Suter, Jan Waggoner Papers

Span Dates: 1954-1985
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 7 linear ft.


This collection consists of newsletters and circulars issued by pacifist, anti-war, and LGBT organizations, as well as correspondence and miscellany relating to those issues. Most material dates from 1969 to 1980, although some material from 1959 to 1961, including his early pacifist activity in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and from other years in the general time span is contained in the collection.

Hist/Bio Note

Jan Waggoner Suter, pacifist, teacher, and gay rights activist, was born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1938. He graduated from Harvard (A.B., 1963) and Notre Dame (M.S.,1968) before joining the Mathematics Department at the University of Toledo. In 1971, he joined the Society of Friends in Toledo, and became active with anti-war efforts. By 1975, he was openly identified as a gay man in several Toledo gay rights organizations, including Dignity and Metropolitan Community Church. He participated in Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns. Jan Waggoner Suter died in 1986.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available in the archives; an online finding aid is available at the following web address.


This collection is held at the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections at the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio. For more information, contact the archivist through information available at the following web address.


Friends/Quakers | MCC | Dignity | Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns | Massachusetts | Ohio | Toledo