Botts Collection of LGBT History

Span Dates: 1973-2014
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 34 linear ft.


The Botts Collection of LGBT History contains documents from the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church (RMCC) and photographs from the lives of minister Ralph Lasher and his partner. The RMCC papers consist of financial and administrative documents, flyers and advertisements, and papers from religious conferences. The photo collection also documents events in the Houston LGBT community. There are currently 23 boxes of additional, unprocessed material. For questions about unprocessed materials in the collection or to request access, contact curator Vince Lee (velee@uh.edu).

Hist/Bio Note

In the 1970s, Charles Botts began collecting and archiving documents of historical significance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities of Houston, southeast Texas, and the United States. He did so informally and eventually under the roof of the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church (RMCC) of Houston, Texas. More information is available in the biographical note of the collection’s finding aid.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available online.


This collection is located at the University of Houston Libraries in their Special Collections.


MCC | Ordination/clergy | Texas