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Mikhail Itkin Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-055

Scope and Content

Correspondence, flyers, newsletters, clippings, memoranda, notes, meeting notes, depositions, receipts, articles, essays, broadsides, legal papers, medical certificates and other material documenting the activities of gay religious leader and activist Mikhail (Michael) Itkin, 1956-1989. The bulk of the collection consists of Itkin's essays, flyers, and correspondence on gay, political, and spiritual themes from the 1970s.

Dates

  • 1958-1989

Creator

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical Note

Mikhail Itkin was born Michael Francis Itkin on February 7, 1936. Working alternately out of New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Itkin was a leader of churches of various names and was an activist advocate for gay rights and political causes. Itkin died on August 1, 1989.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (22 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence, flyers, newsletters, clippings, memoranda, notes, meeting notes, depositions, receipts, articles, essays, broadsides, legal papers, medical certificates and other material from activist and gay religious leader, Mikhail (Michael) Itkin, 1956-1989. A religious leader of various congregations, Itkin was also a gay rights and political activist.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically. Writings and miscellaneous materials are listed at the end.

Acquisition Information

Some materials were sent to the International Gay and Lesbian Archives from Reverend Carol J. Davis of the Community of the Love of Christ, circa 1991. Other materials were donated by Reverend Mikhail Itkin, circa 1982.

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. Full processing of the collection and acrural was completed by Scott Reed in 2016.
Title
Mikhail Itkin Papers, 1956-1989
Status
Publish Basic
Author
Marc LaRocque, Scott Reed, and Kyle Morgan
Date
(c) 2011, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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