Westbrook, Lee Papers

Span Dates: 1984-1991
Bulk Dates:
Volume: .4 cubic feet


The Lee Westbrook Papers consist of one box of unpublished manuscript materials for his intended dissertation "A Comparative Study of the Relationship of Childhood Christian Religious Training to Adjustment Problems of Gay and Straight Men." The collection includes personal data forms and sexual orientation statements, religious training surveys, surveys about areas of special church influence or impact, and Tennessee Self-Concept Scales, Form C. There is also a CV, his statement explaining why the thesis was not completed and his obituary.

Hist/Bio Note

Lee Westbrook was born in 1942 and died of AIDS in 1991. Having been raised as the son of an American Baptist minister, chose his dissertation topic because he was aware of issues struggles caused by the juxtaposition of his gayness and the religious training he received as a youngster.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available online.


The collection is held at the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California (San Francisco, CA).


Author/editor | California