Religion and Spirituality

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Hillel at Dickinson College (Fall 1988)
Fall 1988

In this flier, the Hillel Council invites all students and members of the Dickinson community to four end-of-the-semester events: the council's monthly Shabbat dinner, a Chanukah celebration at Franklin and Marshall College, a Latke Party, and a...

Hillel at Dickinson College (Jan. 1989)
January 1989

The Hillel Council announces new Board members as well as upcoming events, including the Shabbat Dinner, a “How-To-Make-A-Challah” Get-Together, and a trip to New York City.

Hillel at Dickinson College (Sep. 1989)
September 1989

The Hillel Council announces upcoming events in this flier, including a pool party, Shabbat Dinner, Torah study, a Parent’s Weekend Bagel Brunch, and information on how to meet their their new advisor, Professor Norm Sharp.

Hillel Council Calendar of Events
September 1989

The Hillel Council’s calendar of events for September and October 1989.

Hillel (Oct. 1989)
October 1989

The Hillel Council announces upcoming events in this flier, including Professor Michael Walzer's lecture, an "Overnight in Hillel House" social event, Herbie’s Deli, and aa social meet-up at Franklin and Marshall. 

Hillel at Dickinson College (Nov. 1989)
November 1989

The Hillel Council announces upcoming events in this flier, including the monthly Shabbat Dinner, a Latke Party, the council's general meeting, a cookie sale, and a bagel brunch.

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August 28, 2013

Born in Chicago, IL in 1949 to a Catholic family, Mary Merriman joined the Air Force in 1967, where she struggled with her sexuality due to the environment, eventually becoming pregnant and discharging from the military before giving her son up...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Merruman, Mary - 081

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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September 20, 2013

Richard H. Hause was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, on May 21, 1947, moving to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, after he graduated from high school in 1965. After coming out to his family when he was eighteen, Richard began working for the State...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Hause, Richard H. - 045

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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October 27. 2013

Samuel Deetz was born in Quakertown (Pennsylvania), in 1951, on April 21st and was one of eight children. Sam’s father became a minister, which allowed his family to move from place to place over Sam’s young life. Sam’s family wanted him to...

Location: LGBT oral history - Deetz, Sam - 005

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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March 26, 2014

John Folby was born in Pittsburgh in 1947. He was the oldest of five children in an Irish-Italian Catholic family. He relocated to Harrisburg in 1975 with his partner. John continues to live with his partner in Harrisburg in a relationship...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Folby, John - 035

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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July 2, 2014

Brian Patchcoski was born in Scranton Pennsylvania, brought up in a very strong Irish, German, and Polish Roman Catholic family. Brian progressed through high school, working for a Catholic church for 10 years and expecting to go into the...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Patchcoski, Brian - 089

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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July, 22, 2014

Alanna Berger and Blaise Liffick are the co-founders of the Silent Witness Peacekeepers Organization. Alanna was born in 1954 in Hummelstown, PA. Before committing full time to Silent Witness, Alanna by profession worked as a systems analyst...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Berger, Alanna, and Liffick, Blaise - 007

Subject: LGBT History, Politics and Government, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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November 25, 2014

Becky Boone, who identifies as heterosexual, was raised in a religious family that was accepting of homosexuality, although they rarely discussed it. Her involvement with the Pembroke United Church of Christ in Harrisburg and as a parent of a...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Boone, Becky - 008

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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November 25, 2014

Mr. Boone is interviewed as an ally of the LGBT community. From a young age, he encountered members of the LBGT community but never judged or discriminated against them. He later joined the board of a Community Center, and through this Center...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Boone, Tom - 009

Subject: LGBT History, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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February 10, 2015

Kathy Fillman was born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania to an Irish family that had their own business. Although she describes her childhood as idyllic, Kathy lived with her grandparents and three cousins due to her mother’s alcoholism and attended a...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Fillman, Kathy - 033

Subject: Health and Medicine, LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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February 24, 2015

Mary Nancarrow grew up in a suburb of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the 1950s and 1960s with divorced parents and two siblings. After graduating from Shippensburg University, she became prominent in the women’s movement and the LGBT movement in...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Nancarrow, Mary - 084B

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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March 8, 2015

Maria Warren grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, in a religious family with both her blood-related and adopted siblings. Maria was very involved in her mother’s church, attending Sunday services, Bible study, and choir rehearsal, but realized that...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Warren, Maria - 123

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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March 24, 2015

Joy Verner was born in 1963 and grew up in Franklin Pennsylvania near Erie, Pa. Joy was one of three children and a mother and a father. She relocated to central Pennsylvania during graduate school where she attended school near Shippensburg. She...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Verner, Joy - 119

Subject: Dickinson College Organizations, Education, LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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April 29, 2015

Joy (Ufema) Counsel was raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania. After completing high school, Joy began studies to become a nurse at the Altoona Hospital, and later completed a nursing program at Harrisburg Area Community College. Joy worked in numerous...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Ufema Counsel, Joy - 116

Subject: Health and Medicine, LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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April 20, 2015

Lori Hatch-Rivera was born in Rockville Central, New York on Long Island in 1958. After Lori’s family moved to South Florida, Lori enrolled into what is now Palm Beach Atlantic University and graduated in 1989 with a degree in history. After...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Hatch-Rivera, Lori - 044

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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November 11, 2015

Cathy Nelson was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Staten Island, New York, at the age of two with her strict Italian-Swedish family. As a child, Cathy loved music and did well in school. She also participated in Catholic youth group...

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November 24, 2015

Don Haines was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and grew up there. In this interview he discusses his experience in Lancaster County as a gay man. He also discusses his experience in Columbia, PA and the acceptance that he has from his family and...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Haines, Don - 043

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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December 16, 2015

John Barns was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania. He comes from a family of farmers and is Pennsylvania Dutch. He grew up on a farm, joined the military during Vietnam, and then worked for the Pennsylvania government for 30 years. He discusses...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Barns, John - 005

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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April 9, 2016

Sabrina Valente was born in Baltimore, MD and lived most of her childhood and adolescence in Littlestown, PA in Adams County. She attended Eastern University for an undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies and Wagner College for a Master’s degree...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Valente, Sabrina - 117

Subject: Health and Medicine, LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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September 21, 2016

Anthony Silvestre was born in 1946 in the Bronx in New York. He grew up in a working-class, Italian neighborhood and is familiar with stigma. He began identifying as gay in the sixth grade, but went through school still in the closet. After high...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Silvestre, Anothony - 107

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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