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First Church of One Brotherhood Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-086

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.

Dates

  • 1956-1976
  • Majority of material found within 1956 - 1957

Creator

Access

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Publication Rights

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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.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet ([1 folder])

Language of Materials

English

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.

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.

Title
First Church of One Brotherhood Collection, 1956-1976
Status
Completed
Author
Marc LaRocque
Date
(c) 2011
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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