Anderson, James D. Papers

Span Dates: 1959-2004
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The James D. Anderson Papers include his personal daily diary spanning the years 1959 to the present, with some gaps in the earlier years. The diary documents his life as a gay man who has been partnered since 1971. It also describes his career at Rutgers University and earlier universities and his active participation in the queer liberation movement within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The James D. Anderson Papers donated in 2004 include his files concerning his work with the Gay Lesbian Task Force of the American Library Association and similar groups at Rutgers University. They also include his personal correpsondence from the 1970s, 1976 essay on homosexuality and the Presbyterian Church written just before he came out. The collection also includes electronic files of correspondence, documents, annual reports, and newsletter articles for Presbyterians Lesbian and Gay Concerns (PLGC).

Hist/Bio Note

See his biography in the Profiles Gallery at the following web address.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available from James D. Anderson, 1010 Central Avenue, #301, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, thyjim3@juno.com, 727-641-0391.


The records of James D. Anderson are located at Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives.


Presbyterian Church (USA) | Anderson, James D. | More Light Presbyterians (formerly Presbyterians for LGBT Concerns) | Activist (religious institutions) | Author/editor | New Jersey