Dignity/USA Records Coll2007.004 Coll2007-004

Yolanda Alaniz
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2007
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Los Angeles, California 90007
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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title: Dignity/USA records
creator: Dignity, Inc
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2007-004
Physical Description: 47.8 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1956-2002
Date (bulk): bulk
Abstract: Records of Dignity/USA, the oldest organization for Roman Catholic members of the GLBT community, from it's founding in 1969 until the early 1990s. The materials include correspondence, minutes, motions, and work papers of the organization's Board of Directors and House of Delegates; records of Dignity's biennial National Conventions; correspondence files of Dignity officers, including Joseph Killian (Joe Gilgamesh), the first elected president of Dignity; and extensive subject files, containing correspondence, reports, press releases, notes, copies of magazine and newspaper articles, and other materials relating to Dignity's day-to-day operations, its efforts to obtain recognition from the Roman Catholic hierarchy, both within the United States and at the Vatican, of the spiritual needs of gays and lesbians, and its active participation in the secular movement for the recognition of GLBT civil rights. Additional materials include records of the regions and chapters into which Dignity is divided; the materials relating to the Los Angeles chapter, always the largest in the organization, are particularly extensive. The collection also includes a collection of photographs and slides documenting the history of Dignity, and extensive files of newsletters published by the national office and by each region and chapter.
Physical Description: (94 archive boxes).
Storage Unit: 1

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Preferred Citation

Box #, folder #, Dignity/USA records, Coll2007-004, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Acquisition Information

Date of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Yolanda Alaniz, November 2006-May 2007.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative History

Early in 1969, Father Patrick X. Nidorf, an Augustinian priest and psychologist in San Diego, began a ministry for gay and lesbian Roman Catholics as an extension of his professional work. He chose the name "Dignity" to stress his basic goal: to bring dignity into the spiritual and social lives of gay and lesbian Catholics. Word of Nidorf's ministry spread, first by word of mouth, then through advertisements Nidorf placed in the Los Angeles Free Press and (beginning in January 1970) the Advocate. To guard against the possibility of religious fanatics or homophobes disrupting or dominating meetings, Nidorf required the return of a completed application form, and, when in doubt, a personal interview. The monthly gatherings were open only to individuals over 21 years of age, with a membership card issued by Nidorf; annual dues were $5. Nidorf also issued a simple monthly newsletter.
Although the early meetings alternated between San Diego and Los Angeles, Nidorf soon moved all meetings to Los Angeles, where the great majority of participants lived. In May 1970, Nidorf asked Bob Fournier to draw up a constitution-known as the Statement of Position and Purpose-for Dignity, and in June appointed him first General Chairman of the organization. In September, Dignity held its first meeting on church property, in the basement auditorium of St. Brendan's parish in Los Angeles.
The membership became increasingly active and early in 1971, against Nidorf's advice, sought recognition from the diocese of Los Angeles. However, coadjutor archbishop Timothy Manning found Dignity's principles "untenable", and ordered Nidorf to cease his activities with the group. Nidorf therefore resigned, and the leadership of Dignity passed permanently into lay hands. Despite Nidorf's resignation, interest in Dignity continued to grow, and to spread across the country: in November 1971, Dignity/Louisville became the first chapter of Dignity outside Southern California. In February 1972, Dignity held its first annual meeting, electing Joe Killian (known in Dignity as Joe Gilgamesh) president. The organization at the time had 198 members, including 25 priests, four brothers, and two seminarians; 108 members lived in the Los Angeles area, the others in twenty states and the District of Columbia, as well as seven foreign countries. In March 1972, Dignity/Los Angeles (which separated from San Diego and became a separate chapter in the fall of that year) began meeting at the Los Angeles Community College Newman Center. Later in 1972, Gilgamesh formed the Administrative Services Group (ASG) to oversee all aspects of Dignity outside of Los Angeles. Pat Allen was made responsible for overseeing all chapters outside of the Los Angeles area. In September and October Gilgamesh and Allen toured the East Coast in support of Dignity, and by the end of the year the organization had ten chapters, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Louisville, Chicago, Washington, DC, New York, and Boston. In 1973, Dignity held its first Biennial Convention in Los Angeles.
Dignity allied itself with clergy and working with the gay and lesbian community, including Sister Jeannine Gramick, and Fathers John McNeill, SJ, Eugene Boyle, and Charles Curran, and with the Salvatorian Order's Gay Ministry Task Force. It also received support from the National Federation of Priests Councils and the National Assembly of Religious Brothers. In 1975, Dignity published Father Robert Nugent's Homosexuality: A Worksheet for Catholics , and Homosexual Catholics: A Primer for Discussion , by Sister Jeannine Gramick and Fathers Robert Nugent and Tom Oddo. In October 1976, Dignity was an official participant in the "Call to Action" U.S. Bishops' Conference, intended to formulate a five-year plan of social action for the nation's bishops. The conference's resolutions that the church actively seek to serve the pastoral needs of homosexuals and that it fight, in society and within its own structures, discrimination based on sexual orientation, were presented to the National Conference of Bishops the following year. In July 1977, in response to the defeat of a gay rights ordinance in Dade County, Florida, Dignity joined with the Metropolitan Community Church, the National Gay Task Force, and the Gay Rights National Lobby, in sponsoring a National Gay leadership Conference in Denver. At the third Biennial Convention held in Chicago in September 1977, Dignity adopted the structure it retains today: a Board of Directors and House of Delegates, with chapters grouped into regions. As the House of Delegates intended that Dignity eventually be a national organization comprised solely of chapters within the United States, the Canadian chapters that constituted Region XI later formed Dignity/Canada/Dignit? as a separate organization. Also in 1977, Sister Jeannine Gramick and Father Robert Nugent founded new Ways Ministry, a ministry of Reconciliation and Social Justice for Catholic gays and lesbians.
In 1978, in response to Proposition 6, a proposal spearheaded by California State Senator John Briggs to bar homosexuals from teaching in California public schools, Jim Highland, Sister Eileen DeLong and Father Jim Fleck formed Catholics for Human Dignity, the first state-registered political lobby of Catholics advocating human rights for gay people. This group was decisive in helping defeat Proposition 6. Dignity continued to be involved in human right campaigns to benefit the gay community. In 1979, over 350 members of Dignity from 27 chapters participated in the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. That same year Dignity president Frank Scheuren, along with the Rev. Troy Perry and representatives of the National Gay Task Force and Gay Rights National Lobby presented nationwide petitions for Gay Rights legislation to President Jimmy Carter's representatives at the White House. In 1980, in tacit recognition of the importance of its work in the political sphere, Dignity opened a permanent national office in Washington, DC.
Although conservative members of the church hierarchy in the United States had always opposed Dignity and its work, a few prominent bishops, including Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen of Seattle, were supportive, and since its foundation Dignity had been able to engage the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in an ongoing dialog concerning gays and lesbians and the church. The Vatican, however, was opposed to any ministry to the gay and lesbian community, and as early as 1976 withdrew the imprimi potest for Father John McNeill's The Church and the Homosexual, and later forbade him to write or speak on the issue of homosexuality "in any of its aspects". In October 1986, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons, defining homosexuality as "an objective disorder" and banning groups that do not agree with church teachings from using church facilities. As a consequence, Dignity chapters were not permitted to hold meetings or celebrate mass on church property; the first eviction of a chapter took place in December. At the same time, the Jesuit Order instructed Father John McNeill to give up all public ministry to gays and lesbians or be expelled from the Order; McNeill refused to comply. In response, Dignity/USA placed a full-page advertisement in the April 27, 1987, issue of Newsweek magazine, the first full-page, full-circulation advertisement purchased by a national gay/lesbian organization. Dignity issued its own Letter on Pastoral Care of Gay and Lesbian Persons, outlining a positive approach to a variety of justice, sexual, and ministry issues affecting gays and lesbians and their families, at the organization's eighth Biennial Convention in Miami in July of that year. Dignity's Task Force on Sexual Ethics, instituted in 1984, issued its report, Sexual Ethics: Experience, Growth, Challenge, in 1989.
Dignity has continued to play an active role in the movement for gay and lesbian civil rights, sending one of the largest organizational contingents to the 1993 March on Washington, and participating in the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force's National Policy Round Table in 1998. It vigorously opposed the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's Some Considerations Concerning the Catholic Response to Legislative Proposals on the Non-Discrimination of Homosexual Persons (1992), which urged bishops to oppose gay and lesbian civil rights laws in such instances as child adoptions, employment of teachers, and military recruitment, as well as the Vatican's Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons (2003), instructing Catholic politicians and the public to oppose legal protections for same-sex couples. On the other hand, despite its frequent disagreements with the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Dignity supported the Conference's Always Our Children: A Pastoral Message to the Parents of Homosexual Children and Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers (1997).
Sources:
Jim Highland. Dignity; a brief history, 1969-1981. 1981.
Highlights of DignityUSA's History, 1969-present, http://www.dignityusa.org/archives.history.html, (last accessed June 20, 2007)

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection comprises records of Dignity/USA and its predecessors, regions, and chapters, from the organization's founding in 1969 until the early 1990s. The materials relating to the organization's national office include correspondence, minutes, motions, and work papers of the organization's Board of Directors and Board of Consultors (later renamed House of Delegates). The records also contain extensive correspondence files of Dignity officers, including James Bussen, Paul Diederich, Robert Fournier, Tom Sena, Frank Scheuren, and Paul Weidig; the files for Joseph Killian (also known as Joe Gilgamesh), the first elected president of Dignity, are particularly extensive. The national office subject files contain correspondence, reports, press releases, notes, copies of magazine and newspaper articles, and other materials relating to Dignity's day-to-day operations, its efforts to obtain validation for gays and lesbians from the Roman Catholic hierarchy, and its relations with similar groups from other religious denominations and with secular groups in search of civil rights for gays and lesbians. Many of the letters in both the correspondence and subject files vividly illustrate the internal conflict many gay and lesbian Roman Catholics suffered, as they searched for a support system to help them to integrate their sexual orientation with being Catholic. The collection contains extensive records, including minutes, motions, information packets, work papers, programs, and publicity, relating to Dignity's biennial National Conventions. Records for the regions and chapters into which Dignity was divided mirror in format, content, and arrangement those of the national office. The materials relating to the Los Angeles chapter, always the largest in the organization, which acted as a de facto headquarters until the creation of the national office, are particularly extensive. The collection also preserves extensive records relating to Dignity's full-page advertisement in Newsweek magazine for April 27, 1987, in response to the Vatican's October 1986 Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons, including correspondence with both Newsweek and Time (which refused to publish the advertisement), and favorable and unfavorable replies. The newspaper clippings include articles from the mainstream religious and secular press, as well as from the gay media. The materials also include a collection of photographs and slides documenting meetings and conferences of Dignity, as well as officers and other Dignity activists during the period 1970-1985 in particular. The newsletter files include copies of most of the newsletters published by the national office, as well as near-complete runs of many regional and chapter newsletters, and issues of the quarterly Insight, published by Dignity's New York chapter.

Arrangement

Missing Title

  1. Series 1: National Office Files
    • Subseries 1.1: Board of Directors/House of Delegates


    • Subseries 1.2: Correspondence
      • Subsubseries 1.2.1: General Correspondence


      • Subsubseries 1.2.2: Joseph Killlian (Gilgamesh)



    • Subseries 1.3: Subject Files



  2. Series 2: National Convention Files


  3. Series 3: Region Files


  4. Series 4: Chapter Files
    • Subseries 4.1: Chapters


    • Subseries 4.2: Los Angeles, CA, Chapter
      • Subsubseries 4.2.1: General Correspondence


      • Subsubseries 4.2.2: Subject Files


  5. Series 5: Newsweek Avertisement


  6. Series 6: Newspaper Clippings


  7. Series 7: Photographic Materials


  8. Series 8: Publications/Newsletters
    • Subseries 8.1: National/International Newsletters


    • Subseries 8.2: Region Newsletters


    • Subseries 8.3: Chapter Newsletters


  9. Series 9: Ephemera

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay rights -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Gays -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Gays -- Religious life
Gays -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Homosexuality -- History -- 20th century
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Lesbians -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Lesbians -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Lesbians -- Religious life
Catholic gays -- Canada
Catholic gays -- United States
Dignity, Inc
Dignity/USA
Dignity/Los Angeles
Killian, Joe (Joseph Leon, Junior)
Gilgamesh, Joe

 

National Office Files Series 1: Bulk, 1970-1985 1956-2002 (bulk 1970-1985). bulk

Physical Description: 12.6

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of records of the National Office of Dignity, represented by the Board of Directors, which performed executive functions, and the House of Delegates (originally Board of Consultors), which performed legislative functions. The series is divided into two subseries: (1) Board of Directors/House of Delegates, and (2) Correspondence.
 

Board of Directors/House of Delegates Subseries 1.1: 1972-1993

Physical Description: 4.6

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains the records of the periodic meetings of the Board of Directors and Board of Consultors/House of Delegates. The materials include meeting minutes, motions, work papers, and election ballots and results. The records are arranged chronologically.
 

Motions 1979-1989

Box 1, Folder 1

Board of Directors/Board of Consultors (House of Delegates), Index of motions 1979-1989

Box 1, Folder 2

Board of Directors/Board of Consultors (House of Delegates), Motions 1979-1980

Box 1, Folder 3

Executive Board/House of Delegates, Motions October 1980-September 1981, 1983-1985

 

1972-1979

Box 1, Folder 4

Administrative Service Group Meeting Notes 1972-1973

Box 1, Folder 5 - 6

Board of Directors Meeting Notes 1972

 

Board of Consultors (House of Delegates) Work Papers, Boston, MA 1975-1978

Box 1, Folder 7

1975

Box 1, Folder 8

1976

Box 1, Folder 9

1977-1978

Box 1, Folder 10

Board of Consultors (House of Delegates) Minutes, Chicago, IL September 2-5, 1977

Box 1, Folder 10

Executive Committee Minutes, Chicago, IL October 7-8, 1978

Box 1, Folder 11

Executive Board Minutes and Motions, Houston, TX February 17-18, 1979

Box 1, Folder 12

Board of Directors Minutes, San Diego, CA March 11-12, 1978

Box 1, Folder 12

Executive Board Minutes, San Diego, CA August 29-31, 1979

Box 1, Folder 12

Executive House of Delegates Minutes, San Diego, CA August 30-31, 1979

 

1980-1981

Box 2, Folder 1

Executive Board Minutes, Vancouver, BC October 10-13, 1980

Box 2, Folder 2

Board of Directors Work Papers, Vancouver, BC 1980

Box 2, Folder 3

Notebook of Elinor Crocker, Secretary, Vancouver, BC 1980

Box 2, Folder 4

Board of Directors Minutes / Executive Board Minutes, Washington, DC 1980-1981

Box 2, Folder 5 - 9

Board of Directors Work Papers, Washington, DC 1980-1981

Box 2, Folder 10

Executive Minutes, Lubbock, TX March 20-23, 1981

Box 2, Folder 11

Board of Directors Work Papers, Lubbock, TX March 20-23, 1981

Box 3, Folder 1

Board of Directors Minutes, Philadelphia, PA September 1-7, 1981

Box 3, Folder 2

Executive House of Delegates Convention Minutes and Motions, Philadelphia, PA September 3-4, 1981

Box 3, Folder 3

Board of Directors Correspondence (Fifth Biennial International Convention), Philadelphia, PA 1981

Box 3, Folder 4

Board of Directors Work Papers, Philadelphia, PA 1981

 

1982

Box 3, Folder 5

Board of Directors Minutes, Denver, CO April 11-13, 1982

Box 3, Folder 5

Board of Directors Motions, Denver, CO April 10-12, 1982

Box 3, Folder 6

Board of Directors Minutes, Los Angeles, CA October 8-11, 1982

Box 3, Folder 7

Executive Board Motions, Los Angeles, CA October 8-11, 1982

Box 3, Folder 8

Board of Directors Work Papers, Los Angeles, CA September-October 1982

 

1983

Box 3, Folder 9

Executive Board Minutes and Motions, Atlanta, GA April 30-May 2, 1983

Box 3, Folder 10

Board of Directors Work Papers, Atlanta, GA 1983

Box 4, Folder 1

Executive Board Minutes and Motions, Seattle, WA August 30-September 5, 1983

Box 4, Folder 2

Board of Directors Work Papers, Seattle, WA July-August 1983

Box 4, Folder 3

Board of Directors Work Papers, Seattle, WA August 1983

Box 4, Folder 4

Board of Directors Work Papers, Seattle, WA 1983

 

1984

Box 4, Folder 5

Executive Board Work Papers, Los Angeles, CA January 20-22, 1984

Box 4, Folder 6

Executive Board Ballots and Motions, Cleveland, OH January-April 1984

Box 4, Folder 7

Executive Board Notebook, Cleveland, OH January-April 1984

Box 4, Folder 8

Executive Board Minutes, Cleveland, OH April 28, 1984

Box 4, Folder 9 - 10

Executive Board Work Papers, Cleveland, OH 1984

 

Executive House of Delegates July-September 1984

Box 5, Folder 1

Referendem Ballots July 1984

 

Bylaw Amendment Ballots July-August 1984

Box 5, Folder 2

July 1984

Box 5, Folder 3

August 1984

Box 5, Folder 4 - 5

Referendum Ballots 1984

Box 5, Folder 6

Correspondence September 1984

Box 5, Folder 7 - 8

Executive Board Work Papers, Chicago, IL September-October 1984

Box 5, Folder 9

Executive Board Minutes, Chicago, IL October 4-5, 1984

Box 5, Folder 10

Executive House of Delegates Work Papers, Washington, DC 1984

Box 5, Folder 7

Special Election Ballot for Secretary December 1984

 

1985

Box 6, Folder 1 - 4

House of Delegates Motions and Ballots January 15, 1985

Box 6, Folder 5

Board of Directors Minutes, Richmond, VA April 27-28, 1985

Box 6, Folder 6

Board of Directors Motions, Richmond, VA April 27-28, 1985

Box 6, Folder 7

Board of Directors Work Papers, Richmond, VA April 27-28, 1985

Box 6, Folder 8

Board of Directors Minutes, New York City, NY August 18-25, 1985

Box 6, Folder 9

Executive House of Delegates Delegate/Alternative/Proxy Signed Forms New York City, NY August 20-25, 1985

Box 6, Folder 10

Executive House of Delegates Delegate Credentials, New York City, NY August 20-25, 1985

Box 6, Folder 11 - 12

House of Delegates Work Papers, New York City, NY August 20-25, 1985

Box 7, Folder 1

Board of Directors Minutes, Houston, TX November 16-17, 1985

Box 7, Folder 2

Board of Directors Work Papers, Houston, TX November 16-17, 1985

 

1986

Box 7, Folder 3

Board of Directors Minutes and Motions, Tucson, AZ April 12-13, 1986

Box 7, Folder 4

Board of Director Work Papers, Tucson, AZ April 12-13, 1986

Box 7, Folder 5

Board of Directors Minutes, Portland, OR October 11-12, 1986

Box 7, Folder 6

Board of Directors Motions, Portland, OR October 11-12, 1986

Box 7, Folder 7

Board of Directors Work Papers, Portland, OR October 11-12, 1986

 

1987

Box 8, Folder 1

Board of Directors Minutes and Motions, Miami, FL February 7-9, 1987

Box 8, Folder 2

Board of Directors Minutes and Motions, Bal Harbour, FL July 19-25, 1987

Box 8, Folder 3

House of Delegates Minutes and Motions, Bal Harbour, FL July 23, 1987

Box 8, Folder 4

House of Delegates Election Ballots and Results, Bal Harbour, FL July 23, 1987

Box 8, Folder 5 - 7

Board of Directors Work Papers, Miami, FL July 19-25, 1987

Box 8, Folder 8

Board of Directors Minutes, Minneapolis, MN November 7-8, 1987

Box 8, Folder 9

Board of Directors Motions, Minneapolis, MN November 7-8, 1987

 

1988

Box 9, Folder 1

Board of Directors Minutes and Motions, Philadelphia, PA April 30-May 2, 1988

Box 9, Folder 2 - 3

Board of Directors Work Papers, Philadelphia, PA April 30-May 2, 1988

Box 9, Folder 4

Board of Directors Minutes and Motions, Boston, MA October 1-2, 1988

Box 9, Folder 5 - 6

Board of Directors Work Papers, Boston, MA 1988

Box 9, Folder 7

Board of Directors Work Papers, Chicago, IL 1988

 

1989

Box 9, Folder 8

Board of Directors Minutes and Motions, Chicago, IL April 15-16, 1989

Box 9, Folder 9

Board of Directors Work Papers, Chicago, IL April 15-16, 1989

Box 10, Folder 1

Board of Directors Minutes and Motions, San Fransisco, CA August 27-September 3, 1989

Box 10, Folder 2

House of Delegates 9th Biennial Minutes, San Fransisco, CA August 29-31, 1989

Box 10, Folder 3

House of Delegates Motions, San Fransisco, CA August 29-31, 1989

Box 10, Folder 4

Board of Directors 9th Biennial Work Papers, San Fransisco, CA August 27-28, 1989

Box 10, Folder 5

House of Delegates 9th Biennial Work Papers, San Fransisco, CA August 29-31, 1989

 

1990

Box 10, Folder 6

Board of Directors Minutes and Motions, Los Angeles, CA February 17-19, 1990

Box 10, Folder 7 - 8

Board of Directors Work Papers, Los Angeles, CA February 17-19, 1990

Box 11, Folder 1

Board of Directors Minutes and Motions, Washington, DC August 10-12, 1990

Box 11, Folder 2 - 3

Board of Directors Packet, Washington, DC August 10-12, 1990

Box 11, Folder 4

Board of Directors Notebook, Washington, DC August 10-12, 1990

Box 11, Folder 5

Board of Directors Work Papers, Washington, DC August 10-12, 1990

 

1991

Box 11, Folder 6

Board of Directors Minutes and Motions Washington, DC February 16-18, 1991

Box 11, Folder 7

Board of Directors Minutes, Washington, DC August 25-September 1, 1991

Box 11, Folder 8

House of Delegates 10th Biennial Minutes, Washington, DC August 27-29, 1991

Box 11, Folder 9 - 10

House of Delegates Delegate Credentials, Washington, DC August 27-29, 1991

 

1993

Box 11, Folder 11

Board of Directors Work Papers, New Orleans, LA July 24-28, 1993

 

Correspondence Subseries 1.2: Bulk, 1971-1985 1971-2002 (bulk 1971-1985) bulk

Physical Description: 3.4

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of the correspondence sent and received by the Dignity leadership. It is divided into two subsubseries: (1) General Correspondence, and (2) Joseph Killian.
 

General Correspondence Subsubseries 1.2.1: Bulk, 1971-1985 1971-2002 (bulk 1971-1985) bulk

Physical Description: 2.1

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subsubseries comprises the correspondence sent and received by Dignity officers, in particular the president, secretary, treasurer, newsletter editor, and various executive aides. The topics of correspondence include internal administrative matters, the formation of new chapters, emotional and moral support for individuals, and general information about the organization. Correspondence with the Roman Catholic hierarchy can be found in the Bishops Correspondence files; letters attacking the organization, for homophobic or other reasons, can be found in the Derogatory files. The materials include foreign correspondence. The records retain their original alphabetical arrangement.
Box 12, Folder 1

A. 1971

Box 93, Folder 1

Acceptance (Australia) 1978-1982

Box 12, Folder 2

Allen, Pat 1972-2000

Box 12, Folder 3

B 1987

 

Bishops Correspondence 1973-1981, 1983, 1985-1987

Box 93, Folder 2

1973-1975

Box 93, Folder 3

1976-1981, 1983, 1985-1987

Box 12, Folder 4

Burns, Peggy 2000-2002

 

Bussen, James (Jim) 1980-1989

Box 12, Folder 5

1980-1981, 1985-1986

Box 12, Folder 6 - 7

1987

Box 93, Folder 4

1987

Box 12, Folder 8 - 9

1988

Box 93, Folder 5

1988

Box 12, Folder 10

1989

Box 12, Folder 11

C 1982-1988

Box 12, Folder 12

Carton, Judy 1983-1984

Box 12, Folder 13

D 1987-1988

 

Derogatory 1979-1988

Box 13, Folder 1

1979-1981

Box 13, Folder 2

1982-1988

Box 64, Folder 1 Oversize

Ink magazine December 1986

Box 64, Folder 2

Roses magazine June 2, 1979, November 1, 1985

Box 64, Folder 3

1987

 

Diederich, Paul 1973-1982

Box 13, Folder 3

1973-1975

Box 13, Folder 4

1976-1979

 

Correspondence with Pat Allen 1973-1982

Box 93, Folder 6

1973-1974

Box 93, Folder 7

1975

Box 93, Folder 8

1976-1979

Box 93, Folder 9

1980-1982

Box 93, Folder 10

no date

Box 13, Folder 5

E 1988

Box 13, Folder 6

F 1986-1987

Box 13, Folder 7

Fleck, Jim 1978-1980

 

Fournier, Robert (Bob) 1971-1977

Box 13, Folder 8

1971-1977

Box 93, Folder 11

Speeches 1971-1977

 

Letters to Editors 1971

Box 13, Folder 9

The Advocate 1971

Box 13, Folder 10

Catholic World & U.S.Catholic 1971

Box 13, Folder 11

Los Angeles Free Press 1971

Box 13, Folder 12

Marriage 1971

Box 13, Folder 13

The Monitor 1971

Box 13, Folder 14

Victor 1971

Box 13, Folder 15

Articles, Dignity Newsletter 1972-1977

Box 64, Folder 4

Interview with Entertainment West January 14, 1972

Box 13, Folder 16

G 1986, 1989

Box 13, Folder 17

Ginder, Richard 1974-1976

Box 13, Folder 18

H 1988

Box 13, Folder 19

Hager, John 1983-1985

Box 13, Folder 20

Harvey, John 1987

Box 13, Folder 21

Highland, Jim 1980

 

Inquiries 1981-1988

Box 15, Folder 12

United States 1981-1988

Box 15, Folder 13

International 1983-1988

Box 13, Folder 22

International 1972-1987

Box 14, Folder 1

J 1980

Box 14, Folder 2

K 1980-1987

Box 14, Folder 3

L 1979-1980

Box 14, Folder 4

Long, Derek 1971-1972

Box 14, Folder 5

M 1977, 1979, 1988

Box 14, Folder 6

Marks, Marvin 1981-1984

Box 14, Folder 7

McNaught, Brian 1979

Box 93, Folder 12

McNeill, John 1976-1980

Box 14, Folder 8

N 1982

Box 14, Folder 9

O 1979-1980

Box 14, Folder 10

Odd, Thomas C. 1979-1980

Box 14, Folder 11

P 1984, 1987

Box 14, Folder 12

R 1979, 1983-1984

Box 14, Folder 13

Roche, Pat 1989, 1991

Box 14, Folder 14

S 1974-1988

 

Sena, Tom 1988-1991

Box 14, Folder 15

January-May 1988

Box 14, Folder 16

June-December 1988

Box 14, Folder 17

1989

Box 14, Folder 18

1991

 

Scheuren, Frank 1978-1984

Box 15, Folder 1

1978-1979

Box 15, Folder 2

January-February 1980

Box 15, Folder 3

March-October 1980

Box 15, Folder 4

1981-1984

Box 15, Folder 5

Shawley, Paul R 1985

Box 15, Folder 6

T 1979-1987

Box 15, Folder 7

Totten, Joe 1979-1980

Box 15, Folder 8

United Way 1987

 

Weidig, Paul C 1978-1980

Box 15, Folder 9

1978

Box 64, Folder 7

1978

Box 15, Folder 10

1979

Box 15, Folder 11

1980

 

Joseph Killian (Gilgamesh) Subsubseries 1.2.2: Bulk, 1970-1974 1970-1990 (bulk 1970-1974) bulk

Physical Description: 1.3

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subsubseries comprises the correspondence of Joseph Killian, the first acting chairman and president of Dignity. As a principal founder of Dignity, Killian maintained an extensive international correspondence. Topics include administrative matters, new chapter formation, and information requests from the general public and from scholars and students researching homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church. A significant portion of the correspondence with private individuals is of a personal nature, offering support, advice, and personal stories of the dynamics and complexities of being gay and Roman Catholic. The Correspondence with Clergy files contain Killian's correspondence with gay and gay-supportive priests and clergymen of other denominations. The Personal files contain personal materials relating to Killian, including his diary, speeches on the history of Dignity, and the order of service for his funeral mass. The documents are arranged alphabetically by last name, when known; correspondence with individuals whose last name is not known is interfiled using the first name. Killian's correspondence relating to prison reform can be found in Subsubseries 4.4.4: Subject files, "Prison".
 

General Correspondence 1970-1985

Box 16, Folder 1

A 1971-1974

Box 64, Folder 5

Archangel Award January 20, 1984

 

B 1970-1976

Box 16, Folder 2

1970-1971

Box 16, Folder 3

1972-1976

Box 16, Folder 4

C 1971-1974

Box 16, Folder 5

D 1971-1973, 1977

Box 16, Folder 6

E 1972-1974

Box 16, Folder 7

F 1971-1974, 1985

Box 16, Folder 8

G 1971-1974, 1984-1985

Box 16, Folder 9

H 1971-1974, 1985

Box 17, Folder 1

I 1973

Box 17, Folder 2

J 1971-1973

Box 17, Folder 3

K 1970-1974

Box 17, Folder 4

L 1971-1974

 

M 1970-1976

Box 17, Folder 5

1970-1971

Box 17, Folder 6

1972

Box 17, Folder 7

1973-1976

Box 17, Folder 8

N 1971-1973

Box 17, Folder 9

O 1971-1974

Box 17, Folder 10

P 1970-1973

Box 17, Folder 11

R 1971-1973

 

S 1970-1973

Box 18, Folder 1

1970-1972

Box 18, Folder 2

1973

Box 18, Folder 3

T 1971-1973, 1985

Box 18, Folder 4

V 1972

Box 18, Folder 5

W 1973

Box 18, Folder 6

Y 1971

Box 18, Folder 7

Z 1972-1973

Box 18, Folder 8

Form Letters December 1984

 

Correspondence with Clergy 1971-1973

Box 18, Folder 9

1971

Box 18, Folder 10

1972-1973

 

Personal 1969-1990

Box 18, Folder 11

Diary/Ledger/Notes 1969, 1971

Box 18, Folder 12

Speeches on Dignity's History. 1971-1972

Box 18, Folder 13

Internal Revenue Service 1973, 1980, 1988

Box 18, Folder 14

Diet and Health Issues circa 1970-1980

Box 18, Folder 15

Memorial Service January 17, 1990

 

Subject Files Subseries 1.3: Bulk, 1972-1985 1956-2001 (bulk 1972-1985) bulk

Physical Description: 4.6

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of subject files created by the Dignity National Office. A substantial portion of the materials concerns administrative matters, such as membership; chapter formation; boards, committees, and task forces; press releases; Statements of Position and Purpose; and manuals for the Board of Directors and the House of Delegates. Other materials relate to Dignity's activities, such as the March on Washington and lobbying the Vatican on issues relating to homosexuality, as well as scholarly papers on Dignity and its mission, and on homosexuality and the Church. The documents are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 19, Folder 1

ABBA House: A Spiritual Center for Gay Catholic Studies 1975

 

The Advocate 1972-1973, 1979

Box 19, Folder 2

Articles on Dignity 1972, 1979

Box 69, Folder 1

September 26, 1973

 

Advertisements 1976-1988

Box 19, Folder 3

1976-1978

Box 19, Folder 4

1980, 1987-1988

 

AIDS 1987-1988, 1997

Box 19, Folder 5

1987-1988

Box 64, Folder 8

1987

Box 20, Folder 1

AIDS Education circa 1980s

Box 20, Folder 2

AIDS National Project 1993

Box 20, Folder 3

American Library Association 1980

Box 20, Folder 4

Aguinas Institute 1979

Box 20, Folder 5

Attorneys 1979

Box 20, Folder 6

xios NewsletteAr & Orthodox 1981

Box 20, Folder 7

Bequests, Wills, Designated Gifts 1987-1988

Box 20, Folder 8

Bibliographies 1975-1977

Scope and Contents

The folder contains A Catholic Bioligraphy on Homosexuality Summer 1975, Fall 1976, and Spring 1977 and other bibliographies collected by Dignity.
Box 20, Folder 9

Black Gay Men February 15-17, 1980

Box 20, Folder 10

Brochures circa 1970-1980

Box 20, Folder 11

Brothers of Jonathan (Korea) 1977-1979

 

Call to Action Conference, Detroit, MI, Work Papers October 21-23, 1976

Box 20, Folder 12

Work Papers October 21-23, 1976

Box 64, Folder 9

Work Papers October 21-23, 1976

Box 20, Folder 13

Cardinal Griffin Report: Report of the Roman Catholic Advisory Committee on Homosexual Offenses and the Existing Law, England 1956

Box 20, Folder 14

Cartoon, "The First Surrogate Mother", Chicago Times 1987

Box 20, Folder 15

Catholics for Human Dignity 1979-1980

Box 20, Folder 16

Chapter Codes circa 1970-1980

 

Chapter Formation Manual 1970s

Box 20, Folder 17 - 18

circa 1970s

Box 64, Folder 10

1979

Box 21, Folder 1

Chapter Charter Form 1984

Box 21, Folder 2

Chapter List 1986

Box 64, Folder 11

Church Statements Project 1976

Box 21, Folder 3

Chapter Survey 1981

Box 21, Folder 4

Church and the Homosexual 1980

Box 21, Folder 5

Church Statements Project 1976

Box 21, Folder 6

Civil Rights 1975

Box 21, Folder 7

Clergy List 1971, 1974

Box 21, Folder 8 - 9

Committee of 100 Members 1979-1981

Box 21, Folder 10

Committees 1979-1980

Box 21, Folder 11

Communications Committee 1977-1979

Box 21, Folder 12

Communications Ministry, Inc. 1977, 1980, 1985

Box 21, Folder 13

Conference for Catholic Lesbians 1983-1984

 

Constitution and Bylaws, Proposed National 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1983

Box 21, Folder 15

1972

Box 21, Folder 16

1973

Box 21, Folder 17

1977

Box 21, Folder 18

1978

Box 22, Folder 1 - 2

1983

Box 22, Folder 3

Crocker, Elinor 1979-1980

Box 22, Folder 4

Defenders (Leather/Levi Committee) 1988

Box 22, Folder 5

Development Project 1980s

Box 93, Folder 13

Distributed Peace (Brian McNaught) 1981-1982

Box 22, Folder 6

Elections of National Officers 1973-1983

Box 69, Folder 8

Equal Time September 25-October 9, 1992

 

Eucharistic Congress July 16, 1976

Box 22, Folder 7

Papers July 16, 1976

Box 64, Folder 12

Papers July 16, 1976

 

Evangelization 1979-1980

Box 22, Folder 8

1979-1980

Box 64, Folder 13

1979

Box 22, Folder 9

Form Letters 1970s

Box 21, Folder 14

Forward in Unity Conference 1988

Box 22, Folder 10

Fundraising 1980-1981

Box 22, Folder 11

Gay Community News, Boston, MA 1975

Box 22, Folder 12

Gay Cuban Refugees 1980

Box 22, Folder 13

Gay Groups and Organizations 1974-1976

Box 22, Folder 14

Gay Marriage circa 1970s

Box 23, Folder 1

General Store (Dignity order form) 1983

Box 23, Folder 2

Grant Proposal Application January 5, 1993

Box 64, Folder 15

Guardian, various articles June 1996

 

History of Dignity 1969-1984

Box 23, Folder 3

1969-1981

Box 94, Folder 1

1970-1973

Box 23, Folder 4

1984

Box 23, Folder 5

Hollywood Assistance League 1961

Box 94, Folder 2

Homosexual Catholics: a [New] Primer for Discussion 1975-1980

Box 23, Folder 6

House of Representatives 1977

Box 23, Folder 7

IBM circa 1970s

Box 23, Folder 8

Insight: A Quarterly of Gay Catholic Opinion,Correspondence and Press Releases 1970-1980

Box 23, Folder 9

Integrity Board of Directors 1975-1980

Box 23, Folder 10

International Liaison 1979-1988

Box 94, Folder 3

International Offices 1976-1986

Box 23, Folder 11

Lambda Legal Defense 1980-1984

Box 23, Folder 12

Landers, Ann 1976

Box 23, Folder 13

Lesbian 1976

Box 23, Folder 14

Liturgical (samples) 1972-1979

Box 23, Folder 15

Lutherans Concerned 1979-1984

Box 23, Folder 16

Mailings, Masters for 1971-1972

Box 23, Folder 17

March on Washington 1979

 

March on Washington 1987

Box 23, Folder 18

Papers 1987

Box 24, Folder 1

Photographs 1987

Box 24, Folder 2

Manuals for Board and House of Delegates 1970s-1980s

Box 24, Folder 3

Membership Cards and Forms 1988

Box 24, Folder 4

Membership Materials 1972-1976

 

Membership Status 1987

Box 24, Folder 5

January-May 1987

Box 24, Folder 6

June-December 1987

Box 24, Folder 7

Metropolitan Community Church 1973-1980

Box 24, Folder 8

Ministerial Guidelines 1973

Box 24, Folder 9

Monthly Memo 1983-1984

Box 69, Folder 4

National Catholic Register January 17, 1982

 

National Catholic Reporter 1980-1981

Box 69, Folder 2

November 21, 1980

Box 24, Folder 10

1981

Box 24, Folder 11

National Conference of Catholic Bishops 1973

Box 64, Folder 16

National Conference on Gay & Lesbian Issues October 10-12, 1980

Box 24, Folder 12

National Convention Project for the Gay Vote 1980

Box 24, Folder 14

National Council of Catholic Laity 1977

Box 24, Folder 13

National Day of Prayer June 26, 1976

Box 24, Folder 15

National Federation of Priests' Councils 1972

Box 24, Folder 17

National Gay Leadership Conference 1977

Box 24, Folder 16

National Gay Rights Advocates 1983, 1987

Box 24, Folder 18

National Gay Task Force 1973-1984

Box 25, Folder 1

National Office 1983

Box 25, Folder 2

National Office Staff 1981-1982

 

New Ways Ministry 1978-1986

Box 25, Folder 9

1978-1979

Box 64, Folder 17

The Catholic Review May 19, 1978

Box 64, Folder 17

Bondings 1978-1986

Box 25, Folder 10

1980

Box 25, Folder 11

1984

Box 69, Folder 5

New York City News September 7. 1983

Box 69, Folder 7

New York Daily News June 25, 1984

Box 69, Folder 3

Newsletter [San Bernardino & Riverside Counties, CA] December 17, 1980

 

Newsletter Submission Materials 1972-1988

Box 25, Folder 3

1972

Box 25, Folder 4

1975

Box 25, Folder 5

circa 1976

Box 25, Folder 6

1976

Box 25, Folder 7

1977-1979

Box 25, Folder 8

1985, 1987-1988

Box 25, Folder 12

Oasis Center 1980

Box 25, Folder 13

Officers Reports 1982-1983

Box 26, Folder 1

Open Church Group 1979

Box 26, Folder 2

Outreach Letter to Priests 1971

Box 94, Folder 5

Papal Visit 1986-1987

Box 26, Folder 3

Pastoral Association Program 1972, 1974

Box 26, Folder 4

Paulist Office for Evangelization 1980

Box 26, Folder 5

Pen Pal Program 1975-1976

Box 26, Folder 6

Political Activity 1975-1980

Box 26, Folder 7

Presbyterians for Gay Concerns 1975-1978

 

Press 1973-1979

Box 26, Folder 8

1973-1979

Box 64, Folder 18

1978

Box 26, Folder 9

Press about Dignity 1980-1984

Box 26, Folder 10

Press List circa 1970s-1980s

 

Press Releases 1970-1991

Box 26, Folder 11

1970-1976

Box 26, Folder 12

1977-1979

Box 27, Folder 1

1980-1989, 1991

Box 27, Folder 2

Conventions 1973-1977

Box 27, Folder 3

Pope 1987

 

Prison Ministry 1978-1980 1986-1989

Box 27, Folder 4

1978-1980

Box 27, Folder 5

1986-1987

Box 27, Folder 6

1988

Box 27, Folder 7 - 9

1989

 

Publicity 1977-1978

Box 27, Folder 10

1977-1978

Box 64, Folder 19

September 1978

Box 27, Folder 11

Quarterly Report Form 1980, 1981

Box 64, Folder 14

Real Estate Grant for Dignity Usage October 3, 1984

 

Reprints 1971-1987

Box 28, Folder 1

Dignity Publications 1971-1974

Box 28, Folder 2

Non-Dignity Publications 1972-1987

 

Research Papers on Homosexuality 1960-1989

Box 28, Folder 3

1960, 1969-1973

Box 28, Folder 4

1974-1975

Box 28, Folder 5

1980-1981, 1989

Box 28, Folder 6

Retreat Center 1975

 

Roberts, William, Homosexuality Educational Series 1974-1979

Box 28, Folder 7

1974-1976

Box 28, Folder 8

1977-1979

Box 28, Folder 9

Rosters of Chapters 1980-1984

 

Salvatorian Justice and Peace Commission 1974

Box 28, Folder 10

1974

Box 64, Folder 6

1974

Box 28, Folder 11

Sexual Ethics Task Force 1987

Box 28, Folder 12

Sexually Transmissible Conditions and Diseases 1975, 1981

Box 28, Folder 13

Sisters in Gay Ministry Association 1980

Box 29, Folder 1

Society of Priests for a Free Ministry 1971-1973

Box 29, Folder 2

Special Areas of Ministry Report 1984

Box 29, Folder 3

Spiritual Committee 1979

Box 64, Folder 20

Statement of Ideas circa 1970s-1980s

Box 29, Folder 4

Statement of Position and Purpose; Bylaws 1973-2001

Box 29, Folder 5

Stationery circa 1970s-1980s

Box 29, Folder 6

SWIFT Mailing Service 1982-1983

Box 29, Folder 7

Task Force on Aging, Dignity 1988

Box 29, Folder 8

Task Force on Gay & Lesbian Youth, Dignity 1984-1987

Box 29, Folder 9

Task Force on Seal of Confessions 1987

 

Theological Pastoral Resources: A Packet of Articles on Homosexuality From a Catholic Perspective (booklet) 1974-1977

Box 29, Folder 10

Booklet April 1977

Box 29, Folder 11

Work Papers 1974-1976

Box 65, Folder 16

Floppy Disks April 1977

Physical Description: 2 x 8-inch floppy disks
Box 29, Folder 12

Travel 1986

Box 29, Folder 13

U.S. Postal Information 1981

Box 29, Folder 14

Vatican and Homosexuality 1988

Box 29, Folder 15

Vatican Statements on Sexual Ethics 1975

Box 29, Folder 16

Wallace, Howard/United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO February 18, 1988

Box 69, Folder 6

Washington Blade September 9, 1983 September 30, 1983

Box 94, Folder 6

White House Conference 1980

Box 29, Folder 17

Women 1987

Box 29, Folder 18

Women's Concerns Committee (Dignity) 1978-1980

 

National Convention Files Series 2: 1973-1991

Physical Description: 4.2

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains records of Dignity's national and international conventions, generally held biannually. Documents include agendas, attendee information packets, ballots, flyers, hotel, travel, and speaker information, and workshop materials. The materials also include meeting minutes and work papers generated by pre-convention meetings of the Executive Board and the House of Delegates. The series is arranged chronologically.
 

Flyers 1973-1991

Box 30, Folder 1

1973

Box 30, Folder 2

1975-1978

Box 30, Folder 3

1981-1991

 

First National Convention, Hollywood, CA August 31-September 3, 1973

Box 30, Folder 4

House of Delegates Minutes September 1, 1973

Box 30, Folder 5

Convention Packet 1973

Box 30, Folder 6 - 8

Work Papers 1973

 

Second National Convention, Boston, MA August 29-September 1, 1975

Box 64, Folder 21

Dignity Convention Article September 13, 1975

Box 30, Folder 9

Convention Packet 1975

Box 30, Folder 10 - 12

Work Papers 1975

 

Third International Convention, Chicago, IL September 2-5, 1977

Box 31, Folder 1 - 2

Correspondence 1977

Box 31, Folder 3 - 6

Work Papers 1977

 

10th Anniversary Convention, San Diego, CA August 31-September 3, 1979

Box 31, Folder 7 - 8

Executive Board Minutes 1979

 

House of Delegates Minutes August 30-31, 1979

Box 31, Folder 9

August 30, 1979

Box 31, Folder 10

August 31, 1979

Box 32, Folder 1 - 3

Correspondence 1979

Box 32, Folder 4

Book Orders 1979

Box 32, Folder 5

Booth Requests 1979

Box 32, Folder 6 - 7

Convention Committee Reports 1979

Box 32, Folder 8

Convention Packet 1979

Box 32, Folder 9

Contracts 1979

Box 32, Folder 10

Credentials Roster 1979

Box 32, Folder 11

Hotel Information 1979

Box 33, Folder 1

Printing Masters 1979

Box 33, Folder 2 - 3

Program 1979

Box 33, Folder 4

Publicity 1979

Box 33, Folder 5

Schedule 1979

Box 33, Folder 6

Security 1979

Box 33, Folder 7

Speakers 1979

Box 33, Folder 8

Taping, Butterfly Media 1979

 

Fifth Biennial International Convention, Philadelphia, PA September 4-7, 1981

Box 33, Folder 9

Budget 1981

Box 33, Folder 12 - 13

Convention Committee Reports 1981

Box 34, Folder 3

Convention Packet 1981

Box 33, Folder 10

Correspondence 1981

Box 33, Folder 11

Credentials 1981

Box 33, Folder 14

Evaluation Questionnaire 1981

Box 34, Folder 1

Hotel Information 1981

Box 34, Folder 2

Logo 1981

Box 34, Folder 6

Press 1981

Box 65, Folder 1

Publicity 1981

Box 34, Folder 4

Registration Information 1981

Box 34, Folder 5

Speakers 1981

Box 34, Folder 7

Vendors 1981

Box 34, Folder 8

Work Papers 1981

Box 34, Folder 9

Workshops 1981

 

Sixth Biennial International Convention, Seattle, WA September 2-5, 1983

Box 35, Folder 2

Advertising 1983

Box 35, Folder 3

Bank Statements 1983

Box 35, Folder 4

Budget 1983

Box 35, Folder 5

Bylaws and Constitution 1983

 

Convention Committee Minutes June 1982-July 1983

Box 34, Folder 10

Handwritten June 1982-July 1983

Box 34, Folder 11

Typed June 1982-July 1983

Box 35, Folder 1

Convention Planning Notebook 1983

Box 34, Folder 12 - 14

Correspondence 1983

Box 35, Folder 6

Events 1983

Box 35, Folder 7

Finance, Chart of Accounts 1983

Box 35, Folder 8

Forms 1983

Box 35, Folder 9 - 10

Hotel Information 1983

Box 36, Folder 1

Mailing 1983

Box 36, Folder 2

Press Release 1983

Box 36, Folder 3

Questionnaire Results 1983

Box 36, Folder 4

Registration Forms 1983

Box 36, Folder 5 - 7

Registration Packet 1983

Box 36, Folder 8

Schedule 1983

Box 36, Folder 9

Slide Presentation (script and slides) 1983

Box 36, Folder 10

Speakers 1983

Box 36, Folder 11 - 13

Work Papers 1983

 

Seventh Biennial Convention, New York, NY August 22-25, 1985

 

Convention Planning Committee Minutes January 1984-July 1985

Box 37, Folder 1

January-December 1984

Physical Description: Includes committee photograph.
Box 37, Folder 2

February-July 1985

Box 37, Folder 3

Convention Committee Final Report 1985

Box 37, Folder 4

Convention Committee Finances 1985

Box 37, Folder 5 - 8

Convention Manual 1985

Box 37, Folder 9 - 10

Convention Planning Committee Work Papers 1985

Box 38, Folder 1-3

Convention Planning Committee Work Papers 1985

Box 38, Folder 4

Convention Packet 1985

Box 38, Folder 5

Executive Board August 18-19, 1985

Box 38, Folder 6

Executive House of Delegates August 20-22, 1985

Box 38, Folder 7

Resumes for Convention Committee 1985

 

Eighth Biennial Convention, Bal Harbour, FL July 23-26, 1987

Box 38, Folder 10

Board of Directors/House of Delegates Convention Schedule July 19-20, 1987

Box 38, Folder 8

Convention Planning Committee Minutes March 1986-May 12, 1987

Box 38, Folder 9

Convention Correspondence 1987

Box 38, Folder 13

Finance Budget 1987

Box 38, Folder 12

Finances 1987

Box 38, Folder 14

Hotel Information 1987

Box 38, Folder 11

House of Delegates Packet 1987

Box 38, Folder 15

Registration Information 1987

 

Ninth Biennial Convention, San Francisco, CA August 27-September 3, 1989

Box 39, Folder 2 - 3

Convention Ballots 1989

Box 39, Folder 1

Convention Executive Minutes June-October, 1988

Box 39, Folder 4 - 7

Convention Manual 1989

Box 39, Folder 11 - 12

Convention Packet 1989

Box 39, Folder 8

Credentials 1989

Box 39, Folder 9

Finance Report 1989

Box 39, Folder 10

Keeping the Story Alive: A Handbook for Dignity Chapters 1989

Box 39, Folder 13

Schedule 1989

Box 39, Folder 14

Work Papers 1989

 

10th Biennial Convention, Washington, DC August 29-September 1, 1991

Box 39, Folder 15

Work Papers 1991

 

Region Files Series 3: Bulk, 1977-1988 1973-2000 (bulk 1977-1988) bulk

Physical Description: 2.7

Series Scope and Content Summary

According to the state in which they were located, Dignity chapters were assigned to one of eleven regions, each of which had its own administrative organization, including a regional House of Delegates. This series contains the records of each region. The materials for each region vary in scope and content, but include correspondence, meeting minutes, and conference records. Region newsletters, originally filed here, were removed and now form Subseries 8.2: Regional Newsletters. This series is arranged numerically by region; within each region the materials are arranged chronologically. The regions, and the states that belong to them, are as follows:
Region I
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region II
New Jersey, New York
Region III
Delaware, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, West Virginia
Region IV
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Southern Virginia, Tennessee
Region V
Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio
Region VI
Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Region VII
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
Region VIII
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
Region IX
California, Nevada
Region X
Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Region XI
Canada
 

Region I 1978-1989

 

Correspondence 1978-1988

Box 40, Folder 1

1978-1979

Box 40, Folder 2

1980

Box 40, Folder 3

1981

Box 40, Folder 4

Information Requests 1983-1984

Box 40, Folder 5

Inquiries 1987-1988

 

Regional House of Delegates Meeting Minutes and Notes 1982-1989

Box 40, Folder 6

1982-1983

Box 40, Folder 7

1984-1985

Box 40, Folder 8

1986-1987

Box 40, Folder 9

1988-1989

 

Region II 1977-1988

 

Correspondence 1977-1988

Box 40, Folder 10

1977

Box 40, Folder 11

1978

Box 40, Folder 12

1979

Box 40, Folder 13

1980

Box 41, Folder 1

1981

Box 41, Folder 2

1982

Box 41, Folder 3

1983-1984

Box 41, Folder 4

Information Requests 1983-1984

Box 41, Folder 5

Inquiries 1987-1988

 

Region III 1978-1988

 

Correspondence 1978-1988

Box 41, Folder 6

1978-1979

Box 41, Folder 7

1983-1984

Box 41, Folder 8

Inquiries 1987-1988

 

Regional House of Delegates Meetings Minutes and Notes 1978-1984

Box 41, Folder 9

1978-1980

Box 41, Folder 10

1981

Box 41, Folder 11

1982-1984

 

Region IV 1977-1988

 

Correspondence 1978-1988

Box 41, Folder 12

1978-1979

Box 41, Folder 13

1980

Box 41, Folder 14

1981-1982

Box 42, Folder 1

1984-1986

Box 42, Folder 2

Information Requests 1983-1984

Box 42, Folder 3

Inquiries 1987-1988

 

Regional House of Delegates Meetings Minutes and Notes 1977-1980, 1983-1984

Box 42, Folder 4

1977-1980

Box 42, Folder 5

1983-1984

 

Region V 1977-1988

 

Correspondence 1977-1988

Box 42, Folder 6

1977-1979

Box 42, Folder 7

1980

Box 42, Folder 8

1981

Box 42, Folder 9

1983-1988

Box 42, Folder 10

Information Requests 1983-1984

Box 42, Folder 11

Inquiries 1987-1988

Box 43, Folder 1

Regional House of Delegates Meetings Minutes and Notes 1977, 1980, 1985-1986

Box 43, Folder 2

An Anthology for the Gay & Lesbian Community 1985

 

Region VI 1977-1988

 

Correspondence 1977-1988

Box 65, Folder 2

1977, 1982, 1988

Box 43, Folder 3

1978

Box 43, Folder 4

1979

Box 43, Folder 5

1980

Box 43, Folder 6

1981

Box 43, Folder 7

1982

Box 43, Folder 8

1983-1987

Box 43, Folder 9

Information Requests 1983-1984

Box 43, Folder 10

Inquiries 1987-1988

Box 43, Folder 11

Regional House of Delegates Meeting Minutes and Notes 1984-1985

 

Region VII 1978-1988

 

Correspondence 1978-1988

Box 43, Folder 12

1978-1980

Box 43, Folder 13

1981, 1987

Box 44, Folder 1

Information Requests 1984

Box 44, Folder 2

Inquiries 1987-1988

 

Region VIII 1973-1988

 

Correspondence 1973-1988

Box 44, Folder 3

1973-1977

Box 44, Folder 4

1980-1982

Box 44, Folder 5

Information Requests 1982-1984

Box 44, Folder 6

Inquiries 1987-1988

Box 44, Folder 7

Regional Meeting Minutes 1980-1981

Box 44, Folder 8

The Roman Catholic Church in U.S.A. and Canada 1982

 

Region IX 1975-1996

 

Conferences 1985, 1995

Box 44, Folder 9

Leadership Conference, Los Angeles, CA January 12, 1985

Box 44, Folder 10

25th Anniversary, Los Angeles, CA June 28-July 2, 1995

 

Correspondence 1978-1996

Box 44, Folder 11

1978-1996

Box 44, Folder 12

Information Requests 1983-1984

Box 44, Folder 13

Inquiries 1987-1988

 

Regional House of Delegates Meetings Minutes and Reports 1975-1986

Box 44, Folder 14

1977-1978

Box 44, Folder 15

1981

Box 45, Folder 1

1982

Box 45, Folder 2

1984-1986

 

Region X 1980-2000

Box 45, Folder 3

Pacific Region Conference, Honolulu, HI November 11, 2000

 

Correspondence 1980-1988

Box 45, Folder 4

1980-1983

Box 45, Folder 5

Information Requests 1983-1984

Box 45, Folder 6

Inquiries 1987-1988

Box 45, Folder 7

Regional House of Delegates Meeting Minutes and Notes 1978-1983

 

Region XI 1978-1990

 

Conferences 1981-1990

Box 45, Folder 8

Calendars 1985-1987

Box 45, Folder 9

Fourth Annual Dignity/Canada/Dignite Conference May 17, 1981

Box 45, Folder 10

Sixth Annual Dignity/Canada/Dignite Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada May 21-24, 1982

Box 45, Folder 11 - 12

Third National Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada May 18-21, 1990

Box 65, Folder 3

Third National Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada May 18-21, 1990

 

Correspondence 1978-1986

Box 46, Folder 6

Alberta 1985

Box 46, Folder 3

Calgary 1984

Box 46, Folder 4

Montreal 1984-1986

Box 45, Folder 13

Toronto 1978-1986

 

Winnipeg 1980-1985

Box 45, Folder 14

1980

Box 45, Folder 15

1981

Box 46, Folder 1

1982

Box 46, Folder 2

1983-1984

Box 46, Folder 5

1985

Box 46, Folder 7

Information Requests 1983-1985

Box 46, Folder 8

Regional House of Delegates Meeting Minutes and Notes 1978-1980

 

Chapter Files Series 4: Bulk, 1973-1987 1971-1998 (bulk 1973-1987) bulk

Physical Description: 6.5

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains the records of the local Dignity chapters, including chapters in formation. The bulk of the materials relate to the Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, chapters. The Series is divided into two subseries: (1) Chapters (the records of all chapters with the exception of Los Angeles), and (2) Los Angeles.
 

Chapters Subseries 4.1: Bulk, 1973-1987 1971-1998 (bulk 1973-1987) bulk

Physical Description: 3.4

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains the records of the local Dignity chapters and chapters in formation, with the exception of Los Angeles. The records consist of brochures, correspondence, educational materials, fact sheets, flyers, membership materials, minutes, orders of service for masses held for gay and lesbians, political position statements, press releases, and statements of purpose and bylaws. The materials are arranged alphabetically by chapter name, and thereunder chronologically.
Box 47, Folder 1

Alaska 1973

Box 47, Folder 2

Albany, NY 1979

Box 47, Folder 3

Arcadia, LA 1982-1984, 1990-1993

Box 47, Folder 4

Atlanta, GA 1972-1979, 1981

Box 47, Folder 5

Austin, TX 1979

Box 47, Folder 6

Australia 1973

Box 47, Folder 7

Bakersfield, CA 1986

Box 47, Folder 8

Baltimore, MD 1973-1988

 

Baton Rouge, LA 1971-1996

Box 47, Folder 9

1971-1973

Box 47, Folder 10

1986-1987, 1990-1996

Box 47, Folder 11

Birmingham, AL 1980-1981

 

Boston, MA 1970-1997

Box 47, Folder 12

1970-1980

Box 47, Folder 13

1972-1975

Box 47, Folder 14

1980-1997

Box 47, Folder 15

Bronx, NY 1985

Box 47, Folder 16

Brooklyn, NY 1977-1980

Box 47, Folder 17

Buffalo, NY 1976-1992

Box 48, Folder 1

Capital District (Loudonville, NY) 1983-1986

Box 48, Folder 2

Central Indiana 1986-1994

Box 48, Folder 3

Central Iowa 1987

Box 48, Folder 4

Central Maine 1980-1986

Box 48, Folder 5

Central Massachusetts 1986-1989

Box 65, Folder 4

Central Ohio 1985

 

Central Pennsylvania 1970s-1991

Box 48, Folder 6

1970s-1980s

Box 48, Folder 7

1976-1979

Box 48, Folder 8

1981-1991

 

Chicago, IL 1972-1986

Box 48, Folder 9

Anniversaries, Conferences 1979-1982

Box 48, Folder 10

Committees, Membership 1972-1986

 

Correspondence 1972, 1979-1980

Box 48, Folder 11

1972, 1979

Box 48, Folder 12

1980-1981

Box 48, Folder 13

Mass for Gay Community 1972-1973

Box 48, Folder 14

Cincinnati, OH 1973-1976

Box 48, Folder 15

Cleveland, OH 1973-1987

Box 48, Folder 16

Colorado Springs, CO 1984-1986

Box 48, Folder 17

Columbus, OH 1978-1983

Box 49, Folder 1

Dallas, TX 1974-1987

Box 49, Folder 2

Dayton, OH 1975-1987

 

Denver, CO 1972-1987

Box 65, Folder 5

Advocate articles 1979

Box 49, Folder 3

Work Papers 1972-1987

Box 49, Folder 4

Des Moines, IA 1979

Box 49, Folder 5

Detroit, MI 1974-1985

Box 49, Folder 6

Dupage (Bensenville, IL) 1984

Box 49, Folder 7

East Bay (Berkeley, CA) 1983-1991

Box 49, Folder 8

East Central (Champaigne, IL) 1978

Box 49, Folder 9

Eastern Iowa 1984-1987

Box 49, Folder 10

Flint, MI, 1975-1991 1975-1991

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 1985-1991

Box 49, Folder 11

1985-1991

Box 94, Folder 7

1991, 1994

Box 49, Folder 12

Fort Meyers, FL 1986-1987

Box 49, Folder 13

Fort Wayne, IN 1985-1991

Box 49, Folder 14

Fort Worth, TX 1975-1986

Box 49, Folder 15

Fresno, CA 1981

Box 49, Folder 16

Gainesville, FL 1984-1987

Box 49, Folder 17

Grand Rapids, MI, 1976-1995 1976-1995

Box 49, Folder 18

Greater Lansing (Haslett, MI), 1988-1995 1988-1995

Box 49, Folder 19

[Springfield, MA and] Hartford, CT 1975-1986

Box 49, Folder 20

Honolulu, HI 1977-1987

Box 49, Folder 21

Houma, LA 1985-1986

 

Houston, TX 1971-1994

Box 49, Folder 22

1971-1984

Box 94, Folder 8

1990-1991

Box 94, Folder 9

1992

Box 94, Folder 10

1993

Box 94, Folder 11

1994

Box 49, Folder 23

Indianapolis, IN 1972-1984

Box 49, Folder 24

Inland Northwest (Spokane and Kirkland, WA) 1978, 1987

Box 49, Folder 25

Jacksonville, FL 1980-1984

Box 49, Folder 26

Jersey Shore, NJ 1977-1988

Box 50, Folder 1

Kansas City 1980, 1985

Box 50, Folder 2

Knoxville, TN 1984

Box 50, Folder 3

Lafayette, IN 1984-1987

Box 50, Folder 4

Lake Charles (Lafayette & Longville, LA) 1980-1985

Box 50, Folder 5

Las Vegas, NV 1973, 1995

Box 50, Folder 6

Lexington, KY 1983-1986

Box 50, Folder 7

Little Rock, AR 1987

Box 50, Folder 8

Long Beach, CA 1981-1986

Box 50, Folder 9

Long Island, NY 1978

Box 50, Folder 10

Louisville, KY 1971-1985

Box 50, Folder 11

Lubbock, TX 1979-1980

Box 50, Folder 12

Madison, WI 1980-1986

Box 50, Folder 14

Merrimack Valley (Methuen, MA) 1984-1988

Box 50, Folder 15

Metro-New Jersey (Maplewood, NJ) 1974-1987

Box 50, Folder 13

Miami, FL 1977-1985

Box 50, Folder 16

Mid-Hudson (LaGrangeville, NY) 1980-1989

Box 50, Folder 17

Milwaukee, WI 1974-1987

Box 50, Folder 18

Mission Valley (CA) 1978-1980

Box 50, Folder 19

Mobile, AL 1980-1987

Box 50, Folder 20

Montgomery, IL 1983-1986

Box 50, Folder 21

Muncie, IN 1979-1986

Box 51, Folder 1

Nassau, NY 1984-1987

Box 51, Folder 2

New Haven, CT 1980-1987

Box 51, Folder 3-4

New Jersey 1977-1988

Box 51, Folder 5

New Mexico 1973-1986

Box 51, Folder 6

New Orleans, LA 1975-1986

 

New York City, NY 1972-1989

Box 51, Folder 7

Minutes and Notes 1972-1984

Box 51, Folder 8

Bylaws 1988

 

Correspondence 1972-1989

Box 51, Folder 9

1972-1973

Box 51, Folder 10

1975-1979

Box 51, Folder 11

1985-1989

Box 51, Folder 12

Flyers circa 1970s-1980s

Box 51, Folder 13

Norfolk, VA 1980-1986

Box 51, Folder 14

Northeast, PA 1978-1985

Box 51, Folder 15

Oklahoma City, OK 1972-1993

Box 51, Folder 16

Omaha, NE 1985-1987

Box 51, Folder 17

Orange County (CA) 1970-1980, circa 1986

Box 51, Folder 18

Orlando, FL 1984-1985

Box 52, Folder 1

Palm Beach, FL 1986, 1990

 

Philadelphia, PA 1973-1991

Box 52, Folder 2

1973-1979

Box 52, Folder 3

1980-1988

Box 65, Folder 10

Newspaper articles 1991

Box 52, Folder 4

Phoenix, AZ 1974-1993

Box 52, Folder 5

Pittsburgh, PA 1978-1986

Box 52, Folder 6

Portland, OR 1976, 1984-1987

Box 52, Folder 7

Princeton, NJ 1980

Box 52, Folder 9

Providence, RI 1973-1993

Box 52, Folder 8

Provincetown, MA 1988

Box 52, Folder 10

Queens (Woodside, NY) 1978-1986

Box 52, Folder 11

Richmond, VA 1976-1989

Box 52, Folder 12

Rochester, NY 1975-1986

Box 52, Folder 13

Sacramento 1974-1986

Box 52, Folder 14

Saint Louis, MO 1972-1985

Box 52, Folder 15

Salt Lake City, UT 1977-1986

Box 52, Folder 16

San Antonio, TX 1976-1985

 

San Diego, CA 1969-1988

Box 53, Folder 1

Brochures, Flyers 1970s-1980s

Box 53, Folder 2

Bylaws, Statement of Purpose 1973, 1987

 

Correspondence 1969-1988

Box 53, Folder 3

1969, 1971-1972 1969, 1971-1972

Box 53, Folder 4

1973

Box 53, Folder 5

1974-1979

Box 53, Folder 6

1980-1988

Box 65, Folder 11

Newspaper Articles on Dignity 1977, 1983

 

San Fernando Valley (Van Nuys, CA) 1977-1998

Box 94, Folder 12

1977-1981

Box 53, Folder 7

1978, 1998

 

San Francisco, CA 1970-1995

Box 53, Folder 8

Bay Area Views circa 1970s-1980s

Box 53, Folder 9

Bylaws, Statement of Purpose 1984

 

Correspondence 1970-1990

Box 53, Folder 10

1970-1977

Box 53, Folder 11

1973

Box 53, Folder 12

1980-1990

Box 53, Folder 13

Flyers 1970s-1980s

Box 94, Folder 13

Multicultural Plan 1995

Box 53, Folder 14

San Gabriel Valley (Los Angeles, CA) 1980-1986

Box 53, Folder 15

San Jose, CA 1978-1986

Box 53, Folder 16

Santa Cruz-Monterey, CA 1981-1982

Box 53, Folder 17

Sarasota, FL 1985, 1987

 

Seattle, WA, Correspondence 1972-1993

Box 53, Folder 18

1972

Box 53, Folder 19

1976-1977

Box 53, Folder 20

1983-1988

Box 65, Folder 12

Letters to the Editor 1977-1978

Box 53, Folder 21

Siouxland (Sioux City, IA) 1978-1979

Box 53, Folder 22

South Carolina (Atlanta, GA) circa 1970s-1980s

Box 53, Folder 23

Southern Tier (Binghamton, NY) 1986

Box 54, Folder 1

Stamford, CT 1981

Box 54, Folder 2

Staten Island, NY 1985-1986

Box 54, Folder 3

Suffolk, NY 1975-1985

Box 54, Folder 4

Syracuse, NY 1985-1986

Box 54, Folder 5

Tampa, FL 1975-1986

Box 54, Folder 6

Toledo, OH 1977-1988

Box 54, Folder 8

Tri-Cities (Bay City, MI) 1983-1988

Box 54, Folder 7

Triangle (Raleigh, NC) 1984-1995

Box 54, Folder 9

Tucson, AZ 1977-1987

Box 54, Folder 10

Tulsa, OK 1985-1986

 

Twin Cities, MN 1972-1991

Box 54, Folder 11

1972-1977, 1979-1991

Box 65, Folder 13

Catholic Bulletin May 20, 1977

Box 65, Folder 13

Metropolis newspaper May 24, 1977

Box 54, Folder 12

Vermont circa 1970s-1980s

 

Washington, DC 1971-1995

Box 65, Folder 14

Column "Prayers offered way out," by Ann Landers circa 1970s-1980s

 

Correspondence 1971-1995

Box 54, Folder 13

1971-1979

Box 54, Folder 14

1980-1995

Box 54, Folder 15

Flyers 1970s-1980s

Box 54, Folder 16

March on Washington, DC 1987

Box 54, Folder 17

Westchester-Rockland, NY 1980-1989

Box 54, Folder 18

Westside (Los Angeles, CA) 1977, 1984-1986

Box 54, Folder 19

Wheeling, VA 1985

Box 54, Folder 20

Wichita, KS 1983-1984

Box 54, Folder 21

Willamette Valley (Salem, OR) 1981, 1985-1986

Box 54, Folder 22

Wilmington, DE 1983-1985

Box 54, Folder 23

Wisconsin 1983-1984

 

Wyoming 1977-1983

Box 54, Folder 24

Brochure, Constitution 1977

Box 54, Folder 25

Correspondence 1978-1980

Box 54, Folder 26

Meetings 1981-1983

 

Los Angeles, CA Subseries 4.2: Bulk, 1971-1985 1970-1997 (bulk 1971-1985) bulk

Physical Description: 3.1

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains the records of the Los Angeles chapter of Dignity, which were separated from those of the other chapters because of their bulk. Although Dignity was founded in San Diego, the Los Angeles chapter, founded later the same year (1969), soon became larger--indeed, from shortly after its inception it has always been the largest chapter in the organization-and functioned as a de facto central administration before the National Office was created. The subseries therefore contains some materials that can be considered appropriate to the National Office. The subseries is divided into two subsubseries: (1) General Correspondence, and (2) Subject Files.
 

Los Angeles Chapter: General Correspondence Subsubseries 4.2.1: Bulk, 1971-1985 1970-1997 (bulk 1971-1985) bulk

Physical Description: 1.8

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subsubseries comprises correspondence sent and received by the national and local officers and members of the Los Angeles chapter. Topics include chapter administrative matters, national issues, and counseling and support of members. The materials are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 55, Folder 1

A 1972-1981

Box 55, Folder 2

Allen, Pat 1972-1989

Box 55, Folder 3

B 1972-1988

Box 55, Folder 4

C 1971-1972

Box 55, Folder 5

California Legislature 1971

Box 55, Folder 6

Chesnick, Ray, Jr 1983

Box 55, Folder 7

Crocker, Elinor 1980-1987

Box 55, Folder 8

D 1972-1984

Box 55, Folder 9

Delay, Ted S 1983-1984

Box 55, Folder 10

E 1982-1983

Box 55, Folder 11

F 1971-1988

Box 55, Folder 12

G 1973

Box 55, Folder 13

Gittings, Barbara 1979

Box 55, Folder 14

H 1973-1985

Box 55, Folder 15

Hooker, Evelyn 1971-1972

Box 55, Folder 16

I 1979

 

Information Requests 1972-1987

Box 57, Folder 4

1972-1978

Box 57, Folder 5

1981-1984

Box 57, Folder 6

1985

Box 57, Folder 7

1986-1987

Box 57, Folder 8

Inquiries 1972-1973, 1985

Box 55, Folder 17

International Correspondence 1979-1991

Box 56, Folder 1

J 1972-1987

Box 56, Folder 2

K 1972-1984

Box 56, Folder 3

Kaesbauer, Carla 1978-1979

Box 56, Folder 4

Keefe, Pat 1973

Box 56, Folder 5

Kepner, Jim 1982

Box 56, Folder 6

Kight, Morris 1972, 1980

Box 56, Folder 7

L 1971-1987

Box 56, Folder 8

M 1972-1987

Box 56, Folder 9

N 1972-1985

Box 56, Folder 10

Nidorf, Pat 1970-1971

Box 56, Folder 11

O 1972

Box 56, Folder 12

P 1970-1987

Box 56, Folder 13

Papers 1994-1997

Box 56, Folder 14

R 1973, 1987

Box 56, Folder 15

Reagan, Ronald 1980

Box 56, Folder 16

S 1971-1985

 

Scheuren, Frank 1979-1983

Box 56, Folder 17

1979

Box 56, Folder 18

1980

Box 56, Folder 19

1981-1982

Box 56, Folder 20

1983

Box 57, Folder 1

T 1972-1980

Box 57, Folder 2

U - W 1972-1986

Box 57, Folder 3

Weidig, Paul 1978-1980

 

Los Angeles Chapter: Subject Files Subsubseries 4.2.2: Bulk, 1973-1988 1970-1997 (bulk 1973-1988) bulk

Physical Description: 1.3

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subsubseries comprises original subject files created by the Los Angeles chapter. Subjects include anniversaries/awards, brochures, calendar announcements, committees and groups, educational papers, elections, finances and fundraisings, flyers, meetings, membership, minutes, press releases, reports, and reprints. The materials are arranged alphabetically.
Box 57, Folder 9

Activities 1973-1992

Box 65, Folder 6

All Together 1976

Box 57, Folder 10

Anniversaries, Awards 1982-1989

Box 57, Folder 11

Banquets, Birthdays, 1982-1989 1982-1989

Box 65, Folder 8

Bay Area Reporter, "Dignity Issues Challenge To Bishops in National Ad" April 23, 1987

Box 57, Folder 12

Board Members 1977-1983

Box 57, Folder 13

Brochures 1970-1991

Box 58, Folder 1

Building Fund 1987-1991

Box 58, Folder 2

Bylaws 1982, 1994

Box 58, Folder 3

Calendars 1975, 1997

Box 58, Folder 4

California Committee on Sexual Law Reform 1972

Box 58, Folder 5

Campaigns 1970s

Box 58, Folder 6

Chapter Information Sheet circa 1970s-1980s

Box 58, Folder 7

Chapter List 1980, 1986

Box 58, Folder 8

Committees and Groups no date

 

Dante (Musical Drama) 1980s

Box 58, Folder 9

Papers 1980s

Box 65, Folder 9

Poster 1980s

Box 58, Folder 10

Educational Papers 1971-1984

Box 58, Folder 11

Elections 1979-1980

Box 58, Folder 12

Feminism 1972

Box 58, Folder 13

Finances 1974-1979

 

Flyers 1970-1980

Box 58, Folder 14

Dignity 1970-1980

Box 58, Folder 15

Non-Dignity 1970-1980

Box 58, Folder 16

Frente de Liberacion Homosexual de la Argentina 1973

Box 58, Folder 17

Fundraising 1993-1994

Box 58, Folder 18

Gay Activist Youth of Los Angeles 1972

Box 58, Folder 19

Gay and Lesbian Groups and Organizations 1972-1984

Box 58, Folder 20

Gay Catholic Groups 1970s-1980s

Box 58, Folder 21

Gay Liberation Center, West Germany 1972

Box 58, Folder 22

Gay People and Mental Health 1973

Box 58, Folder 23

Liturgy 1970s-1990s

Box 58, Folder 24

Logo 1970s-1980s

Box 59, Folder 1

Meetings 1974-1993

Box 59, Folder 2

Membership 1970s-1990s

Box 59, Folder 4

Mission Statement 1992

Box 59, Folder 3

Paris Meeting Minutes October. 23-24, 1982

Box 59, Folder 5

Past Presidents Council 1985

Box 59, Folder 6

People's Church Reporter 1972

Box 59, Folder 7

Police 1974

 

Press Releases 1970-1991

Box 59, Folder 8

1970, 1978

Box 59, Folder 9

1982-1983

Box 59, Folder 10

1984-1988

Box 59, Folder 11

1991

Box 59, Folder 12

Prison 1973

Box 59, Folder 13

Publicity 1973, 1992

Box 59, Folder 14

Reports 1979, 1993

Box 59, Folder 15

Reprints of Newsletter Editorials 1971-1973, 1992

Box 59, Folder 16

Reprints of articles about Dignity 1977, 1979, 1984

Box 59, Folder 17

Songs 1984

Box 59, Folder 18

Statement of Position and Purpose 1970s

Box 59, Folder 19

Vietnam Veterans Against the War, NYC 1972

Box 65, Folder 7

What is Dignity (Article) circa 1980s

Box 59, Folder 20

Women 1977

 

Newsweek Advertisement Series 5: 1987-1988

Physical Description: 1.5

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents the circumstances surrounding a full-page advertisement placed by Dignity in the April 27, 1987, issue of Newsweek magazine at a cost of $25,289.41, in response to the Vatican's October 30, 1986, letter on homosexuality that prohibited Dignity chapters from meeting or celebrating mass on any church property. The materials include correspondence with Newsweek, and with Time magazine, which refused to publish the advertisement. The advertisement elicited considerable response. Many of the supportive replies were accompanied by donations; many of the unfavorable replies, written on clippings of the advertisement itself, are homophobic and full of profanity and sexual epithets.
 

Correspondence February-April, 1987

Box 60, Folder 1

Dignity Members February-March 1987

Box 63, Folder 6-7

Time Magazine February-April 1987

Box 63, Folder 2

Newsweek Magazine April-May, 1987

 

Newsweek Magazine Advertisement April 1987

Box 63, Folder 1

Magazine Cover and Advertisement April 27, 1987

Box 65, Folder 15

Transparency/Master of Advertisement 1987

Box 63, Folder 3

Media Kit 1987

 

Responses March 1987-1988

Box 63, Folder 8

Summary Report of Responses (by State) July 16, 1987

 

Favorable Responses April-November 1987

Box 60, Folder 2 - 6

April 1987

Box 60, Folder 7 - 9

May 1987

Box 61, Folder 1 - 2

May 1987

Box 61, Folder 3 - 4

June-July 1987

Box 61, Folder 5

August-November, 1987

 

Unfavorable Responses March 1987-November 1988

Box 61, Folder 6 - 8

March-April 1987

Box 62, Folder 1 - 2

May 1987

Box 62, Folder 3

June-July 1987

Box 62, Folder 4

August-December 1987

Box 62, Folder 5

February-March 1988, November 1988

 

Photocopies of Redacted Responses 1987

Box 63, Folder 4

Favorable 1987

Box 63, Folder 5

Unfavorable 1987

 

Newspaper Clippings Series 6: Bulk, 1970-1985 1970-1999 (bulk 1970-1985) bulk

Physical Description: 0.4

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains clippings of newspaper and popular magazine articles relating to Dignity and the Roman Catholic Church's attitude towards, and relations with, homosexuals. Topics include sex; homosexuality in general; the Roman Catholic Church's attitudes towards homosexuality; homosexual priests; abortion and the church; cross burning by the Ku Klux Klan; news about Dignity itself, including conferences, the election of officers, events, the formation of chapters, the celebration of mass, and relations with the local Roman Catholic hierarchy; the attitudes of other individuals and denominations towards homosexuals; and civil rights for homosexuals. The materials are arranged chronologically.
Box 66, Folder 1

1970s-1980s

Box 66, Folder 2

1970-1973

Box 69, Folder 1

Advocate September 26, 1973

Box 66, Folder 3

1974

Box 66, Folder 4

1975-1979

Box 66, Folder 5

1980

Box 69, Folder 2

National Catholic Reporter November 21, 1980

Box 69, Folder 3

Newsletter [San Bernardino & Riverside Counties, CA] December 17, 1980

Box 66, Folder 6

1981-1982

Box 69, Folder 4

National Catholic Register January 17, 1982

Box 66, Folder 7

1983

Box 69, Folder 5

New York City News September 7. 1983

Box 69, Folder 6

Washington Blade September 9, 1983, September 30, 1983

Box 66, Folder 8

1984

Box 69, Folder 7

New York Daily News June 25, 1984

Box 66, Folder 9

1985-1991

Box 66, Folder 10

1992-1999

Box 69, Folder 8

Equal Time September 25-October 9, 1992

 

Photographic Materials Series 7: 1969-1994

Physical Description: 0.3

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of photographs of Dignity conferences, conventions, events, meetings, religious services, the Christopher Street West Gay & Lesbian Pride Festival (1972), the musical Dante, street scenes, and Dignity officers and members. The series also includes slides depicting the 1979 San Diego Convention, Dante(musical), and religious blessings. The series is arranged chronologically.
Box 67

Photographs 1969-1974

Box 68

Slides 1979-1980

 

Publications/Newsletters Series 8: 1970-2000

Physical Description: 19.6

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises the newsletters published by the Dignity National Office, and by the organization's individual regions and chapters. It is divided into three subseries: (1) National/International, (2) Regional Newsletters, and (3) Chapter Newsletters.
 

National/International Newsletters Subseries 8.1: 1970-2000

Physical Description: 0.9

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains the newsletters published by the Dignity National Office, beginning in 1970 as a mimeographed two- to three-page letter, moving to a typeset newsletter format in 1971, to a newspaper format in 1988, and eventually to a journal format in 1990. The newsletters focus on news of national interest, and Dignity activities at the national level. The subseries is organized chronologically.
 

National Newsletter 1970-1991

Box 70, Folder 1

Volume 1 1970-1971

Box 70, Folder 2

Volume 2 1971-1972

Box 70, Folder 3

Volume 3 1972-1973

Box 70, Folder 4

Volume 4 1973

Box 70, Folder 5

Volume 5 1974

Box 70, Folder 6

Volume 6 1975

Box 70, Folder 7

Volume 7 1976

Box 70, Folder 7a

Volume 8 [Dignity International] 1977

Box 70, Folder 8

Volume 9 1978

Box 70, Folder 9

Volume 10 1979

Box 70, Folder 10

Volume 11 1980

Box 70, Folder 11

Volume 12 1981

Box 70, Folder 12

Volume 13 1982

Box 70, Folder 13

Volume 14 1982

Box 70, Folder 14

Volume 15 1983

Box 70, Folder 15

Volume 16 1984

Box 70, Folder 16

Volume 17 1985

Box 69, Folder 9

Volume 18 1986-1987

Box 69, Folder 10

Volume 19 1987-1988

Box 69, Folder 11

Volume 20 1988

Box 71, Folder 1

Volume 21 1989

Box 71, Folder 2

Volume 22 1990

Box 71, Folder 3

Volume 23 1991

 

Journal 1992-1999

Box 71, Folder 4

Volume 24 1992

Box 71, Folder 5

Volume 25 1993

Box 71, Folder 6

Volume 26 1994

Box 71, Folder 7

Volume 27 1995

Box 71, Folder 8

Volume 28 1996

Box 71, Folder 9

Volume 29 1997

Box 71, Folder 10

Volume 30 1998

Box 71, Folder 11

Volume 31 1999

 

Dateline 1992-1997, 2000

Box 71, Folder 12

Volume 1 1992

Box 71, Folder 13

Volume 2 1993

Box 71, Folder 14

Volume 3 1994

Box 71, Folder 15

Volume 4 1995

Box 71, Folder 16

Volume 5 1996

Box 71, Folder 17

Volume 6 1997

Box 71, Folder 18

Volume 9 2000

 

Regional Newsletters Subseries 8.2: 1980-1993

Physical Description: 0.3

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains the newsletters published by the Dignity regions. These newsletters facilitated communication between the director of the region and the chapters regarding discussions and decisions made at national and regional meetings and conferences. The holdings are fragmentary. The subseries is arranged by order of regions.
Box 72, Folder 1

Region II, Volume 1 1980

Box 72, Folder 2

Region V, Volumes 1-6 1988-1993

Box 72, Folder 3

Region VI, Nos. 7-9, 11-13 1984-1985

Box 72, Folder 4

Region VII 1987-1989

 

Region VIII 1980-1984

Box 72, Folder 5

1980-1982

Box 72, Folder 6

1983-1984

 

Region XI 1977-1984

Box 72, Folder 7

Montreal 1980

Box 72, Folder 8

Toronto 1977-1979

 

Winnipeg 1980-1984

Box 72, Folder 9

1980

Box 72, Folder 10

1981

Box 72, Folder 11

1982

Box 72, Folder 12

1983

Box 72, Folder 13

1984

 

Chapter Newsletters Subseries 8.3: Bulk, 1975-1993 1971-2000 (bulk 1975-1993) bulk

Physical Description: 18.4

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains the newsletters published by each Dignity chapter. These newsletters give an insight into the various chapter activities such as schedules for mass, rap sessions, socials, as well as financial reports, messages from the chapter president, prayers, poetry, and editorials by various organization officers on the hot topics of the time or on some dispute within Dignity. Issues of chapter newsletters found elsewhere in the collection have been removed and consolidated in this subseries. The names, logos, and mastheads of chapter newsletters often changed over time, and the materials are therefore arranged alphabetically by the name of the chapter, then chronologically. Issues of the periodical Insight: A Quarterly of Gay Catholic Opinion, are included in the file for the New York chapter, which published it.
 

Acadiana, Lafayette, LA 1982-1989

Box 73, Folder 1

1982-1983

Box 73, Folder 2

1988-1989

Box 73, Folder 3

Akron/Canton, OH 1976

Box 73, Folder 4

Albany, NY 1976-1978

Box 73, Folder 5

Ann Arbor, MI 1986

 

Atlanta, GA 1976-1979

Box 73, Folder 6

1976-1977

Box 73, Folder 7

1978-1979

 

Baltimore, MD 1977-1993

Box 73, Folder 8

1977

Box 73, Folder 9

1985-1989

Box 73, Folder 10

1992-1993

 

Baton Rouge, LA 1980-1995

Box 73, Folder 11

1980-1989

Box 73, Folder 12

1990-1995

 

Boston, MA 1974-1989

Box 73, Folder 13

1974-1975

Box 73, Folder 14

1977-1978

Box 73, Folder 15

1986-1989

 

Brooklyn, NY 1977-1987

Box 73, Folder 16

1977-1978

Box 73, Folder 17

1987

 

Buffalo, NY 1978-1993

Box 74, Folder 1

1978-1980

Box 74, Folder 2

1985-1989

Box 74, Folder 3

1990-1993

Box 74, Folder 4

Capital District, NY 1991-1993

 

Central Indiana 1980-1993

Box 74, Folder 5

1980

Box 74, Folder 6

1985-1989

Box 74, Folder 7

1990-1993

 

Central Pennsylvania 1976-1993

Box 74, Folder 8

1976-1979

Box 74, Folder 9

1980-1984

Box 74, Folder 10

1985-1989

Box 74, Folder 11

1990-1993

Box 75, Folder 1

Central Valley (Fresno, CA) 1980-1982

 

Chicago, IL 1972-1993

Box 75, Folder 2

1972-1974

Box 75, Folder 3

1975-1979

Box 75, Folder 4

1982-1984

Box 75, Folder 5

1985-1989

Box 75, Folder 6

1990-1991, 1993

 

Cincinnati, OH 1974-1994

Box 75, Folder 7

1974

Box 75, Folder 8

1976-1979

Box 75, Folder 9

1985, 1987-1989

Box 75, Folder 10

1990-1994

 

Cleveland, OH 1975-1993

Box 76, Folder 1

1975-1979

Box 76, Folder 2

1981

Box 76, Folder 3

1982-1983

Box 76, Folder 4

1984-1985

Box 76, Folder 5

1986-1987

Box 76, Folder 6

1988-1989

Box 76, Folder 7

1990-1993

Box 76, Folder 8

Columbus, OH 1977-1979

 

Dallas, TX 1976-1993

Box 76, Folder 9

1976

Box 76, Folder 10

1985-1989

Box 76, Folder 11

1990-1993

 

Dayton, OH 1985-1993

Box 77, Folder 1

1985-1989

Box 77, Folder 2

1991-1993

Box 77, Folder 3

Delaware, OH 1984

Box 77, Folder 4

Denver (CO) 1975-1976, 1980, 1983, 1993

 

Detroit, MI 1976-1992

Box 77, Folder 5

1976-1978

Box 77, Folder 6

1980-1984

Box 77, Folder 7

1985-1987

Box 77, Folder 8

1988-1989

Box 77, Folder 9

1990-1992

Box 77, Folder 10

DuPage (IL) 1985-1989

Box 77, Folder 11

Fairfield County, OH 1982

Box 77, Folder 12

Fargo, ND 1979-1982

 

Flint, MI 1979-1992

Box 78, Folder 1

1979

Box 78, Folder 2

1980-1981, 1983-1984

Box 78, Folder 3

1985-1989

Box 78, Folder 4

1990-1992

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 1975-1994

Box 78, Folder 5

1975-1976, 1979

Box 78, Folder 6

1980-1982

Box 78, Folder 7

1986-1989

Box 78, Folder 8

1991-1994

 

Fort Wayne, IN 1977-1989

Box 78, Folder 9

1977-1978

Box 78, Folder 10

1986-1989

Box 78, Folder 11

Fort Worth, TX 1986

 

Grand Rapids, MI 1977-1994

Box 78, Folder 12

1977-1978

Box 78, Folder 13

1990-1994

 

Honolulu, HI 1977-1997

Box 78, Folder 14

1977

Box 78, Folder 15

1983, 1986-1988

Box 78, Folder 16

1990-1994, 1997

 

Houston, TX 1971-1994

Box 79, Folder 1

1971, 1974-1976

Box 79, Folder 2

1977-1978, 1980, 1985

Box 79, Folder 3

1986-1989

Box 95, Folder 1

1990-1991

Box 95, Folder 2

1992-1993

Box 95, Folder 3

1994

Box 79, Folder 4

JC Bay (Jersey City, NJ) 1978-1979

 

Jersey Shore, NJ 1978-1992

Box 79, Folder 5

1978-1979

Box 79, Folder 6

1984-1986

Box 79, Folder 7

1987-1989

Box 79, Folder 8

1991-1992

Box 79, Folder 9

Lafayette, IN 1985-1987

Box 79, Folder 10

Lansing, MI 1991

Box 79, Folder 11

Las Vegas, NV 1980

Box 79, Folder 12

Little Rock, AR 1991-1992

 

Long Beach, CA 1980-1994

Box 79, Folder 13

1980-1985

Box 79, Folder 14

1986, 1989, 1990, 1992-1994

Box 79, Folder 15

Long Island, NY 1978-1979, 1985

 

Los Angeles, CA 1971-2000

Box 79, Folder 16

no date

Box 79, Folder 17

1971-1975

Box 79, Folder 18

1976-1977

Box 80, Folder 1

1978

Box 80, Folder 2

1979

Box 80, Folder 3

1980

Box 80, Folder 4

1981

Box 80, Folder 5

1982

Box 80, Folder 6

1983

Box 80, Folder 7

1984

Box 80, Folder 8

1985

Box 80, Folder 9

1986

Box 80, Folder 10

1987

Box 80, Folder 11

1988

Box 80, Folder 12

1989

Box 80, Folder 13

1990

Box 80, Folder 14

1991

Box 81, Folder 1

1992

Box 81, Folder 2

1993

Box 81, Folder 3

1994

Box 81, Folder 4

1995

Box 81, Folder 5

1996

Box 81, Folder 6

1997

Box 81, Folder 7

1998

Box 81, Folder 8

1999

Box 81, Folder 9

2000

 

Louisville, KY 1984-1992

Box 81, Folder 10

1984-1987, 1989

Box 81, Folder 11

1990, 1992

 

Madison, WI 1980-1997

Box 81, Folder 12

1980, 1982, 1985, 1987-1989

Box 81, Folder 13

1991-1997

Box 81, Folder 14

Maui, HI 1993

 

Merrimack Valley (Methuen, MA) 1976-1984

Box 81, Folder 15

1976

Box 82, Folder 1

1980-1984

 

Metro-New Jersey (Maplewood, NJ) 1977-1993

Box 82, Folder 2

1977-1979

Box 82, Folder 3

1985-1988, 1991, 1993

Box 82, Folder 4

Miami, FL 1976-1978, 1980-1982

Box 82, Folder 5

Mid-Hudson (LaGrangeville, NY) 1990-1993

 

Milwaukee, WI 1976-1993

Box 82, Folder 6

1976-1979

Box 82, Folder 7

1980, 1982, 1985, 1987-1989, 1991-1993

Box 82, Folder 8

Missoula, MT 1986

Box 82, Folder 9

Muncie, IN 1985

 

Nassau, NY 1984-1993

Box 82, Folder 10

1984-1989

Box 82, Folder 11

1990-1993

 

New Brunswick, NJ 1986-1994

Box 82, Folder 12

1986-1989

Box 82, Folder 13

1991-1994

 

New Haven, CT 1977-1993

Box 83, Folder 1

1977-1978

Box 83, Folder 2

1985-1987

Box 83, Folder 3

1990-1993

 

New Mexico 1980-1993

Box 83, Folder 4

1980, 1985-1986

Box 83, Folder 5

1993

Box 83, Folder 6

New Orleans, LA 1986

 

New York, NY 1973-1991

Box 83, Folder 7

1973-1979

Box 83, Folder 8

1984-1985, 1988-1989

Box 83, Folder 9

1990-1991

 

Insight Quarterly 1976-1980

Box 83, Folder 10

Volume 1 1976-1977

Box 83, Folder 11

Volume 2 1977-1978

Box 83, Folder 12

Volume 3 1978-1979

Box 83, Folder 13

Volume 4 1979-1980

Box 83, Folder 14

Norfolk, VA 1987, 1991-1992

Box 83, Folder 15

North Georgia 1991

 

Northeast, PA 1980-1988

Box 83, Folder 16

1980-1981

Box 83, Folder 17

1982-1983

Box 83, Folder 18

1984-1985

Box 83, Folder 19

1986-1987

Box 83, Folder 20

1988

Box 84, Folder 1

Oklahoma City, OK 1985, 1989, 1991-1993

Box 84, Folder 2

Omaha, NE 1986-1989

Box 84, Folder 3

Orange County, CA 1977, 1982-1984

 

Philadelphia, PA 1975-1994

Box 84, Folder 4

1975-1977, 1979

Box 84, Folder 5

1984-1987

Box 84, Folder 6

1988-1989, 1994

 

Phoenix, AZ 1976-1999

Box 84, Folder 7

1976-1978

Box 84, Folder 8

1989-1994

Box 84, Folder 9

1995-1999

 

Pittsburgh, PA 1975-1994

Box 85, Folder 1

1975

Box 85, Folder 2

1976-1977

Box 85, Folder 3

1978-1979

Box 85, Folder 4

1983

Box 85, Folder 5

1985-1989

Box 85, Folder 6

1990-1994

 

Portland, OR 1985-1993

Box 85, Folder 7

1985-1989

Box 85, Folder 8

1990-1993

 

Providence, RI 1979-1994

Box 85, Folder 9

1979

Box 85, Folder 10

1980-1984

Box 85, Folder 11

1985-1988

Box 85, Folder 12

1990-1994

Box 86, Folder 1

Queens (Woodside, NY) 1979

 

Richmond, VA 1980-1993

Box 86, Folder 2

1980, 1985-1989

Box 86, Folder 3

1990-1993

Box 86, Folder 4

Rochester, NY 1980-1982, 1984, 1992

 

Sacramento, CA 1975-1989

Box 86, Folder 5

1975-1978

Box 86, Folder 6

1979-1980, 1985-1989

 

Saint Louis, MO 1977-1994

Box 86, Folder 7

1977-1979

Box 86, Folder 8

1985-1989

Box 86, Folder 9

1991-1994

Box 86, Folder 10

Salt Lake City, UT 1985

Box 86, Folder 11

San Antonio, TX 1981-1982, 1988-1989

 

San Diego, CA 1972-1993

Box 87, Folder 1

1972-1973

Box 87, Folder 2

1974-1975

Box 87, Folder 3

1976-1977

Box 87, Folder 4

1978-1979

Box 87, Folder 5

1980-1981

Box 87, Folder 6

1983

Box 87, Folder 7

1984-1985

Box 87, Folder 8

1986-1987

Box 87, Folder 9

1988-1989

Box 87, Folder 10

1990-1991

Box 87, Folder 11

1992-1993

Box 87, Folder 12

San Fernando Valley (Van Nuys, CA) 1976-1981

 

San Francisco, CA 1973-1993

Box 87, Folder 13

1973-1974

Box 87, Folder 14

1975-1976

Box 88, Folder 1

1977-1979

Box 88, Folder 2

1980-1983

Box 88, Folder 3

1984-1988

Box 88, Folder 4

1989-1993

Box 88, Folder 5

San Gabriel Valley (Los Angeles, CA) 1981-1986

Box 88, Folder 6

San Jose, CA 1986-1992

Box 88, Folder 7

Santa Cruz-Monterey, CA 1981-1982

 

Seattle, WA 1975-1993

Box 89, Folder 1

1975-1977

Box 89, Folder 2

1981

Box 89, Folder 3

1982-1983

Box 89, Folder 4

1984-1985

Box 89, Folder 5

1986-1987

Box 89, Folder 6

1988-1989

Box 89, Folder 7

1990-1991

Box 89, Folder 8

1992-1993

Box 89, Folder 9

Sioux City, IA 1979-1983

Box 89, Folder 10

South Jersey, NJ 1981, 1985-1986

Box 89, Folder 11

Staten Island, NY 1986-1987, 1991-1992

 

Suffolk, NY 1986-1993

Box 89, Folder 12

1986-1989

Box 89, Folder 13

1991-1993

Box 89, Folder 14

Syracuse, NY 1987

 

Tampa Bay, FL 1984-1991

Box 89, Folder 15

1984-1986

Box 89, Folder 16

1986-1987

Box 89, Folder 17

1988-1989

Box 89, Folder 18

1990-1991

 

Toledo, OH 1985-1994

Box 90, Folder 1

1985-1988

Box 90, Folder 2

1989, 1991-1992

Box 90, Folder 3

1993-1994

Box 90, Folder 4

Tri-Cities (Bay City, MI) 1985

 

Tucson, AZ 1977-1988

Box 90, Folder 5

1977-1979

Box 90, Folder 6

1980-1981, 1983-1984

Box 90, Folder 7

1985-1988

Box 90, Folder 8

Tulsa, OK 1991-1993

 

Twin Cities, MN 1977-2000

Box 90, Folder 9

1977-1978, 1980-1981

Box 90, Folder 10

1982-1984

Box 91, Folder 1

1985-1987

Box 91, Folder 2

1988-1993

Box 91, Folder 3

1994-1997, 1999-2000

Box 91, Folder 4

Vermont 1993

 

Washington, DC 1972-1993

Box 91, Folder 5

1972-1973, 1975-1976, 1977-1979

Box 91, Folder 6

1982, 1985-1989

Box 91, Folder 7

1990-1993

Box 91, Folder 8

West Texas 1977-1978

 

Westside (Los Angeles, CA) 1980-1989

Box 91, Folder 9

1980-1983

Box 91, Folder 10

1985-1989

Box 91, Folder 11

Willamette Valley (Salem, OR) 1985-1989

Box 91, Folder 12

Wilmington, DE 1987-1990

Box 92, Folder 1

Worcester, MA 1986-1988

 

Wyoming 1978-1983

Box 92, Folder 2

1978-1979

Box 92, Folder 3

1980

Box 92, Folder 4

1981

Box 92, Folder 5

1982

Box 92, Folder 6

1983

 

Ephemera Series 9: January 16, 1982

Physical Description: 0.3

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains a single item: a light blue button commemorating the thirteenth birthday celebration for the organization held at the Frog Pond restaurant in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles in January 1982 (See: Subsubseries 4.4.2, file "Banquets, Birthdays").
Box 65, Folder 17

Button issued by Dignity/Los Angeles celebrating the 13th anniversary of Dignity January 16, 1982

Box 96-97

Unprocessed