Jan Marinissen collection the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH) records

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
657 Mission Street, #300
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2013


Descriptive Summary

Title: Jan Marinissen collection the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH) records
Dates: 1963-1975
Collection Number: 2006-18
Creator/Collector:
Extent: .6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94105
Abstract: This collection primarily contains materials related to the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH) and includes organizational records; correspondence and memos; board and member meeting minutes; conference materials; financial records; mass mailings; publications; and writings and bibliographies on the church and homosexuality.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Publication Rights

Copyright has been assigned to the GLBT Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

Jan Marinissen collection the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH) records. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Stephen McNeil August 25, 2012.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection primarily contains materials related to the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH). Jan Marinissen (1928-2002) was the Rehabilitation Secretary of CRH and served on its board. An ordained minister associated with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Marinissen was a longtime advocate of, and influence on, the inmates’ rights and prison reform movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Materials from CRH date from approximately 1963 to 1970 and include organizational records; correspondence and memos; board and member meeting minutes; conference materials; financial records; mass mailings; publications; and writings and bibliographies on the church and homosexuality. Newsletters were transferred to the GLBTHS Periodical Collection. The collection includes materials from other homophile organizations, including the Daughters of Bilitis, the Mattachine Society, the National Legal Defense Fund, the Society for Individual Rights and the Tavern Guild of Southern California. Many of these concern CRH. The collection also includes a flyer for “Ten Days in August,” an “unparalleled educational and social program planned by SF Homophile Organizations”; materials from AFSC; documents from Join Hands, a San Francisco-based collective that advocated for the rights of gay men in California's State prisons; and materials from the Eureka Valley Police Community Relations Coalition and Safe Streets Committee, including a newsletter, and flyers for a neighborhood symposium to improve attitudes between police, gays and straights. These date from 1972-1975. The materials in the collection are photocopies, not originals.

Indexing Terms

Council on Religion and the Homosexual (San Francisco, Calif.)

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