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Collection

Jim Bussen Papers

Span Dates: 1972-1995
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 3 linear feet

Description

His papers include organizational files, photographs, LGBT awards, press clippings, and numerous newsletters of Dignity U.S.A. and Dignity Chicago.

Hist/Bio Note

Jim Bussen was a gay rights activist who founded Chicago’s chapter of the gay Catholic group Dignity in January 1972. He served as national president of Dignity USA from 1985-1989.
http://lgbtqreligiousarchives.org/profiles/jim-bussen

Finding Aid

A brief description of the collection is available online.
http://www.gerberhart.org/archival-collection-guide

Location

This collection is housed at Gerber Hart Library and Archives
http://www.gerberhart.org

Tags

Activist (church change) | Catholic (Roman) | Dignity | National Gay & Lesbian Task Force | Gay Liberation Movement | Illinois