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Collection

First Church of One Brotherhood Collection

Span Dates: 1956-1976
Bulk Dates:
Volume: .1 linear foot

Description

This collection includes membership card, event programs, publicity material, flyers, clippings and other material documenting activities of the First Church of One Brotherhood (FCOB). The non-denominational church, founded by Charles (Chuck) Rowland, was intended to address the spiritual needs of religious gay men.

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. A retrospective article written by Jim Kepner is available in the collection.

Finding Aid

An online finding aid is available.
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8251gm3/entire_text/

Location

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives 909 West Adams Boulevard Los Angeles, California, 90007
http://one.usc.edu/

Tags

Los Angeles | California | Mattachine Society