First Church of One Brotherhood Collection

Span Dates: 1956-1976
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 1 folder


This collection consists of a membership card, event programs, publicity material, flyers, clippings and other material documenting activities of the First Church of One Brotherhood (FCOB), 1956-1976. The collection also includes correspondence and liturgical literature produced by the First Church, as well as clippings of retrospective articles about the short-lived church, written by Jim Kepner.

Hist/Bio Note

The First Church of One Brotherhood was established in 1956 by Charles (Chuck) D. Rowland, a co-founder of the Mattachine Society and a member of ONE, Inc. The non-denominational church was intended to address the spiritual needs of religious gay men; its literature also outlined an early, ambitious program of social services for the gay and lesbian community.

Finding Aid

An online finding aid is available through the Online Archives of California.


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