Warren, Howard Papers

Span Dates: 1991-2001
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 6 linear ft.


The papers of Presbyterian minister Howard B. Warren, Jr. (1934-2003) are included with the records of More Light Presbyterians. The bulk of his papers dates from 1991 to 2001, although scattered earlier papers both of his own and of his family are present in the collection. The papers include correspondence, writings, speeches, press clippings, photographs, audio and video recordings, certificates, a guest book and realia. Also in the collection are correspondence, obituaries and tributes donated by his friend and colleague, Ed Towne.

Hist/Bio Note

Rev. Howard Warren (1934-2003) served as a Presbyterian minister, in Milford, Pennsylvania; Mt. Vernon, Fayettefille, and Huntington, New York; Pontiac, Michigan; and Indianapolis, Indiana. After his HIV-positive diagnosis, he began ministering to others affected by HIV/AIDS at the Damien Center in Indianapolis. Warren retired from the active ministry in 1996 and from the Damien Center in 1999. He died in 2003. More biographical information is available in the LGBT-RAN Profile Gallery at the following web address.

Finding Aid

A hand-written list which describes the contents of the collection is available in the repository. This list does not include the audio-visual recordings in the collection. No other finding aid is available at this time.


The More Light Presbyterian Collection is housed in the Special Collections and University Archives Department of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey in the Archibald Alexander Library. Contact information can be obtained through the Rutgers University Library website at the following web address.


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