Dignity/Central Pennsylvania Chapter Keystone Newsletters

Span Dates: 1977-1987
Bulk Dates:
Volume: unknown


The William Way LGBT Community Center Periodicals Collection (Ms) includes newsletters includes v. 2, no. 6 (September 1977) - v. 12, no. 5 (November 1987). At one point the newsletter was titled The Keystone.

Hist/Bio Note

Dignity, the National Organization, had a category of member ships called "At Large" for those individuals who lived away from big cities. At that time there were Dignity chapters in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington. The National Dignity required a minimum of 10 interested people in an area before granting chapter- in-formation status. In Harrisburg and the Central Pennsylvania area there were at least 11 people who were "At Large’1 members. On August 23, 1975; Dignity/ Central Pennsylvania was officially established. An excellent history of the chapter, written in 1985, is held in the Dickinson College Archives. It recounts the political, social, and religious nature of the chapter's activities as recounted from the newsletters

Finding Aid

Contact the William Way LGBT Community Center for more information.


William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.


Dignity | Pennsylvania | Harrisburg | Catholic (Roman)