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Finding Aid to the Dusty Pruitt Papers, 1945-2002 Coll2012.029
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Personal Series 1. Bulk, 1985-1995 1963-1995, bulk 1985-1995

Scope and Contents note

This series contains information directly relating to Rev. Pruitt’s activism and personal life. Items cover years 1963 to 1995 with the bulk of material within years 1986 through 1995. Included in this series are annotated speech manuscripts, correspondence with her congregation, and flyers and clippings concerning her activism and public speaking engagements. This series also includes awards given to Pruitt, as well as documents for events organized in her honor.

Arrangement note

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 1, Folder 1-3

Clippings and public speaking engagements 1985-1995

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence 1993-1995

Box 1, Folder 5

Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund 20th Anniversary Liberty Award Reception November 16, 1993

Box 1, Folder 6

Manuscripts and notes circa 1985-1995

Box 3, Folder 1

Memorial Day Settlement Party 1995

Physical Description: [1 oversize folder]
Box 1, Folder 7

Personal information 1986-1995

Box 6, Folder 1

Protest sign, "End Anti Gay Discrimination in the Military and Naval Service" Undated

Physical Description: [1 oversize folder]
 

Recognitions and awards 1982-1996

Box 6, Folder 2

Award and recognition certificates

Physical Description: [1 oversize folder]
Box 6, Item 3

Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club, James Lampkin Memorial Service Award October 6, 1984

Physical Description: [1 plaque]
Box 3, Folder 3

Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc.; Gay Pride Parade Grand Marshall commemoration May 17, 1992

Physical Description: [1 plaque]
Box 6, Item 4

"Presented to Rev. Dusty Pruitt on your 20th Anniversary of Ministry in UFMCC" August 4, 1996

Physical Description: [1 plaque]
Box 6, Item 5

Southwest District of UFMCC circa 1990

Physical Description: [1 plaque]
 

Military legal cases and research material Series 2. 1983-1995

Scope and Contents note

This series contains legal papers, opinions and orders pertaining to Rev. Pruitt's legal action against the Department of Defense (DOD). Materials include several Secretaries of Defense (SecDef), DOD, U.S. Army, and General Accounting Office (GAO) documents regarding policy toward gays and lesbians in the Armed Forces. Items cover years 1945 to 1995 with the bulk of material within years 1988 through 1995. Included are depositions from other legal challenges and documentation for a Congressional lobbying campaign.

Arrangement note

This series is arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 8

African Americans and women in the military 1945-1992

Box 1, Folder 9

Report of the board appointed to prepare and submit recommendations to the secretary of the Navy for the revision of policies, procedures and directives dealing with homosexuals 1956-1957

Box 1, Folder 10

Separation for Homosexuality circa 1981-1990

Box 1, Folder 11

The Evolution and Impact of Federal Antihomosexual Policies during the 1950s, by John D'Emilio, Ph.D. 1983

Box 1, Folder 12

Civil #83-2035 WPG--Pruitt v. Weinberger, et al. 1984

Box 1, Folder 13

Department of Defense (DOD) Directive (#1332.30), Separation of Regular Commissioned Officers for Cause 1986

Box 1, Folder 14-15

Civil #87-5914--Pruitt v. Carlucci, et al. 1988

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 1, Folder 16

Nonconforming Sexual Orientations and Military Suitability (PERS-TR-89-002) 1988-1989

Box 1, Folder 17

Damico, Paul H., Capt. United States Air Force circa 1991

Box 1, Folder 18

Homosexuality and Personnel Security, prepared by Theodore R. Sarbin, Ph.D. 1991

Box 1, Folder 19

Civil #83-2035--Pruitt v. Cheney, Aspin, Perry, et al. 1992-1995

Box 1, Folder 20

Defense Force Management: DOD's Policy on Homosexuality (GAO/NSIAD-92-98) June 1992

Box 1, Folder 21

Defense Force Management: Statistics Related to DOD's Policy on Homosexuality (GAO/NSIAD-92-98S) June 1992

Box 1, Folder 22

House of Representatives (HR) Bill to prohibit discrimination by the Armed Forces on the basis of sexual orientation 1992

Box 1, Folder 23

103rd Congress, House of Representatives Report--National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (parts 2 and 3 of 4) 1993

Box 1, Folder 24

103rd Congress, Senate Report--Authorizing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1994 for Military Activities of the Department of Defense, for Military Construction, and for Defense Activities of the Department of Energy, to Prescribe Personnel Strengths for Such Fiscal Year for the Armed Forces, and for Other Purposes 1993

Box 1, Folder 25

Civil #S-89-0351 MLS--Dahl v. Secretary of the United States Navy, et al. 1993

Box 1, Folder 26

Civil #91-5409--Steffan v. Aspin, et al. 1993

Box 1, Folder 27

Human Rights Campaign Fund Congressional Lobby Drive 1993

Box 1, Folder 28

Civil #94-0974--Able, et al. v. Perry, memo and order 1994-1995

Box 1, Folder 29

The Survival Guide, by Michelle M. Benecke and C. Dixon Osburn; Servicemembers Legal Defense Network 1995

 

A Woman at War media project Series 3. 1991-1992

Scope and Contents note

This series contains material in regard to Rev. Pruitt's media potential, including the potential publication of a biography on Pruitt or the production of a made-for-television movie. Items cover years 1991 to 1993 with the bulk of material created during 1992. Included in this series are interviews with friends and colleagues, as well as treatments and contracts for the proposed media project, A Woman at War.

Arrangement note

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 1, Folder 30

General 1992

Box 1, Folder 31

Book information file 1992

Box 1, Folder 32

Casting 1992

Box 1, Folder 33

Contracts; production companies to pitch 1992-1993

Box 1, Folder 34-39

Interviews and research 1992

Box 1, Folder 34

General research 1992

Box 1, Folder 35

McGreivy, Susan 1992

Box 1, Folder 36

Newcombe, Mary 1992

Box 1, Folder 37

Perry, Rev. Troy 1992

Box 1, Folder 38

Pruitt, Rev. Dusty 1992

Box 1, Folder 39

Wilson, Rev. Nancy L. 1992

Box 1, Folder 40

Media release 1992

Box 1, Folder 41-42

Proposals and treatments, by Kate Rubin 1991-1992

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 1, Folder 43

Story notes 1992

Box 1, Folder 44

Supplemental material 1992

Box 1, Folder 45

Work papers, Kate Rubin and Julian Siminski 1991-1992

Box 1, Folder 46

Writing samples from Julian Siminski 1992

 

Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Long Beach Series 4. 1981-1995

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of administrative records, church programs, clippings, publicity and other material from Metropolitan Community Church in Long Beach. Items cover years 1981 to 1995 with the bulk of material within years 1992 through 1995. Included in this series are financial statements, Board of Directors minutes, and correspondence between Rev. Pruitt, internal congregational committees and outside entities.

Arrangement note

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 1, Folder 47-53

Board of Directors 1991-1995

Physical Description: [7 folders]
Box 1, Folder 54

Annual Congregational Report 1981-1995

Box 2, Folder 1

Annual Congregational Report 1981-1995

Box 2, Folder 2-3

Clergy Credentials and Concerns Committee 1994-1995

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 2, Folder 4

Church and event programs 1991-1993

Box 2, Folder 5

Church and event programs from other MCC churches 1992

Box 2, Folder 6

Clippings 1991-1995

Box 2, Folder 7

Elders 1994-1995

Box 2, Folder 8-9

Financial administration 1992-1995

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 2, Folder 10

Mission, purpose and fact sheets 1991-1993

Box 2, Folder 11

Video proposal 1989

 

Subject files Series 5. 1984-1995

Scope and Contents note

This series contains newspaper and magazine clippings of various topics. While such clippings had indirect bearing on aspects of Pruitt's life (for example, legal challenges similar to her own), others concern various interests of Rev. Pruitt and her ministry. Items cover years from 1984 to 1995. Newspaper and magazine clippings that directly cite Rev. Pruitt can be found in the Personal Series.

Arrangement note

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 2, Folder 12

Child abuse 1989

Box 2, Folder 13-15

Gays in the military 1988-1995

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 2, Folder 16

Health and well being 1963-1995

Box 2, Folder 17-18

HIV/AIDS 1991-1995

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 2, Folder 19-20

Integration 1984-1995

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 2, Folder 21-22

Religion 1984-1995

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 2, Folder 23

Women 1984-1995

 

Photographs and videocassettes Series 6. 1983-2002

Scope and Contents note

This series contains VHS recordings and photographs primarily documenting Rev. Pruitt and the MCC Long Beach ministry. Items cover years 1963 to 2002 with the bulk of material between the years 1990 to 1993. Included are publicity photographs of Pruitt, as well as photographs of MCC Long Beach in the Long Beach gay and lesbian pride parade; and an unidentified ceremony for gay and lesbian veterans. The majority of the video recordings document events and weekly services of MCC Long Beach, as well as debates over gays and lesbians in the Armed Forces.

Related Archival Materials note

Additional videocassettes can be found in the Metropolitan Community Church Long Beach collection, Coll2008-039, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Arrangement note

The photographs are at the beginning of this series and followed by the VHS videocassettes, which are arranged chronologically.
Box 3, Folder 2

Photographs circa 1983-1996

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of Dusty Pruitt; MCC Long Beach at the Long Beach gay and lesbian pride parade; an unidentified event honoring gay and lesbian veterans; a vacation at the Murray River; and Pruitt with others, such as Ed Edelman and the Waconia Marching Band.
 

Videocassettes (VHS) 1984-2002

Box 4, Item 1

Insight, Wally Edgerton's Show on Simmons Cable TV "Homosexuality and the Bible"; Sam Coleman's Show on Simmons Cable TV; Tom Snyder "Gays in the Military"; Dusty Pruitt interview with Marcia Wallace; 9 News report; Dusty Pruitt speaking at the Long Beach City Council meeting 1984-1991

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 2

MCC Long Beach, Building Dedication Service; Matt Houston May 31, 1985

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 3

MCC Long Beach presents "Service in the Park" May 19, 1991

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 4

Troy Perry, Closing General Conference XV July 1991

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 5

MCC Long Beach, Morning Service July 7, 1991

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 6

MCC Long Beach, Pastor's Anniversary September 1991

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 7

MCC Long Beach, Sunday Morning Worship with Rev. Dusty Pruitt October 6, 1991

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 8

Tribute to Gay & Lesbian Veterans November 11, 1991

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 9

Dusty Pruitt half hour programs, with host Tim Olsen; Spirituality (live), with host Connie Norman; Gay and Lesbian News Magazine, produced by Bob LaFont 1991-1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 10

MCC Long Beach, Celebrate Your Pride At Christmas II December 21, 1991

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 11

Uncle Sam Doesn't Want Us: Stories of Lesbians and Gay Men in the Military, excerpts from a work-in-progress 1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (10 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 12

The Lambda Report, #109 Dr. Rev. Pruitt Interview January 17, 1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 13

MCC Long Beach graphics and still images; conference, morning worship service with Rev. Moret circa February 1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 14

MCC Long Beach, Charismatic Conference '92; "Deliver Us From Evil" with Rev. Dusty Pruitt [master tape] February 7-9, 1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 15

MCC Long Beach, "The Witness" performed by the MCC Long Beach Chancel Choir & Orchestra, Easter Sunday April 19, 1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 16

MCC Long Beach, 20th Anniversary Video April 24, 1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 17

Unidentified MCC event in Dallas, TX. with Rev. Dusty Pruitt and Rev. Troy Perry July 4, 1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 18

MCC Long Beach, Rev. Dusty Pruitt Anniversary Video circa September 1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 19

MCC Long Beach, Rev. Dusty Pruitt, 12th Anniversary September 13, 1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 20

MCC Long Beach, Rev. Dusty Pruitt "Part 1--Relationships" "Part 2--Sexual Ethics" September-October 1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 21

MCC Long Beach, Celebrate Your Pride at Christmas III; Handel's Young Messiah with Christmas Carols December 1992

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 22

Dish, starring Steven J. McCarthy with special guest Rev. Dr. Dusty Pruitt 1993

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 23

Go Tell It!, Soul Searcher Ministries: episodes with Rev. Dr. Dusty Pruitt and Rev. Troy Perry 1993

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 24

Our Voices on BET, with guests Rev. Dusty Pruitt and Perry Watkins circa 1993

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 25

To Support and Defend: The Role of Homosexuals in the Military 1993

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 26

Tom Swann and ACLU vs. United States Navy news reports; CSPAN coverage of 1993 March on Washington; unedited footage of March on Washington circa 1993

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 27

MCC, Charismatic Conference '93 Healing Service with Rev. Dr. Dusty Pruitt [master] February 13, 1993

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 28

MCC Long Beach, Resurrection Cantata "We Worship with Risen Christ!" Easter Sunday April 11, 1993

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 29-30

MCC Long Beach, Sunday Morning Worship with Rev. Dusty Pruitt May 2, 1993

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 31-32

MCC Long Beach, Sunday Morning Worship with Rev. Dusty Pruitt, Mother's Day May 9, 1993

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 33-34

MCC Long Beach, Sunday Morning Worship with Rev. Dusty Pruitt May 16, 1993

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 35-36

MCC Long Beach, Sunday Morning Worship with Rev. Dusty Pruitt, Pentecost Sunday May 30, 1993

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 37-38

MCC Long Beach, Sunday Morning Worship with Rev. Dusty Pruitt June 6, 1993

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 39

MCC Long Beach, with Rev. Dusty Pruitt June 13, 1993

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 4, Item 40

MCC Long Beach, Sunday Morning Worship with Rev. Dusty Pruitt June 20, 1993

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 5, Item 1

MCC Long Beach, Charismatic Conference '94 Healing Service with Rev. Dr. Dusty Pruitt February 19, 1994

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 5, Item 2

MCC Long Beach, Rev. Dr. Dusty Pruitt 14th Anniversary September 11, 1994

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 5, Item 3-4

MCC Long Beach and MCC Los Angeles, The Gift Of Christmas! at the Ebell Club December 18, 1994

General Physical Description note: 2 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 5, Item 5

MCC San Diego, Rev. Dr. Major Dusty Pruitt and Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer; Special Music: Sharon Feilds [sic] May 28, 1995

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 5, Item 6

Christians Discuss Gay Theology, a film series by Everett Hatcher III; Episode #1 "Lesbianism"; Episode #2 "The Bible and Homosexuality" circa 1998

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 5, Item 7

Christians Discuss Gay Theology, a film series by Everett Hatcher III; Episode #6 "Inside the Metropolitan Community Church"; Episode #1 "Lesbianism" circa 1998

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 5, Item 8

Colorado Inside Out Live! "Gay Veterans" November 10, 1999

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) (59 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 5, Item 9

9/11 [documentary on CBS], hosted by Robert DeNiro circa 2002

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 5, Item 10

AIDS vigil and AIDS; 700 Club, AIDS and Ex-Gay No date

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 5, Item 11

MCC Long Beach, Christmas Cantata No date

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Box 5, Item 12

[Untitled] Distributed by The Video Project No date

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.