2133-5-1: 11 (1994) 1994
2133-5-1: 12 (1994) Folder 2 1994
2133-5-2: 1 (1995) 1995
2133-5-2: 2 (1995) Folder 2 1995
2133-5-2: 3 (1996) 1996
2133-5-2: 4 (1997) 1997
2133-5-2: 5 (1998) 1998
2133-5-2: 6 (1998) Folder 2 1998
2133-5-2: 7 (1999) 1999
2133-5-2: 8 (1999) Folder 2 1999
2133-5-2: 9 (2000) 2000
2133-5-2: 10 (2000) Folder 2 2000
2133-5-3: 1 (2001) 2001
2133-5-3: 2 (2001) Folder 2 2001
2133-5-3: 3 (2002) 2002
2133-5-3: 4 (Undated) undated
2133-5-3: 5 (Undated) Folder 2 undated
2133-5-3: 6 (Undated) Folder 3 undated
2133-5-3: 7 (Undated) Folder 4 undated

Series: News Releases
Sub-series: D.J. Porter
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-5: 14 News Releases 1986
Sub-series: Michael Collins
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-5: 11 News Release # 1 1979
2133-2-5: 12 Affirmation: News Release 1978
2133-2-5: 13 News Release Letter 1977-1980
2133-2-5: 16 News Releases 1978
2133-4-4: 16 Press Release 1979-1991
Sub-series: Tim Tyner
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-5: 18 News Releases 1988
Sub-series: General
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-5: 10 News Releases 1985
2133-2-5: 15 News Releases 1986-1989
2133-2-5: 17 News Releases 1995-1998

Series: Newsletters
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-3-2: 1 Affirmation National Newsletter 1977-1985
2133-3-2: 2 Affirmation National Newsletter 1986-1989
2133-3-2: 3 Affirmation National Newsletter 1990-1993
2133-3-2: 4 Affirmation National Newsletter 1994-2004
2133-3-2: 5 Affirmation Austin 1988-1992
2133-3-2: 6 Central Virginia Affirmation 1989-1992
2133-3-2: 7 Affirmation Dallas 1986-1992
2133-3-2: 8 Hollywood, California Chapter 1988-1990
2133-3-2: 9 Indianapolis Chapter 1980-1988
2133-3-2: 10 Los Angeles Chapter 1992
2133-3-2: 11 Metro - St. Louis Chapter 1988
2133-3-2: 12 Mid-Atlantic Chapter 1981-1989
2133-3-2: 13 Oregon-Idaho Chapter 1986-1989
2133-3-2: 14 Seattle Chapter 1984-1990
2133-3-2: 15 Wisconsin Chapter 1987-1988
2133-3-3: 1 Miscellaneous Chapters 1986-1990
2133-3-3: 2 Blair Burbs 1976-1977
2133-3-3: 3 The Catalyst 1972-1976
2133-3-3: 4 Daily Yellow Ribbon 1976
2133-3-3: 5 Insight 1978-1979
2133-3-3: 6 Metro-West News 1985
2133-3-3: 7 The United Methodist Newscope 1977-1987
2133-3-3: 8 The United Methodist Newscope 1988-1989
2133-3-3: 9 The United Methodist Newscope 1990-1998
2133-3-3: 10 Open Hands 1986-1992
2133-3-3: 11 The Open Hand 1984-1992
2133-3-3: 12 Social Questions Bulletin 1976-1979
2133-3-3: 13 Miscellaneous Newsletters 1975-1988

Series: Publications
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-4-2: 18 This Week In Texas'. undated
2133-4-3: 2 Open Church Group - Multiple Articles 1979
2133-4-3: 3 The Church Studies Homosexuality 1994
2133-4-3: 4 The Gay Christian - Black and Third World Gay and Lesbian Conference: A Report 1982
2133-4-3: 5 Towards A Theology Of Gay Liberation undated
2133-4-3: 6 The Advocate: Holy Wars - Gays and Lesbians Fight Organized Religion 1990
2133-4-3: 7 L.A. Rodeo: Affirmation Ad 1992
2133-4-3: 8 The Courier-Journal - Methodists Reaffirm Policy On Gays 1992
2133-4-3: 9 Overnight: Church Retains Gay Stand 1992
2133-4-3: 10 The Second Stone - Multiple Articles 1988
2133-4-3: 11 Sixth Annual Great Plains Regional Rodeo - Affirmation Ad 1991
2133-4-3: 12 N.M.G.R.A. Zia Regional Rodeo - Affirmation Ad 1991
2133-4-3: 13 IGRA Finals Rodeo - Affirmation Ad Material 1991
2133-4-3: 14 The Eighth Annual Texas Gay Rodeo - Affirmation Ad 1991
2133-4-3: 15 The Double Life of Finis Crutchfield 1987
2133-4-3: 16 L.A. Rodeo - Affirmation Ad 1991
2133-4-3: 17 7th Annual Great Plains Regional Rodeo - Affirmation Ad 1992
2133-4-3: 18 - A Vision for the Church - A Congregation that Changes Lives 1991
2133-4-3: 19 International Mr.Leather - Affirmation Ad 1991
2133-4-3: 20 Boysnake - Darrell Vail - D.C. Affirmation Leatherman 1990
2133-4-3: 21 Drummer - Affirmation Listing undated
2133-4-3: 22 The Verdict That Shook United Methodism, and Responses from around the U.M.C. 1998
2133-4-3: 23 The Advocate - Blurb 1998
2133-4-3: 24 Readers React to 1984 General Conference 1984
2133-4-3: 25 Human Rights Campaign Materials 1998
2133-4-3: 26 Gay Methodists Celebrate 10 Years 1992
2133-4-3: 27 The Church Studies Homosexuality Leader's Guide (including Audiotape) 1994
2133-4-3: 28 Human Rights Campaign Materials 1997
2133-5-3: 8 (1970-1978) 1970-1978
2133-5-3: 9 (1970-1978) Folder 2 1970-1978
2133-5-3: 10 (1979-1982) 1979-1982
2133-5-3: 11 (1983-1985) 1983-1985
2133-5-4: 1 (1986-1988) 1986-1988
2133-5-4: 2 (1989-1990) 1989-1990
2133-5-4: 3 (1991) 1991
2133-5-4: 4 (1992-1993) 1992-1993
2133-5-4: 5 (1994) 1994
2133-5-4: 6 (1995-1998) 1995-1998
2133-5-4: 7 (1995-1998) Folder 2 1995-1998
2133-5-5: 1 (1995-1998) Folder 3 1995-1998
2133-5-5: 2 (1999) 1999
2133-5-5: 3 (1999) Folder 2 1999
2133-5-5: 4 (2000) 2000
2133-5-5: 5 (2000) Folder 2 2000
2133-5-5: 6 (2000) Folder 3 2000
2133-5-5: 7 (2001) 2001
2133-5-5: 8 (2001) Folder 2 2001
2133-5-5: 9 (2002) 2002
2133-5-5: 10 (Undated) undated

Series: Reports
Sub-series: Annette Oliver
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-4: 10 Comittee to Study Homosexuality 1988-1992
Sub-series: D.J. Porter
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-4: 15 Report of the Strategic/Long Range Planning Committee 1989
2133-2-4: 16 Reports 1986-1990
2133-2-4: 17 Reports 1984-1989
Sub-series: Judy Westlee
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-5: 5 Reports 1988-1995
Sub-series: Michael Collins
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-4: 1 Draft Paper on Global Awareness from a Gay Male Perspective undated
2133-2-4: 2 Reports 1983-1984
2133-2-4: 3 The United Methodist Stand On Homosexuality 1984
2133-2-4: 4 Coalition for the Whole Gospel 1979
2133-2-4: 5 A Working Draft of an Editorial for M.F.S.A. undated
2133-2-4: 6 A Call for Coalition undated
2133-2-4: 7 Towards an Understanding of Sexism, Racism, Classism, and Imperialism undated
2133-2-4: 8 Resolution on the Family 1975
2133-2-4: 19 Affirmation: Information Paper - "What really happened at General Conference, 1976?" 1976
2133-2-4: 20 Affirmation: Statement by Keith Spare at 1976 General Conference 1976
2133-2-5: 3 Reports 1978
Sub-series: Rick Huskey
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-5: 2 Paper: United Methodist Church and the Protest 1979-1986
Sub-series: Tim Tyner
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-4: 9 Reports 1984-1992
2133-2-4: 11 Reports 1972-1992
2133-2-4: 12 Reports 1991
2133-2-4: 13 Reports 1985-1991
2133-2-4: 14 Reports 1965-1990
2133-2-4: 18 Reports 1978-1987
2133-2-5: 1 Reports 1987-1990
2133-2-5: 4 Reports 1988-1991
Sub-series: General
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-2-5: 6 Affirmation's First Annual Report 1992
2133-2-5: 7 Statements and Proposals for the Consideration of the 1984 United Methodist General Conference 1984
2133-2-5: 8 Toward and Inclusive Ministry 1992
2133-2-5: 9 Reconciling Congregation Program Annual Report 1990-1991 1990-1991

Series: Scrapbooks
Sub-series: Tim Tyner
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-4-3: 29 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 1 1982-1987
2133-4-3: 30 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 1 (Folder 2) 1982-1987
2133-4-3: 31 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 1 (Folder 3) 1986-1988
2133-4-3: 32 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 2 1986-1988
2133-4-3: 33 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 2 (Folder 2) 1988-1989
2133-4-3: 34 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 2 (Folder 3) 1987-1989
2133-4-3: 35 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 2 (Folder 4) 1988-1989
2133-4-3: 36 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 2 (Folder 5) 1988-1989
2133-4-4: 1 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 2 (Folder 6) 1988-1989
2133-4-4: 2 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 3 1987-1989
2133-4-4: 3 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 3 (Folder 2) 1989
2133-4-4: 4 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 3 (Folder 3) 1988-1989
2133-4-4: 5 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 3 (Folder 4) 1987-1989
2133-4-4: 6 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 3 (Folder 5) 1987-1989
2133-4-4: 7 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 3 (Folder 6) 1989
2133-4-4: 8 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 3 (Folder 7) 1988-1989
2133-4-4: 9 Dallas - Ft. Worth Scrapbook Vol. 3 (Folder 8) 1989
2133-4-4: 10 Scrapbook 1986-1992

Series: Subject Files
Sub-series: D.J. Porter
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-3-3: 15 Homosexuality and The Church 1976-1981
2133-3-4: 1 Subject Files 1981-1984
2133-3-4: 2 Subject Files 1975-1986
2133-3-4: 3 Subject Files 1968-1983
2133-3-4: 4 Subject Files 1981-1988
2133-3-4: 5 Subject Files 1976
2133-3-4: 6 Homosexuality and The Church 1976-1981
2133-3-5: 1 Homosexuality and The Church 1971-1981
Sub-series: Gene Leggett
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-3-8: 19 Report of The Committee To Study Homosexuality to The General Council On Ministries of the U.M.C. 1991
2133-3-8: 20 Subject Files 1987
2133-3-8: 22 Oppression Leggett 1986
2133-4-1: 1 Subject Files 1984
2133-4-1: 2 Subject Files 1982
2133-4-1: 3 Subject Files 1977
2133-4-1: 4 Subject Files 1976
2133-4-1: 5 Subject Files 1975
2133-4-1: 6 Subject Files 1973
2133-4-1: 7 Subject Files 1974
2133-4-1: 23 Leggett Scrap Book 1971-1982
2133-4-1: 24 Homosexuality and The Church 1971
2133-4-1: 25 Homosexuality and The Church (Folder 2) 1972
2133-4-2: 5 Gene Leggett 1975-1987
2133-4-2: 6 Gene Leggett (Folder 2) 1988
Sub-series: Judy Westlee
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-4-1: 16 Affirmation Ads 1992
2133-4-1: 17 Methodists Reaffirm Policy On Gays 1992
2133-4-1: 18 The Need For Affirmation 1992
Sub-series: Mark Wilson
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-4-2: 1 Wilson Material 1992-1998
Sub-series: Michael Collins
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-3-4: 7 "Homosexuality and the United Methodist Church" - WSUMC 1977
2133-3-4: 8 Church Resolutions/Other Caucuses 1974-1976
2133-3-4: 9 Oregon - Idaho Conference 1974-1980
2133-3-4: 10 Michael Collins 1981-1982
2133-3-4: 11 A Gay Theology of Liberation 1979
2133-3-5: 3 1972 General Conference 1972
2133-3-5: 4 Clippings - Church Press 1971-1978
2133-3-5: 5 Clippings - Church Press (Folder 2) 1973-1978
2133-3-6: 4 United Methodist Gay Caucus 1976-1977
2133-3-6: 5 Worship Resources - Sexuality Issues 1973-1978
2133-3-6: 7 Oregon - Idaho Conference (Jan. - Feb.) 1979-1980
2133-3-6: 8 Piris 1974-1980
2133-3-6: 9 Worship Resources 1972-1975
2133-3-6: 10 Resource Packet On Gay Issues and Ministry 1974-1976
2133-3-7: 1 Board of Global Ministries - Work (Mike) 1978-1979
2133-3-7: 2 Abels, Paul 1978
2133-3-7: 3 W.S.U.M.C. Planning Committee 1975-1976
2133-3-7: 4 Gibson/Lawrence and Berg/Copy 1976-1978
2133-3-7: 5 Sermons undated
2133-3-7: 6 Subject Files 1974-1975
2133-3-7: 7 Resumes: Michael Collins 1979
2133-3-7: 8 Seminary 1975-1976
2133-3-7: 9 Seminary Papers 1972
2133-3-7: 10 Miscellaneous 1975-1976
2133-3-7: 11 Biblical Perspectives on Homosexuality undated
2133-3-7: 12 The Sodom Syndrome 1978
2133-3-7: 13 The Guermamantes Way undated
2133-3-7: 14 Christian Ethics and Homosexuality undated
2133-3-7: 15 Report of the University United Methodist Church's Task Group on the Church and the Gay Community 1975
2133-3-7: 16 Affirmation 1981-1982
2133-3-7: 17 What Really Happened at General Conference? undated
2133-3-7: 18 Floyd Leave of Absence 1981-1985
2133-3-7: 19 San Francisco 1979-1980
2133-3-7: 20 Appointment 1979
2133-3-7: 21 General Conference 1984 1984-1986
2133-3-7: 22 Morris Floyd Resignation 1981-1983
2133-3-7: 23 The Church as a Redemptive and Redeeming Community 1971
2133-3-7: 24 Riverside Proposal undated
2133-3-7: 25 Epiphany Papers 1980
2133-3-7: 26 All One In Jesus Christ 1980
2133-3-7: 27 Coping with Homosexual Expression Within Heterosexual Marriages: Five Case Studies 1978
2133-3-7: 28 Biblical Perspective on Homosexuality 1979
2133-3-7: 29 What Does The United Methodist Church Say about Lesbians and Gay People? undated
2133-3-7: 30 Day 1 undated
2133-3-7: 31 College Papers 1967
2133-3-8: 1 Washington Square United Methodist 1977-1978
2133-3-8: 2 1980 General Conference undated
2133-3-8: 3 The Church As A Prophetic and Serving Community undated
2133-3-8: 4 The Church As A Community That Serves and Is Served by God 1972
2133-3-8: 5 Exploring the Boundries: Decision Making In Sexual Matters undated
2133-3-8: 6 Blue Book Part I 1978
2133-3-8: 7 Board of Church and Society Government Certified Petitions 1979
2133-3-8: 8 Good News undated
2133-3-8: 9 Michael's Bio undated
2133-3-8: 10 Garrett Seminary: Gay Issues 1978-1979
2133-3-8: 11 Resource Materials - Church Studies on Human Sexuality 1974-1979
2133-3-8: 12 Iliff Seminary: Gay Issues 1978
2133-3-8: 13 Board of Church and Society: Gay Issues 1978
2133-3-8: 14 Board of Disciplineship: Gay Issues 1978
2133-3-8: 15 Board of Global Ministries: Gay Issues 1978
2133-3-8: 16 Board of Higher Education/Ministry: Gay Issues 1978
2133-3-8: 17 The United Presbyterian Church Policy Statement 1978
2133-3-8: 18 United Methodist Church: Lesbian/Gay Issues 1975-1978
2133-4-1: 20 Subject Files 1972-1977
2133-4-1: 21 Resource Materials - Church Studies On Human Sexuality 1974-1980
2133-4-1: 22 United Methodist Gay Caucus 1976 and Prior 1974-1976
2133-4-2: 2 Irish Gay Rights Movement 1975-1977
2133-4-2: 3 To Be Filed - Affirmation 1978-1979
2133-4-2: 4 Upward Mobility In The Blue Collar Community 1971
2133-4-2: 7 Joan Clark Issues 1979
2133-4-2: 8 The Church As A Celebrating And Proclaiming Community undated
2133-4-2: 9 1970 General Conference 1970-1972
2133-4-5: 10 Commission on Human Sexuality and Christian Responsibility 1974-1975
Sub-series: Rick Huskey
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-3-3: 14 Gay Studies 1949-1977
2133-3-4: 12 Affirmation Friends 1987
2133-3-4: 13 Methodist Reporter '82 1976-1985
2133-3-4: 14 Methodist Reporter 1986-1987
2133-3-4: 15 Gay U.M. Miscellaneous Papers 1973-1992
2133-3-5: 6 Affirmation 1976-1988
2133-3-5: 7 U.M. Gay Caucus 1964-1978
2133-3-5: 8 Gay History and The United Methodist Church 1974-1978
2133-3-6: 1 U.M. Gay Caucus 1975-1977
2133-3-6: 2 Gay History and The United Methodist Church 1977-1987
2133-3-6: 3 U.M. Gay Caucus 1972-1977
2133-3-6: 6 Gay Studies 1964-1986
Sub-series: Tim Tyner
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-3-4: 16 Gay Study Topics 1991
2133-3-5: 2 Subject Files 1985-1989
2133-4-1: 8 Rediscovering Gay History 1982
2133-4-1: 9 Resources 1983
2133-4-1: 10 Healing of Liberal-Conservative Split Neeeded undated
2133-4-1: 11 Evangelism In The Gay/Lesbian Community - One Affirmation Group's Story undated
2133-4-1: 12 Human Sexuality Report Tackled Tough Modern Issues 1991
2133-4-1: 13 Worship 1992
2133-4-1: 14 Building Alliances: Some Personal Observations undated
2133-4-1: 15 Homosexuality : Challenging The Church To Grow 1987
Sub-series: General
Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2133-4-1: 19 Ecumenical: New York City 1978
2133-4-2: 10 Subject Files 1988; 1992
2133-4-2: 11 Subject Files 1986; 1992
2133-4-2: 12 Coming Out To My Children 1982
2133-4-2: 13 Subject Files 1990
2133-4-5: 1 Editorial Comment - Religion's Top Stories of 1977 1977-1998
2133-4-5: 2 The More Excellent Way: God's Plan Reaffirmed 1977
2133-4-5: 3 Federation of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Inc. 1984-1989
2133-4-5: 4 Jimmy Creech 1997-1998
2133-4-5: 5 Young Author Differs With Trusted Historian 1997
2133-4-5: 6 The Church and Homosexuality 1972-1997
2133-4-5: 7 Transforming Congregations' Helps Gays 1989
2133-4-5: 8 Is Homosexuality A Curable Illness? 1989
2133-4-5: 9 Worship 1977-1985