Finding Aid to the Dignity/San Francisco Records, 1972-2005

Finding Aid written by Iris Donovan; revised by Alison E. Bridger; revised by Mario H. Ramirez.
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Finding Aid to the Dignity/San Francisco Records, 1972-2005

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2002/73 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Iris Donovan; revised by Alison E. Bridger; revised by Mario H. Ramirez.
Date Completed:
April 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Dignity/San Francisco records
Date (inclusive): 1972-2005
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2002/73 c
Creator : Dignity (San Francisco)
Extent: Number of containers: 7 cartons Linear feet: 8.75
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Contains administrative files, and worship and liturgy files. Administrative files include correspondence, board and committee meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, brochures, and Biennial Convention programs. Worship and Liturgy files include service scripts, schedules, lectionaries, readings, and programs for Sunday service. Also contains newsletters, flyers, readings, and meeting minutes from other Dignity chapters including the national chapter and the East Bay chapter.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dignity/San Francisco Records, BANC MSS 2002/73 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Gays--California--San Francisco
Lesbians--California--San Francisco
Sexual orientation and social conflict collection

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Dignity/San Francisco papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Tom Kaun on May 9, 2000.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Processing Information

Processed by Iris Donovan in 2004; additions by Alison E. Bridger in 2007.

Chronology

1969 Father Patrick X. Nidorf arranges meetings in Southern California for Catholic homosexuals to worship eventually becoming Dignity/USA
1973 Dignity/Bay Area is formed.
1982 Dignity/Bay Area changes its name to Dignity/San Francisco.
1983 Archdiocese of San Francisco asserts that the homosexual lifestyle is "morally unacceptable"
1988 St. Boniface, in light of 1983 Archdiocese's assertion, expels Dignity/San Francisco's membership from participation in services.
1989-1993 Services held at Dolores Street Community Church.
1993-present Services moved to Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church after fire at Dolores Street Community Church.

Scope and Content of Collection

Contains administrative files, and worship and liturgy files. Administrative files include correspondence, board and committee meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, brochures, and Biennial Convention programs. Worship and Liturgy files include service scripts, schedules, lectionaries, readings, and programs for Sunday service. Also contains newsletters, flyers, readings, and meeting minutes from other Dignity chapters including the national chapter and the East Bay chapter.
The papers cover Dignity/San Francisco's relationship with the Archdiocese of San Francisco and its shift from the Bay Area chapter to the San Francisco Chapter.
The newspaper clippings cover not only Dignity/San Francisco, but also Catholicism and homosexuality in general. Of note are essays by Father Henry Fehren, Kevin Gordon, and Paul Giurlanda.

Container List

 

Series 1 Office and Subject Files 1972-2002

Physical Description: Carton 1-3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains administrative papers including correspondence, board and committee meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and Biennial Convention programs.
 

Administrative

Carton 1, Folder 1

AIDS/ARC Support Group Jan. 1989-Jun. 1990

Carton 1, Folder 2

Articles of Incorporation Jan. 5, 1975-Apr. 28, 1985

Carton 1, Folder 3

Board of Directors Elections 1984-1995

Carton 1, Folder 4-8

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 1981-1992

Carton 1, Folder 9

By-Laws 1985-1990

Carton 1, Folder 10

Committee Agendas Aug. 18, 1982-Jun. 8, 1997

 

Correspondence

Carton 1, Folder 11-14

General Correspondence Aug. 1, 1979-Jun. 9, 1999

Carton 1, Folder 15-16

Archdiocese of San Francisco May 3, 1981-Aug. 1, 1990

Carton 1, Folder 17

Director of Pastoral Ministries Apr. 5-29, 1990

Carton 1, Folder 18

Donations May 13, 1987-Jul. 30, 1995

Carton 1, Folder 19

Education Program Mar. 8, 1990

 

Financial Reports

Carton 1, Folder 20-23

Budget Reports 1981-1998

Carton 1, Folder 24

Recognition of Tax Exemption Nov. 30, 1976

Carton 1, Folder 25

General Membership Meeting Minutes Aug. 9, 1981-Mar. 2, 1986

Carton 1, Folder 26

Hospitality Committee 1989-1990

Carton 1, Folder 27

Liturgical Musician May, 12-Nov. 5, 1990

Carton 1, Folder 28

Media Contact List undated

Carton 1, Folder 29

Mission Statement undated

Carton 1, Folder 30

Pastoral Letter on Sexual Ethics 1987

Carton 1, Folder 31

Personnel Committee Apr. 7-Jun. 11, 1990

Carton 1, Folder 32

Relocation Committee Sep. 1992-Nov. 1993

Carton 1, Folder 33

Rite for Installation and Affirmation of Ministry Apr. 9, 1989

Carton 1, Folder 34

Sexual Ethics: Experience, Growth, Challenge 1989

Carton 1, Folder 35

Spiritual Life Committee Dec. 7, 1981-Jan 18, 1989

Carton 1, Folder 36

Ways and Means Committee May 9, 1984-Mar. 11, 1986

Carton 1, Folder 37

Women's Concerns Committee May 1985-Sep. 1989

Carton 1, Folder 38

Worship Committee Sep. 27, 1989-May 9, 1990

Carton 1, Folder 39

Awards and Certificates Aug. 31, 1991

 

Brochures

Carton 1, Folder 40

Read This Before Coming Out to Your Parents 1991

Carton 1, Folder 41

Statement of Purpose-Being Gay and Catholic undated

Carton 1, Folder 42

Toward a Full an Equal Sharing-Pastoral Letter on Equality in the Church Dec. 8, 1985

Carton 1, Folder 43

What is an Appropriate Christian Response to Homosexuality? undated

Carton 2, Folder 1

Community Churches 1991, undated

 

Conventions

Carton 2, Folder 2

5th Biennial Int'l Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sep. 3-4, 1981

Carton 2, Folder 3-8

6th Biennial Int'l Conference, Seattle, Washington Sep. 2-5, 1983

Carton 2, Folder 9-13

7th Biennial Int'l Conference, New York, New York Mar. 19-Aug. 25, 1985

Carton 2, Folder 14-19

9th Biennial Int'l Conference, San Francisco, California Aug. 27-Sep. 3, 1989

Carton 2, Folder 20-24

10th Biennial Int'l Conference, Washington D.C. Aug. 29-Sep. 1,1991

Carton 2, Folder 25-29

12th Biennial Int'l Conference, Los Angeles, California Jun. 28,-Jul. 2, 1995

Carton 2, Folder 30-34

13th Biennial Int'l Conference, Boston, Massachusetts Jul. 10-13, 1997

Carton 2, Folder 35-38

14th Biennial Int'l Conference, Denver, Colorado Aug. 5-8, 1999

Carton 2, Folder 39

Region IX Assembly 1982-1984

Carton 2, Folder 40

Dignity Coming of Age Assembly Mar. 20, 1991

Carton 2, Folder 41-42

Events 1982-1995, 2001-2002

 

Fundraising

Carton 2, Folder 43

Fundraising in the Gay Community Feb. 1982

Carton 2, Folder 44

Opening Doors Campaign 1989-1992

Carton 2, Folder 45

Steps to Success in Stewardship undated

Carton 2, Folder 46

Stewardship Campaign Feb. 24, 1987-Nov. 28, 1993

Carton 2, Folder 47

In Memoriam List undated

 

Liturgical Planning Committee

Carton 2, Folder 48

Charter Feb. 9-Jun. 10, 1989

Carton 2, Folder 49

Closing Ceremony [1989]

Carton 2, Folder 50

Correspondence and Memos Jun. 4, 1988-Apr. 25, 1989

Carton 2, Folder 51

Creed and Profession of Faith [1989]

Carton 2, Folder 52

Liturgy of Lamentations [1989]

Carton 2, Folder 53

Liturgy of the Word and Eucharist [1989]

Carton 2, Folder 54-55

Meeting Agenda and Minutes 1988-1989

Carton 2, Folder 56

Music Apr. 7, 1989

Carton 2, Folder 57

Notes [1988-1989]

Carton 2, Folder 58

Opening Night [1989]

Carton 2, Folder 59

Permissions May 9-Jun. 16, 1989

Carton 2, Folder 60

Prayers [1989]

Carton 2, Folder 61

Program Draft Aug. 1989

Carton 2, Folder 62

Program Production Notes [1989]

Carton 2, Folder 63

Seminars [1989]

 

Membership

Carton 2, Folder 64

Application and Membership Cards undated

Carton 2, Folder 65-66

Membership Circular Letters Jul. 29, 1982-Nov. 1, 1998

Carton 2, Folder 67

Miscellaneous undated, 1981-1991, 1988, 2001

Carton 2, Folder 68

Music for Worship-Critique undated

 

News Articles

Carton 3, Folder 1

Abomination and Senator Richardson by Thomas E. Ambrogi undated

Carton 3, Folder 2

Anita Bryant and the Future of America by R.G. Hamerton-Kelly Jan. 22, 1978

Carton 3, Folder 3

Appendix for Inclusive Language Lectionary undated

Carton 3, Folder 4

A Christian Response to Homosexuals by Father Henry Fehren Sep. 1972

Carton 3, Folder 5

A Cruel God-The Gay Challenge to the Catholic Church by Tim Dlugos Sep. 1979

Carton 3, Folder 6

Dignity Rains on Seattle by Steve Warren undated

Carton 3, Folder 7

Eucharist Today by Lucien Deiss undated

Carton 3, Folder 8

The Good Father by Elizabeth Fernandez Dec. 10, 1989

Carton 3, Folder 9

The Good News of John 6 by Gordon E. Truitt Jan. 1985

Carton 3, Folder 10

Homily by Thomas J. Carroll Jun. 28, 1982

Carton 3, Folder 11

Homosexuality and the Hurting Family by Robert Nugent Feb. 28, 1981

Carton 3, Folder 12

I'm Here, an Interview with Andrew Sullivan May 8, 1993

Carton 3, Folder 13

Just Treatment for Those Who Work in the Church Nov. 1986

Carton 3, Folder 14

Liturgical Life and Women undated

Carton 3, Folder 15

Mass Movement by Chuck Colbert Jul. 22, 1997

Carton 3, Folder 16

Moral Imagination and the Church by Rev. Paul E. Murray Aug. 25, 1991

Carton 3, Folder 17

Naming God in Public Prayer by Mary Collins undated

Carton 3, Folder 18

The Objective Moral Order by Philip S. Keane Jun. 1982

Carton 3, Folder 19

Practical, Utopian and Poor-Just Stewards by Leonard J. Weber undated

Carton 3, Folder 20

Religion, Moralizing and A.I.D.S. by Kevin Gordon undated

Carton 3, Folder 21

Sacramentality of Metaphors-Reflections on Homosexuality by Xavier John Seubert Spring 1991

Carton 3, Folder 22

The Spiritual Dimension of the Gay Experience by David Davidson Dec. 1986

Carton 3, Folder 23

Tithing Toward Parish Growth by Joseph M. Champlin Oct. 2, 1982

Carton 3, Folder 24

Training Church Spokespersons for Television News Interviews by Fr. Miles O'B. Riley undated

Carton 3, Folder 25

What About Our Church's Children by Paul Giurlanda May 8, 1993

Carton 3, Folder 26

What We Mean and Believe undated

Carton 3, Folder 27

When God Becomes a Drug by Father Leo Booth

Carton 3, Folder 28

Why Lesbian and Gay Catholics undated

Carton 3, Folder 29

Why Sexist Language Doesn't Belong in Church by Barbara Beckwith 1981

 

Newsletters

Carton 3, Folder 30-35

Bridges 1982-1996

Carton 3, Folder 36

Bridgette 1989-1997

Carton 3, Folder 37

Chapter Report Feb. 23, 1991

Carton 3, Folder 38

Co-Chairs Report 1995-1997, 2001-2002

Carton 3, Folder 39

Dialogue (Brethren of Mennonite Council) Aug. 1991

Carton 3, Folder 40

PWA Health Group Jul.-Aug., 1991

Carton 3, Folder 41-49

Newspaper Clippings 1972-1999

Carton 3, Folder 50

Notes undated

 

Organizations

Carton 3, Folder 51-52

Archdiocese of San Francisco Jul. 1982-Jun. 1983

Carton 3, Folder 53

Catholics for Human Dignity Jul. 1982-May 1983

Carton 3, Folder 54

Consultation on Homosexuality 1983-1985

Carton 3, Folder 55

Council on Religion and the Homosexual Mar. 6, 1982-Apr. 6, 1989

Carton 3, Folder 56

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Jul. 18, 1988

Carton 3, Folder 57

New Ways Ministry 1992, undated

Carton 3, Folder 58

Pacific Center for Human Growth undated

Carton 3, Folder 59-66

Pax et Bonum Awards Dinner and Speech 1983-1992

Carton 7, Folder 73

Pax et Bonum 2001-2005

Carton 3, Folder 67

Press Releases May 29, 1982-Jun. 11, 1992, 2002

Carton 3, Folder 68

Publication Announcements 1976-1996

Carton 3, Folder 69

Retreat Dec. 4-6, 1981

Carton 3, Folder 70

Visitor's Card undated

 

Series 2 Worship and Liturgy 1981-2001

Physical Description: Carton 4-6

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains service scripts, schedules of mass celebrants over mass, lectionaries, readings, and programs for Sunday service.
Carton 4, Folder 1

Clip Art For Liturgy undated

 

Eucharist Ministers/Mass Celebrants

Carton 4, Folder 2

Ministerial Notes 1989-1991

Carton 4, Folder 3

Schedules 1991, undated

Carton 4, Folder 4

Telephone Lists 1981-1991

 

Lectionaries

Carton 4, Folder 5

The Book of the Chair 1993

Carton 4, Folder 6

The Book of the Table undated

Carton 4, Folder 7

The Book of the Table undated

Carton 4, Folder 8

Inclusive Language [c.1981]

Carton 4, Folder 9-13

Missals for Cycle A-C undated

Carton 4, Folder 14

Liturgical Language Guidelines Nov. 23, 1981

 

Liturgy

Carton 4, Folder 15

The Exodus Liturgy mock-up 1989

Carton 4, Folder 16

Resource Book for 9th Biennial Convention mock-up 1989

Carton 4, Folder 17

St. Francis of Assisi Sep. 22- Oct. 2, 1988

 

Mass Preparations

Carton 4, Folder 18-19

Advent 1984, 1988

Carton 4, Folder 20-22

Christmas 1985-1987

Carton 4, Folder 23-24

Easter 1985-1986

Carton 4, Folder 25

Exodus 1988

Carton 4, Folder 26

Festival of Prayer 1983

Carton 4, Folder 27-29

Palm Sunday 1984-1986

Carton 4, Folder 30

Trinity Sunday 1985

Carton 4, Folder 31

Music-List of Service Music 1989-1990

Carton 4, Folder 32

Prayers and Readings undated

Carton 4, Folder 33

Readings: At Home with the Word by James A. Wilde 1989

Carton 4, Folder 34

Special Service Programs undated, 1988, 2002

Carton 5, Folder 1-12

Sunday Program and Bulletin 1982-1987

Carton 6, Folder 1-16

Sunday Program and Bulletin 1988-1998

Carton 7, Folder 71-72

Shirts designed by Paul Ziller 2001

 

Series 3 Non-San Francisco Chapter Files 1973-2000

Physical Description: Carton 7

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by chapter.

Scope and Content Note

Contains newsletters, flyers, readings, and meeting minutes.
Carton 7, Folder 1

Chapter Round-up News 1992

Carton 7, Folder 2

Austin, Texas Aug.-Oct. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 3

Central Pennsylvania Sep.-Oct. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 4

Chicago, Illinois Jun. 1988-May 8, 1992

 

East Bay, California

Carton 7, Folder 5

Board and Special Committee Meeting Agenda Jan. 6, 1983-Apr. 3, 1985

Carton 7, Folder 6

Constitution Jun. 1, 1981

Carton 7, Folder 7

Financial Records 1983-1985

Carton 7, Folder 8

Liturgy Sep. 25, 1984-Feb. 14, 1987

Carton 7, Folder 9

Membership News 1982-1988

Carton 7, Folder 10-11

Newsletter Aug. 1982-Oct. 1987

Carton 7, Folder 12

Flint, Michigan Sep.-Oct. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 13

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Sep.-Oct. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 14

Grand Rapids, Michigan Apr. 1992

Carton 7, Folder 15

Hartford, Connecticut Sep.-Oct. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 16

Honolulu, Hawaii Nov.-Dec. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 17

LaGrangeville, New York [Mid-Hudson Chapter] Sep. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 18

Long Beach, California Sep.-Oct. 1991

 

Los Angeles, California

Carton 7, Folder 19

Newsletters Feb.-Jul. 1973

Carton 7, Folder 20

Newsletters 1991-1992

Carton 7, Folder 21

15th Anniversary Keynote Address Jan. 20, 1984

Carton 7, Folder 22

Maui, Hawaii 1992

Carton 7, Folder 23

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sep. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 24

Nassau, New York Oct. 1987

Carton 7, Folder 25

New York, New York Oct. 1987

Carton 7, Folder 26

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oct. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 27

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 1992

Carton 7, Folder 28

Phoenix, Arizona Oct. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 29

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Sep. 1991-Jun. 1992

Carton 7, Folder 30

Portland, Oregon Sep.-Oct. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 31

Providence, Rhode Island Jun. 1992

Carton 7, Folder 32

San Diego, California 1987-1992

 

San Jose, California

Carton 7, Folder 33

Newsletters, Flyers Apr. 16, 1992

Carton 7, Folder 34

Chapter History 1995

Carton 7, Folder 35

Seattle, Washington Sep. 1991-Jun. 1992

Carton 7, Folder 36

St. Louis, Missouri Sep. 1991

 

USA

Carton 7, Folder 37-38

Chapter Action Kit-Call to Justice Sep. 1992

Carton 7, Folder 39

Chapter and Board List Oct. 1, 1988

Carton 7, Folder 40

A Chronology, 1969-1994 June. 1995

Carton 7, Folder 41

Dateline Nov. 1992-Sep. 1998, Jan. 2002

Carton 7, Folder 42

Dateline Draft Aug.-Dec. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 43

Executive Office Campaign 1989-1991

Carton 7, Folder 44

Fundraising 1994, undated

Carton 7, Folder 45-51

Journal 1992-1998

Carton 7, Folder 52

Journal Draft for Spring 1992 Feb. 2-Mar. 30, 1992

Carton 7, Folder 53

Letter on Pastoral Care of Gay and Lesbian Persons Jul. 23, 1987

Carton 7, Folder 54-60

Newsletter 1982-1991

Carton 7, Folder 61

Officer's Memo-Officer's Report Jan. 1985-May 1989

Carton 7, Folder 62

Press Release Apr. 17, 1990

Carton 7, Folder 70

30 year membership pin designed by Paul Ziller 2000

Carton 7, Folder 63

Washington, D.C. Apr. 1991-Oct. 1992

Carton 7, Folder 64

Queens-Woodside, New York Sep.-Oct. 1991

Carton 7, Folder 65

Region III Feb. 18, 1992

Carton 7, Folder 66

Region V Nov. 1991-Apr. 15, 1992

Carton 7, Folder 67

Region VI Jun. 11, 1992

Carton 7, Folder 68

Region VII Jun. 2

Carton 7, Folder 69

Region IX Feb. 8, 1986