The CLGS Archives Project seeks to obtain, preserve, and make available the papers of significant individuals and organizations in the history of religion and LGBT issues in American society. Comprised of a growing number of collections (below), the Archives Project–together with the unique online resources available through the LGBT Religious Archives Network, —makes CLGS the leading resource center for the history of LGBT persons and religion and spirituality.

In December of 2001 CLGS was proud to accept its first archival collection, the papers of John J. McNeill, Roman Catholic priest, and author of The Church and the Homosexual, entitled The John J. McNeill and Charles Chiarelli Gay and Lesbian Liberation CollectionSince that time numerous other collections have been added to the CLGS archives (below).

These collections are available for use by scholars and students at The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Library in Berkeley, California.   http://gtu.edu/library/special-collections

Additional Collections with Finding Aids Available:

Collections in Process with the GTU Library:

  • The Mark Thompson Gay Spirit Collection
  • Daryl Lach/Mel White Archive CollectionThe Voices of the Christian Right in American Politics
  • Bishop Otis Charles Collection
  • Rev. William R. Johnson Collection
  • Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Collection

Information on how to access these materials will be noted here as these archival collections are cataloged and become available for research.