Dignity: archive of publications, newsletters and leaflets from Dignity chapters throughout the United States Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 155 large

Dates

  • 1969-2000 (Creation)
  • 1977-1988 (Creation)

Extents

  • 5.2 Linear Feet (Whole)
    4 boxes, ca. 100 file folders

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Dignity: archive of publications, newsletters and leaflets from Dignity chapters throughout the United States, MSS 155, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Steven L. Berg in 1985.

  • Processing Information

    Processed in 2002 and revised by Kassy Fineout in October 2008.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Dignity began in 1969 in San Diego under Fr. Patrick Nidorf as a support group for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the Catholic Church. In 1973, it became a national and independent nonprofit organization with chapters located throughout the United States. Dignity advocates for changes in Catholicism’s teaching on homosexuality, provides educational materials to interested groups, engages in dialogue with Church leaders, represents GLBT Catholics in the media, and presents a positive Catholic perspective on civil rights legislation.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Dignity collection consists of conference letters, miscellaneous publications, newsletters, and leaflets from Dignity chapters throughout the United States.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by city.

Components