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Open and Affirming Coalition United Church of Christ’s Collection, 1969-2015.

Identifier: RG4924
Abstract This organization, originally called The Gay Caucus when it was founded in 1972, was created to advocate for the inclusion of gays and lesbians into the life of the United Church of Christ. Types of material include council minutes; correspondence to and from leadership (national coordinator and some chapter representatives); events; subject files and resources; regional chapters; public relations; publications; and news articles related to Coalition interests.

Raymond H. Bradley, Jr.'s Collection on marriage equality in Rhode Island, 1977-2013.

Identifier: MS5066
Overview Raymond Bradley advocated and working towards human rights campaigns: mental health, racial equality and civil rights for the LGBT community. Materials include educational and resource material; essays and statement papers; news clippings; letters to legislators; and documents created by the religious community.

Richard H. Taylor Papers, 1968-2014.

Identifier: MS1283
Abstract Richard H. Taylor was born on October 6, 1943 in Paterson, New Jersey and has served as a pastor of the United Church of Christ at five different congregations from 1968 to 2006. Documents include pastoral and organizational records, correspondences, research materials, writings, and sermons.

Robert Wood papers, 1891-2018.

Identifier: MS4704
Overview Robert Wood (1923-2018) was ordained as a United Church of Christ minister and was a pioneer in the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement. Rev. Wood wrote a book, Christ and the Homosexual, which was published under his own name in 1960. This collection focuses on Rev. Wood's life as an advocate for LGBT rights, particularly regarding marriage equality and military service, while also including some his work as a United Church minister. Additionally, the collection includes...