Affirmation and the Reconciling Congregation Program

Span Dates: 1969-2002
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 9 cu. ft.


The records of Affirmation as well as those of the Reconciling Congregation Program are held in the United Methodists for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concern Collection at the United Methodist Archives at Drew University. In addition to the records of the organization, the collection contained periodicals that were transferred to the University Library including: Affirmation Newsletter (1978-present), Blair Blurbs (1975-76), Katalyst (1996-present), Manna for the Journey (1985-86), Shalom to You (1993-present), and With Love (1996-present). The collection also contains personal papers of Paul Abels, Mark Bowman, Michael Collins, Richard Huskey, Gene Leggett, D.J. Porter, Margaret Schultz, Tim Tyner, Mark Wilson and Judith Westlee.

Hist/Bio Note

Information about Affirmation: United Methodists for LGBT Concerns and the Reconciling Congregation Program can be found on their website and in the finding aid.

Finding Aid

An online finding aid is now available at the above address. Contact the Drew University Archives staff for information about additional accretions to the collection.


This collection is housed in the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.


Methodist (UMC, United Methodist Church) | Abels, Paul | Bowman, Mark | Collins, Michael | Huskey, Richard | Leggett, Gene | Affirmation (United Methodist) | Reconciling Ministries Network (formerly Reconciling Congregation Program) | AIDS