First Church of One Brotherhood Collection
Span Dates: 1956-1976
Volume: .1 linear foot
This collection includes membership card, event programs, publicity material, flyers, clippings and other material documenting activities of the First Church of One Brotherhood (FCOB). The non-denominational church, founded by Charles (Chuck) Rowland, was intended to address the spiritual needs of religious gay men.
The First Church of One Brotherhood was established in 1956 by Charles (Chuck) D. Rowland, a co-founder of the Mattachine Society and a member of ONE, Inc. The non-denominational church was intended to address the spiritual needs of religious gay men; its literature also outlined an early, ambitious program of social services for the gay and lesbian community. A retrospective article written by Jim Kepner is available in the collection.
An online finding aid is available.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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Los Angeles, California, 90007
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