Inventory of the Roy Birchard: Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Collection

Lucinda Glenn Rand
Graduate Theological Union Archives
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Inventory of the Roy Birchard: Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Collection

Collection number: GTU 91-12-01

Graduate Theological Union Archives

Graduate Theological Union

Berkeley, California
Processed by:
Lucinda Glenn Rand
Date Completed:
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© 2006 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Roy Birchard: Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches collection
Dates: 1961-1998
Collection number: GTU 91-12-01
Creator: Birchard, Roy
Collection Size: 23 boxes, 1 folio

19 linear ft.
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Abstract: This collection contains materials from the life of Roy Birchard, who was a leader in the early years of the Metropolitan Community Church. He served in a number of leadership roles in various locations, including New York and San Francisco. The materials include working files, personal papers, correspondence, newsclippings, periodicals, audiotapes, videotapes, photographs, and computer disks.
Physical location: Boxes 1-12, 2/G/4 - 2/H/1; Boxes 13-23, 2/J/4-2/K/2
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


Collection is open for research. Four boxes are restricted. Boxes 11, 13, and 14 are closed until 2031. Box 12 is closed until 2050.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union 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 by the reader.

Preferred Citation

Roy Birchard: Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches collection, GTU 91-12-01. Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Roy Birchard, 1991.

Biography / Administrative History

Adrian Roy Birchard was born in Middlebury, Vermont, to Adrian Birchard and Winifred Marion Killoran on July 26, 1943. Birchard grew up in nearby Shoreham, graduating from high school in 1961. He received his A.B. from Berea College, Kentucky, 1965, majoring in English; and B.D. from Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1969. He was ordained in June 1969 by the Addison Association, Vermont Conference, United Church of Christ. Birchard returned to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, entering a Ph.D. program in English. While there, he came out as gay and became an activist for gay rights. He returned to New York and worked, 1970-75 for the Department of Mission Interpretation of the United Presbyterian Church as an administrative assistant and copy editor.
Birchard became active in the Gay Activist's Alliance, New York. After the arrival of the Rev. Howard Wells, Metropolitan Community Church missionary to New York, he participated in founding MCC, New York, served on the Board of Directors, then as pastor, 1973-75. Roy became active in the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, serving in several pastorates through 1994, including Tidewater, Virginia; St. Louis, Missouri; All God's Children, Minneapolis; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Golden Gate, San Francisco. Other MCC denominational service includes the Ministerial Credentials and Affairs Committee, the Board of Elders, Editor of The Gay Christian, and Director of the MCC Washington Office. Beginning in 1985, Roy's interest and energies led to work with Asian gay and lesbian issues. In 1994, he began attending the independent First United Lutheran Church, San Francisco (the church having been expelled from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for retaining an openly-gay pastor). His UFMCC ministerial credentials expired in 1996.
The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches was founded October 1968 in Los Angeles, CA by the Rev. Troy D. Perry. Perry understood himself called by God to begin not just a gay church, but a church which would be founded on the love of God for all persons. The Metropolitan Community Church was to offer a welcome to all persons, and stand for Christian Social Justice, advocating both the secular and religious rights of all.
The UFMCC has grown into a worldwide denomination with over 300 churches, headquartered still in Los Angeles. For a history of Perry and the UFMCC, see: Don't Be Afraid Anymore: The Story of Reverend Troy Perry and the Metropolitan Community Churches by Troy D. Perry with Thomas L.P. Swicegood (St. Martin's Press: New York, 1990); BX9896 Z8 P47 1990. See also: Our Tribe, Nancy Wilson (Harper Collins: 1995); BR115.H6 W55 1995.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection came from the donor's home in two sections. The first section of the collection containing material from 1961-91 was received in 1991 and processed in 1997. The second section containing material from 1990-98 (with some earlier material included) was received in 1998 and processed in 2000. All file folder headings are original to the donor. The donor arranged materials chronologically by year. The first section of the collection comprising Boxes 1-12 has been arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetical within the year. The first section of the collection had sustained some water and mold damage. One foot of material, ca. 1961-71, concerning Berea College and Union Theological Seminary was discarded due to severe mold damage. Some periodicals (see Boxes 9-10) were water damaged, but retained in the collection -- included are In Unity, The Gay Christian, and Journey. The second section of the collection comprising Boxes 13-23 has been given an alphabetical arrangement.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Perry, Troy D.
Woo, Franklin J.
Smith, Freda
Kam, Crayne
Yeh, Johnny
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches--History--Sources
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches--Clergy
Gay Clergy
Clergy--Political activity
Gays--Religious life
Homosexuality--Religious aspects
Gay Liberation movement--Religious aspects
Ordination of Gays
Ordination--Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
Church work with gays--United States
AIDS (Disease)--History--Sources
AIDS (Disease)--Religious aspects
Church work with Asian Americans
Asia-Christianity-20th Century

Separated Material


Added to the GTU Library collection:
  • Crew, Louie, ed., The Gay Academic (ETC Publications: Palm Springs, CA, 1978). HQ76.5 G38 1978
  • Gearhart, Sally and William R. Johnson, Loving Women/Loving Men: Gay Liberation and the Church (Glide Publications: San Francisco, CA, 1974). BR115 H6 G4
  • Gross, Alfred A., A Primer of Ethics (St. Paul's Press: Sandy, OR, 1971). BJ1251 G76 1971
  • Jones, Clinton R., Homosexuality and Counseling (Fortress Press: Philadelphia, PA, 1974). HQ76.3 U5 J63
  • Jones, Clinton R., What About Homosexuality? A Youth Forum Book (Thomas Nelson, Inc.: Nashville, TN, 1972). HQ76.3 U5 J64
  • Lee, Ronald D., Frank Melleno, and Robert Mullis, Gay Men Speak: The Yes Book of Sex (Multi Media Resource Center: San Francisco, CA, 1973). HQ76 L43 1973
  • Perry, Troy D. with Thomas L.P. Swicegood, Don't Be Afraid Anymore: The Story of Troy Perry and the Metropolitan Community Churches (St. Martin's Press: New York, NY, 1990). BX9896 Z8 P47 1990
  • Schave, Evelyn, For Such a Time as This! (T-E-N Press: [ ? ], 1997).
  • Teal, Donn, The Gay Militants (Stein and Day: New York, NY, 1971). HQ76 T4 1971
  • Wilson, Nancy, Our Tribe: Queer Folks, God, Jesus, and the Bible (Harper: San Francisco, CA, 1995). BR115 H6 W55 1995


Removed items
  • Three Weeks in July by John Coriolan (Renaissance House: New York, 1975), paperback, 8.5 x 11 in., signed by author, 12/3/75: Given to the Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.
  • The Pinnicle, 2 bound volumes of the student newspaper, Berea College, ca. 1963-65. Discarded.

Container List

Box:folder 1:1

Composition papers 1961

Box:folder 1:2

Correspondence from Grandmother, re: Grandfather 1963

Box:folder 1:3

Personal Correspondence 1963-65

Box:folder 1:4

Pinnacle: Berea College publication; correspondence 1964

Box:folder 1:5

Political activities 1965, 1967

Box:folder 1:6

Manuscript: "No Continuing City" n.d. (ca. 1965)

Box:folder 1:7-8

Niebuhr's Theology Course 1968

Box:folder 1:9-10

Union Theological Seminary

Box:folder 1:9

Course papers 1969

Box:folder 1:10

Commencement 1969

Box:folder 1:11

Articles on Homosexuality 1969-71

Box:folder 1:11a-15

Gay Liberation (contains various materials, and materials from the Gay Activist Alliance, New York) 1970-71

Box:folder 1:16

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] General Conference 1971-73

Box:folder 1:17

Fruits of the Cloth 1972

Box:folder 1:18

"Gay Christian" advertising campaign (see also Boxes 9 and 10) 1972

Box:folder 1:19-25

Gay Liberation: contains various materials, and materials from the Gay Activist Alliance, New York; and the Metropolitan Community Church, New York 1972

Box:folder 2:1-3

Bill Johnson Case, ordination of Gays 1972

Box:folder 2:4-6, 10-15

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1972-73

Box:folder 2:4

Publication Committee 1972

Box:folder 2:5

New York, Board of Directors 1972

Box:folder 2:6

Northeast District 1972

Box:folder 2:10

General Conference 1973

Box:folder 2:11-13

New York 1973

Box:folder 2:14-15

Northeast District 1973

Box:folder 2:7-9

United Church of Christ 1972-74

Box:folder 2:16

Preston's Gay Task Force 1973

Box:folder 2:17

Spanish Work, Jose Mojica 1973


Note: Northeast District UFMCC Report, August 1973; removed to legal size Small Collections Box 7:7, Shelf 3/A/4
Box:folder 2:18

National Council of Churches 1974

Box:folder 2:19-29, 3:1

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1974

Box:folder 2:19-21

Board of Elders 1974

Box:folder 2:22

General Conference, San Francisco 1974

Box:folder 2:23

Hartford, Study group 1974

Box:folder 2:24-26

Northeast District 1974

Box:folder 2:27-29

New York 1974

Box:folder 3:1

Washington Office 1974

Box:folder 3:2

National Council of Churches Task Force on Gay People in the Church 1974

Box:folder 3:3

Seminar: Crisis at Concordia Seminary 1974

Box:folder 3:4

Bela Abzug Bill: HR 166 1975

Box:folder 3:5

Dignity 1975

Box:folder 3:6

Gays and Federal Government Conference 1975

Box:folder 3:7

Holy Unions 1975

Box:folder 3:8

Integrity 1975

Box:folder 3:9-30

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1975

Box:folder 3:9

Albany, NY 1975

Box:folder 3:10

Baltimore 1975

Box:folder 3:11

Board of Elders 1975

Box:folder 3:12

Boston 1975

Box:folder 3:13

Brooklyn, NY 1975

Box:folder 3:14-15

General 1975

Box:folder 3:16

General conference, Dallas 1975

Box:folder 3:17

Hartford, CT 1975

Box:folder 3:18

Hispana 1975

Box:folder 3:19-23

New York, NY 1975

Box:folder 3:24

Northeast District 1975

Box:folder 3:25

Philadelphia, PA 1975

Box:folder 3:26

Providence, RI 1975

Box:folder 3:27

Public Relations Committee 1975

Box:folder 3:28

Washington, D.C. 1975

Box:folder 3:29

Washington Office 1975

Box:folder 3:30

Worcester, MA 1975

Box:folder 3:31-32

National Council of Churches 1975

Box:folder 3:33

National Task Force on Gay People in the Church 1975

Box:folder 3:34

Presbyterian Gay Caucus 1975

Box:folder 4:1-2

United Church of Christ Gay Caucus 1975-77

Box:folder 4:3

United Methodist Gay Caucus 1975

Box:folder 4:4-5

Advocate International Conference, Chicago 1976

Box:folder 4:6

ALS Advocacy Group 1976

Box:folder 4:7

Birchard, Ministerial Reports 1976-81

Box:folder 4:8

Gays on the Hill 1976

Box:folder 4:9-10

Gay Rights National Lobby 1976-80

Box:folder 4:11

Lutherans Concerned for Gay People 1976

Box:folder 4:12-26

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1976

Box:folder 4:12

Board of Elders 1976

Box:folder 4:13-21

General Conference, Washington, D.C. 1976

Box:folder 4:22

Northeast District 1976

Box:folder 4:23-24

New York 1976

Box:folder 4:25

Washington, D.C. 1976

Box:folder 4:26

Washington office 1976

Box:folder 4:27

News clippings 1976

Box:folder 4:28

Quixote Center 1976

Box:folder 4:29

Conference of Gay Jews 1977

Box:folder 4:30

Ecumenism 1977

Box:folder 4:31-32, 5:1-11

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1977

Box:folder 4:31

Board of Elders 1977

Box:folder 4:32

Campus Ministry 1977

Box:folder 5:1-2

General 1977

Box:folder 5:3

General Conference 1977

Box:folder 5:4

Northeast District 1977

Box:folder 5:5

Tidewater 1977

Box:folder 5:6-9

Washington D.C. 1977

Box:folder 5:10-11

Washington Office 1977-79

Box:folder 5:12

White House Meeting 3/26/77

Box:folder 5:13

Gay Academic Union 1978-80

Box:folder 5:14-27

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1978

Box:folder 5:14

Board of Elders 1978

Box:folder 5:15

General 1978

Box:folder 5:16-17

St. Louis 1978

Box:folder 5:18-22

Tidewater, VA 1978

Box:folder 5:23

Mid-Atlantic District 1978

Box:folder 5:24

Mid-Central District 1978

Box:folder 5:25-26

Ministerial Credentials and Affairs Committee: Subcommittee on Standards 1978-80

Box:folder 5:27

Washington, D.C. 1978

Box:folder 5:28-29

Norfolk Coalition for Human Rights/VA Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights 1978

Box:folder 6:1

Concerned Citizens Against Violence 1979

Box:folder 6:2

Darwyn Apple Benefit Concert 1979

Box:folder 6:3-5

Ecumenism 1979

Box:folder 6:6

Gay Liberation 1979

Box:folder 6:7

Homosexuality and the Bible 1979

Box:folder 6:8

Insurance 1979

Box:folder 6:9-10

March on Washington October 1979

Box:folder 6:11-20

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1979

Box:folder 6:11

General 1979

Box:folder 6:12-14

General Conference 1979

Box:folder 6:15-20

St. Louis 1979

Box:folder 6:21

National Gay Task Force 1979

Box:folder 6:22-25

Christ Seminary - Seminex; General, Brochures, Courses, Newsletters 1980

Box:folder 6:26

"The Cycle of Pastoral Changes of the UFMCC During the Years 1971 through 1980", Deborah Gendron 1980

Box:folder 6:27-28

Ecumenism 1980

Box:folder 6:29

Iris 1980

Box:folder 6:30, 7:1-11

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1980

Box:folder 6:30

Board of Elders 1980

Box:folder 7:1-2

Circuit Riding 1980

Box:folder 7:3

General 1980

Box:folder 7:4

Ministerial Credentials and Affairs Committee, Manual on the Ministry 1980

Box:folder 7:5

Mid-Central District 1980

Box:folder 7:6-7

St. Louis 1980

Box:folder 7:8-9

St. Louis, Bulletins and Sermons 1980

Box:folder 7:10

St. Louis, Resignation 1980

Box:folder 7:11

Washington Office 1980

Box:folder 7:12

Magnolia (Committee for Gay March, St. Louis) 1980

Box:folder 7:13

"No Bad News" (Gay Newspaper, St. Louis) 1980

Box:folder 7:14

Personal 1980

Box:folder 7:15

Samaritan Theological Institute 1980

Box:folder 7:16-17

Christ Seminary-Seminex 1981

Box:folder 7:18-19

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1981

Box:folder 7:18

Board of Elders 1981

Box:folder 7:19

Mid-Central District 1981

Box:folder 7:20-21

Love Stories of the Bible (Seminex course) 1981

Box:folder 7:22-23

Personal 1981

Box:folder 7:24-25

Christ Seminary-Seminex course, Prophets 1982

Box:folder 7:26-27

Course 1982

Box:folder 7:26

OT Wisdom Literature 1982

Box:folder 7:27

Worship (Dominican) 1982

Box:folder 7:28

Media Ethics 1982

Box:folder 8:1

National Council of Churches Application 1982

Box:folder 8:2-3

Search for Pastorate 1982

Box:folder 8:4-7

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1983

Box:folder 8:4

General Conference 1983

Box:folder 8:5-6

All God's Children Church, Minneapolis, MN 1984

Box:folder 8:7

Christian Education/Discipleship: Proposal 1984

Box:folder 8:8

Advocate article: The Joy of Gay Spirituality; Troy Perry and Malcolm Boyd April 2, 1985

Box:folder 8:9

"Breaking the Silence; Overcoming the Fear", Homophobia Education, Presbyterian Church 1985

Box:folder 8:10-15

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1985

Box:folder 8:10

Board of Elders 1985

Box:folder 8:11-13

General Conference, Sacramento 1985

Box:folder 8:14-15

Hawaii 1985

Box:folder 8:16

Pastorate Search 1985

Box:folder 8:17

Asian Issues 1985

Box:folder 8:18

Hawaii 1985

Box:folder 8:19

Crayne Kam, Golden Gate MCC (San Francisco, CA) 1987

Box:folder 8:20-24

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1987

Box:folder 8:20

All God's Children Church Growth Information Packet 1987

Box:folder 8:21

Correspondence 1987-89

Box:folder 8:22-23

Golden Gate (San Francisco, CA) 1987

Box:folder 8:24

World Church Extension 1987

Box:folder 8:25

Personal 1987

Box:folder 8:26-27

Asia and Asian-Americans 1988

Box:folder 8:28

Cults and Religion 1988

Box:folder 8:29

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance 1988

Box:folder 8:30

Gay Issues, articles 1988

Box:folder 9:1

Hawaii 1988

Box:folder 9:2

Image Magazine, SF Examiner, Nov. 6, 1988: "Ten Days that Shook San Francisco" (Jim Jones and People's Temple suicides; and the assassination of Harvey Milk and George Moscone) 1988

Box:folder 9:3-7

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1988

Box:folder 9:3-4

General 1988

Box:folder 9:5-6

Northwest District 1988

Box:folder 9:7

San Francisco 1988

Box:folder 9:8

People of Color 1988

Box:folder 9:9-10

Personal 1988

Box:folder 9:11

AIDS news clippings 1989

Box:folder 9:12-14

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1989

Box:folder 9:12-13

Golden Gate 1989

Box:folder 9:14

Northwest District 1989

Box:folder 9:15

Personal 1989

Box:folder 9:16

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC], Northwest District Conference 1990

Box:folder 9:17-40, 10:1-28

Publications 1972-84

Box:folder 9:17-37

In Unity Oct-Sep 1975-79 Oct-Sep 1979-82

Scope and Content Note

Note: Issues from October 1979 to September 1982 are all water damaged
Box:folder 9:38-40, 10:1-5

The Gay Christian Jul 1972 - Second Quarter 1982

Box:folder 10:6-24

Journey Nov 1982 - Sep 1984

Scope and Content Note

Note: All these issues are water damaged
Box:folder 10:28

Scene & Machine, v.3:10-11, 4:1 Oct 1975 - Jan 1976

Box:folder 10:25-26

Correspondence 1975-82

Box:folder 10:25

In Unity 1975-79

Box:folder 10:26

The Gay Christian 1979-82

Box:folder 10:27

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC], New York Mar-May 1972

Box:folder 11

Metropolitan Community Church [MCC] 1974-81

Box:folder 11

Ministerial Credentials Committee 1974-81

Scope and Content Note

RESTRICTED (Closed: to be opened in 2031)
Box:folder 11

South Atlantic District Review Committee 1980-81

Scope and Content Note

RESTRICTED (Closed: to be opened in 2031)
Box:folder 12

Personal correspondence n.d.

Scope and Content Note

RESTRICTED (Closed: to be opened in 2050)
Box:folder 13-14

Prayer Journals 1969 1976 1980-89 1990-96

Scope and Content Note

RESTRICTED (Closed: to be opened in 2031)
Box:folder 15:1

Aids and HIV information brochures n.d.

Box:folder 15:2

Answered Prayers Project 1981

Box:folder 15:3-28

Roy Birchard

Box:folder 15:3

Christmas letter 1997

Box:folder 15:4

Personal correspondence 1967-69

Box:folder 15:5-6

Draft/Selective Service Resistance 1968-69

Box:folder 15:7-10

Manuscripts and Writings

Box:folder 15:7

"September 1963" MSS 1963

Box:folder 15:8

Prose Writing notebook 1964-65

Box:folder 15:9

Untitled MSS n.d.

Box:folder 15:10

Berea College, Writings ca. 1965

Box:folder 15:11-28, 16:1-11

Personal 1976-93

Scope and Content Note

Note:Each year has a file. Included in these files are materials Roy found of personal interest during that year: personal correspondence, event flyers and programs, news clippings, organizations' brochures and newsletters.
Box:folder 16:12

China Christian Council (Franklin Woo) 1994-96

Box:folder 16:13

China News Update (Presbyterian Church) 1990-95

Box:folder 16:14

China Talk: United Methodist Church China Program Newsletter 1992-96

Box:folder 16:15-20

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) 1990-96

Box:folder 16:21

Gay Couples ca. 1980-84

Box:folder 16:22

Gay Pride Guide, St. Louis, MO 1991

Box:folder 16:23

Chris Glaser Novel: "Tommy" (unpublished) undated

Box:folder 16:24

Hawaii 1990

Box:folder 16:25-26, 17:1-3

International Asian Ministry (IAM) 1990-95 1996

Box:folder 17:4

"Many Names" (diverse religious traditions) n.d.

Box:folder 17:5-8

Metropolitan Community Homes, Inc., Board Minutes and other materials 1993-96

Box:folder 17:9

Newsletters Out in the Mountains and Prodigal 1993-1994

Box:folder 17:9

Ecumenical Trends (1 issue) 1992

Box:folder 17:9

Life of Christ (1 issue) 1992

Box:folder 17:9

Out in the Mountains (1 issue) 1993

Box:folder 17:9

Prodigal (1 issue) 1994

Box:folder 17:10

Ordination: St. Paulus Lutheran Church: Jeff Johnson, Ruth Frost, Phyllis Zillhart 1/20/1990

Box:folder 17:11-15

Photographs (see also Folio 1)

Box:folder 17:11

UFMCC Board of Elders, San Francisco General Conference: John Gill, Richard Vincent, Jim Sandmire, Troy Perry, John Hose, Freda Smith, Roy Birchard 1974

Box:folder 17:12

Ordination: Rev. Larry Bernier, MCC Boston: Nancy Wilson, Larry Bernier, Paul Breton, Troy Perry, Roy Birchard, Keith Davis 1975

Box:folder 17:13

Installation: Rev. James Sandmire, MCC Los Angeles: Lee Carlton, Roy birchard, Richard Vincent, Troy Perry, John Gill, John Hose, James Sandmire, Freda Smith 1975

Box:folder 17:14

Opening the MCC Office for National Affairs, Washington, D.C.: Troy Perry, Roy Birchard, Adam DeBaugh, Jack Isbell, Michael England ca. 1975

Box:folder 17:15

Roy Birchard 1997

Box:folder 17:16-19

Presbyterian China Trip 1993

Box:folder 17:20

Teaching English as a Second Language 1993-95

Box:folder 17:21-22

Thesis: Roy Birchard, "An Exegesis of the Anthitheses of the Sermon on the Mount." Union Theological Seminary 1969

Box:folder 17:23-30, 18:1-3

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) 1990-1994 1995-1996

Scope and Content Note

Note:Each year has a file. Included in these files are the general materials generated by Roy's work with the denomination during that year: general correspondence, newsletters, announcements, instructional or informational memos, programs, flyers, and brochures.
Box:folder 18:4


Box:folder 18:5

Clergy Manual 1992-1993

Box:folder 18:6-11

Correspondence (Incoming and outgoing between Roy and the general UFMCC and persons connected with the denomination.) 1990-1996

Box:folder 18:12

Task Force on World Church Extension 1988

Box:folder 18:13-17

General Conferences, Programs, Reports and Directives 1987 1991 1993

Box:folder 18:18

Judiciary Committee 1985

Box:folder 18:19-28

Northwest District 1990-1996

Scope and Content Note

Note:Each year has a file. Included in these files are the general materials generated by Roy's work with the district during that year: general correspondence, newsletters, announcements, instructional or informational memos, programs, flyers, and brochures.
Box:folder 19:1-6

Wednesday Letter 1990-1996

Box:folder 19:7-30

Church Pastorates (Churches Roy Served)

Box:folder 19:7-30

All God's Children MCC, Minneapolis 1983-85

Box:folder 19:7-30

20th Anniversary book 1994

Box:folder 19:7-30

Diablo Valley MCC, California 1994-95

Box:folder 19:7-30

Golden Gate MCC, San Francisco 1990-96

Box:folder 19:7-30

Rev. James Sandmire Memorial 1989

Box:folder 19:7-30

Hawaii MCC 1985-87

Box:folder 19:7-30

San Francisco MCC 1974 1990-1991

Box:folder 19:31-33

Union Theological Seminary: papers, correspondence, financial aid, activities 1966-1969

Box:folder 19:34

First United Lutheran Church, San Francisco 1995

Box:folder 19:35

Franklin and Jean Woo, correspondence 1993-1995

Box 20

Computer Disks (18 disks): Starting in late 1996, Roy offered word processing disks rather than paper files to the Archives. November 1996 - March 1998

Box 21-22

Daily Calendars 1975-1985 1986-1993

Box 23

Audiocassette Tapes (no order)

Box 23

UFMCC General Conference

Box 23

Morning Service; Evening Service (3 tapes) 1974

Box 23

Moderator's Address - Rev. Elder Troy Perry; Evening Worship, July 15 - Rev. Elder Freda Smith; Morning Worship, July 18 - Dr. Daniel Maguire (3 tapes) 1991

Box 23

The Best of Rev. Elder Freda Smith: Purple Grass, Fig Tree; Jonah; Once I was Blind; "Dade" County Debate; Having Done All, To Stand; Martin Luther King Day; Living an Empowered Life (4 tapes) undated

Folio 1

Photograph (b/w, 11" x 14") - Installation of Rev. James Sandmire as Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles. Lee J. Carlton, James Sandmire, Freda Smith, Richard Vincent, Roy Birchard. (See also Box 17:11-15) Spring 1975

Tape 1-9


Tape 1

"Remembering Crayne Kam". Memorial tape for Crayne (5/11/1950 - 6/4/1994). Consists of a series of still photos with music. There is no narration or biographical information. None of the people, dates, places, or events in the photos are identified. 1994

Tape 2

"Crayne Kam". The videotape has two parts. The first part presents "Remembering Crayne Kam". The second part presents the funeral service for Crayne held July 10, 1994. 1994

Tape 3

"Christians Living with HIV: Crayne Kam". Two parts

Tape 3

Part 1: "Positive Faith: Christians with HIV", a documentary by Matthew Link, Missing Link Productions, 1994. The videotape presents a series of interviews of Christian men and one woman living with HIV. Last names are not used. The men are identified as: John, Crayne (and his lover Paul), and Dean. The Crayne interviewed is Crayne Kam. The woman is Tara. 1994

Tape 3

Part 2 is a segment from the television Channel 26, San Francisco, CA, on AIDS in the Chinese-American community and the organizations which can give information or help. The narration is in Chinese. Some of the short interviews are in English. Crayne Kam makes a short appearance. 1994

Tape 4-7

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches General Conference, Phoenix, AZ. Worship Services. Preachers are: Tape 4: Rev. Elder Troy D. Perry; Tape 5: Rev. Elder Freda Smith; Tape 6: Elder Larry Rodriquez; Tape 7: Rev. Dr. Fred Williams 1993

Tape 8

"China Trip: Sept. 20 - Oct. 7, 1993", edited by Franklin Woo. Contains highlights of the trip sponsored by the Presbyterian Church. There is no narration, just the sounds of the trip as filmed. Includes visits to Christian churches and organizations, and meetings with Christian leaders. See also files on the trip Box 17, ff. 16-19, and correspondence with Franklin Woo, Box 19, ff 35. 1993

Tape 9

"An Interview with Johnny Yeh in 1992". An unidentified female interviewer talks with Yeh, who was born in Taiwan, and moved to the United States in 1978, about the experience of coming out as a gay person in the Chinese culture. 1992