Mikhail Itkin Papers, 1956-1989 Coll2011.055

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
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Title: Mikhail Itkin Papers
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.055
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot. [20 folders]
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1970-1979
Date (inclusive): 1956-1989
Abstract: Correspondence, flyers, newsletters, clippings, memoranda, notes, meeting notes, depositions, photographs, receipts, articles, essays, broadsides, legal papers, medical certificates and other material from activist and gay religious leader, Mikhail (Michael) Itkin, 1956-1989. A leader in a group known by various names including the Evangelical Catholic Communion or Community of the Love of Christ, Itkin was also a gay rights and political activist.
creator: Itkin, Mikhail, (Michael Francis Itkin), 1936-1989

Biographical Note

Mikhail Itkin was born Michael Francis Itkin on February 7, 1936. In Los Angeles during the 1960s and 1970s, Itkin was a leader in the Community for the Love of Christ and the Evangelical Catholic Communion (two of many names attached to the group) and an activist advocate for gay rights and political causes. In the late 1970s Itkin relocated to San Francisco. Itkin died on August 1, 1989.

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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. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, flyers, newsletters, clippings, memoranda, notes, meeting notes, depositions, photographs, receipts, articles, essays, broadsides, legal papers, medical certificates and other material documenting activities of gay religious leader Mikhail (Michael) Itkin, 1956-1989. A leader in a group known by various names including the Evangelical Catholic Communion or Community of the Love of Christ, Itkin was also a gay rights and political activist. The bulk of the collection consists of Itkin's essays, broadsides, and correspondence on gay, political, and spiritual themes, mostly written when he lived in Los Angeles during the 1960s and 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 circa 1982 by Reverend Mikhail Itkin.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay activists--United States--California
Gays--Religious life
Homosexuality--Religious aspects