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Itkin (Mikhail) Papers
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  • Biographical Note
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Acquisition Information
  • Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: Mikhail Itkin Papers
    creator: Itkin, Mikhail (Michael Francis Itkin)
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011-055
    Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet 22 folders
    Date (inclusive): 1958-1989
    Abstract: Correspondence, flyers, newsletters, clippings, memoranda, notes, meeting notes, depositions, receipts, articles, essays, broadsides, legal papers, medical certificates and other material from activist and gay religious leader, Mikhail (Michael) Itkin, 1956-1989. A religious leader of various congregations, Itkin was also a gay rights and political activist.
    Storage Unit: 1

    Biographical Note

    Mikhail Itkin was born Michael Francis Itkin on February 7, 1936. Working alternately out of New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Itkin was a leader of churches of various names and was an activist advocate for gay rights and political causes. Itkin died on August 1, 1989.

    Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Mikhail Itkin Papers, Coll2011-055, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    Processing Information

    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Full processing of the collection and acrural was completed by Scott Reed in 2016.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, flyers, newsletters, clippings, memoranda, notes, meeting notes, depositions, receipts, articles, essays, broadsides, legal papers, medical certificates and other material documenting the activities of gay religious leader and activist Mikhail (Michael) Itkin, 1956-1989. The bulk of the collection consists of Itkin's essays, flyers, and correspondence on gay, political, and spiritual themes from the 1970s.

    Acquisition Information

    Some materials were sent to the International Gay and Lesbian Archives from Reverend Carol J. Davis of the Community of the Love of Christ, circa 1991. Other materials were donated by Reverend Mikhail Itkin, circa 1982.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged chronologically. Writings and miscellaneous materials are listed at the end.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Homosexuality -- Religious aspects
    Gay activists -- United States -- California
    Gays -- Religious life
    Itkin, Mikhail (Michael Francis Itkin)