First Church of One Brotherhood Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
Coll2011-086
Finding Aid Author
Marc LaRocque
Finding Aid Date
(c) 2011
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
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Dates

  • 1956-1976 (Creation)
  • 1956 – 1957 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    [1 folder]

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Notes

  • Abstract

    Membership card, event programs, publicity material, flyers, clippings and other material documenting activities of the First Church of One Brotherhood (FCOB), 1956-1976. The non-denominational church, founded by Charles (Chuck) Rowland, was intended to address the spiritual needs of religious gay men.

  • Historical Note

    The First Church of One Brotherhood was established in 1956 by Charles (Chuck) D. Rowland, a co-founder of the Mattachine Society and a member of ONE, Inc. The non-denominational church was intended to address the spiritual needs of religious gay men; its literature also outlined an early, ambitious program of social services for the gay and lesbian community.

  • Access

    Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

  • Publication Rights

    Contact ONE archivist regarding publication and use restrictions.

  • Preferred Citation

    First Church of One Brotherhood Collection, Coll2011-086, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

  • Processing Information

    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

  • Scope and Content

    Membership card, event programs, publicity material, flyers, clippings and other material documenting activities of the First Church of One Brotherhood (FCOB), 1956-1976. The non-denominational church, founded by Charles ("Chuck") Rowland, was intended to address the spiritual needs of religious gay men. The collection includes event programs, correspondence, and liturgical literature produced by the First Church, as well as clippings of retrospective articles about the short-lived church, written by Jim Kepner.

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Folder
    Container 1 Indicator
    1

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