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Guide to the Pamela Bolen Collection on Washington Square United Methodist Church MC.181

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 04, 2018
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bolen, Pamela
Source - dnr: Bolen, Pamela
Title: Pamela Bolen Collection on Washington Square United Methodist Church
Dates [inclusive]: 1972-1980
Abstract: Pamela Bolen served on various boards and committees of the Washington Square United Methodist Church (WSUMC) in the 1970s. The collection contains materials Bolen created and gathered while at WSUMC. The collection consists of meeting minutes, reports, notebooks, printed ephemera, correspondence, publications, sheet music, by-laws, renovation proposals, and a research paper. Materials date from 1972 to 1980.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet in 1 manuscript box.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MC.181

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Biographical Note

Pamela Bolen received a BA in musicology from the University of California, Riverside, and a MA in religion from New York University. Bolen has worked at NYU in a number of positions, including Director of Career Planning and Placement (1988-1990), Director of Student Programming and Facilities (1990-2003), Executive Director of the Kimmel Center (2003-2011), and Consultant for Event and Conference Space Management (2011-2018).

Bolen served on boards and committees of the Washington Square United Methodist Church (WSUMC) for most of the 1970s. WSUMC was known as the Peace Church due to its anti-Vietnam activism. The church was also known for welcoming gays and lesbians as the church was the site for the Harvey Milk School of Lesbian and Gay Youth. Bolen served on the WSUMC Administrative Board, Staff/Parish Relations Committee, and was chairperson of the Renovations Committee.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials Bolen created and gathered while serving on boards and committees of the Washington Square United Methodist Church (WSUMC). Collection materials appear to be organized by Bolen as subject files relating to WSUMC events, programs, meetings, and projects. These record broadly address the church's history, renovation plans, and work with the gay and lesbian community. The collection consists of meeting minutes, reports, notebooks, newsletters, flyers, pamphlets, correspondence, publications, sheet music, press releases, by-laws, renovation proposals, and a research paper. Materials date from 1972 to 1980.

Arrangement

This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Bolen, Pamela

Subject Organizations

  • Washington Square United Methodist Church

Subject Topics

  • Methodist church.
  • Church work with gays.
  • Methodist church buildings.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use materials in the collection in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Pamela Bolen Collection on Washington Square United Methodist Church; MC 181; box number; folder number; New York University Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Pamela Bolen in 2005. The accession number associated with this collection is 05.008.

Processing Information

Processing decisions made prior to November 2018 have not been recorded.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Architectural History of the Washington Square United Methodist Church research paper by Anthony W. Robins
1978
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Arts
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Preservation plan
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Archival project
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Board of Trustees meetings
1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Newsletters
1977-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Homosexuality
1977-1979
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Publications
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Program
1974-1979
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Renovations
1978-1979
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Reports
1972-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Staff/Parish Relations Committee
1977-1979

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