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Faith Temple Church Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2023.030

Content Description

Materials documenting the history of Faith Temple Church and the African American LGBTQ+ community in Washington, DC.

Acquisition Type



Robert Michael Vanzant donated the Faith Temple Church Collection to the Library in the summer of 2012. A program on September 15, 2012 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library honoring Faith Temple Church members and celebrating the donation of the collection included the signing of the Deed of Gift. The signed Deed is missing from the Donor File.

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Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

This is an unprocessed collection and might be stored at an offsite location. Materials within this collection have limited or no organization and a detailed content description is unavailable. Collection has been placed in the queue for future processing.


  • Creation: 1979 - 2012


18 Linear feet (18 boxes of publications, announcements, flyers, correspondence.)

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Box 1: Announcements/flyers; newspaper articles; correspondence (incoming); correspondence (outgoing); church bulletins/programs. Box 2: Church Bulletins/Programs Box 3: Church Bulletins/Programs; Faith Temple-related publications Box 4: Faith Temple and general LGBTQ+ publications Box 5: General LGBTQ Publications Box 6: General LGBTQ publications newsletters; James Tinney’s works; photographs Box 7: Photographs; Miscellaneous Boxes 8-11: Miscellaneous materials Boxes 12-13: Oversize items Boxes 14-18: Miscellaneous items