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Title:John C. Graves papers
Dates:1971-1996 (bulk 1975-1980)
Call Number:M83

Scope and Content Note

This collection was amassed by John C. Graves, a Boston-area gay activist, educator, psychotherapist, and opera singer. The collection documents gay and lesbian community groups in Boston from the early 1970s through the 1990s. A large portion of the collection is related to the Homophile Community Health Service, and includes the mission statement, organizational charts, budgets, and reports. Organizational materials concerning the Gay Academic Union of New England and New York are also found in this collection. Also of interest are materials pertaining to religious organizations in Boston that served the gay community, including the Metropolitan Community Church, Dignity, and the Greater Boston Lesbian/Gay Interfaith Coalition.