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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 155 large

Scope and Contents

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

Dates

  • 1969-2000
  • Majority of material found in 1977-1988

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.

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.

Extent

5.2 Linear Feet (4 boxes, ca. 100 file folders) ; 25.5x33x39 cm

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by city.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Steven L. Berg in 1985.

Processing Information

Processed in 2002 and revised by Kassy Fineout in October 2008.
Title
Finding Aid for the Dignity: archive of publications, newsletters and leaflets from Dignity chapters throughout the United States
Status
Cataloged
Author
Finding aid prepared by MarcEdit.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48824 USA
517.884.6471