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Frances Curry Kerr Records concerning inclusion at Myers Park Baptist Church

 Collection
Identifier: MS0485

Scope and Contents

The Frances Curry Kerr records related to inclusion at Myers Park Baptist Church is comprised of five folders of printed records related to congregational dialogue and the resulting policy changes concerning matters of sexuality at Myers Park Baptist Church. In particular the records document the question of inclusion for LGBT people in the congregation. Included are committee reports, questionnaires and congregational responses, e-mails, correspondence, planning documents, position statements, news clippings, flyers, and other printed materials.

Dates

  • 1995 - 2014
  • 1995 - 2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Frances Curry Kerr Records Concerning Inclusion at Byers Park Baptist Church are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical Note

In 1994, Frances C. Kerr (Mrs. George) was asked to lead a group of Myers Park Baptist Church (Charlotte, NC) members to examine matters of sexuality as it pertained to the mission and covenant of the church. Mrs. Kerr had an M.ED in counseling and was the mother of a lesbian in that community and had been a member of the church since 1957. By 2002, the Board of Deacons of MPBC accepted a proposal to change the covenant to read, "We covenant to be a community of God's creation and affirm that we are open to all and closed to none." This was the result of the committee's work over the previous 8 years.

Extent

0.29 Linear Feet (1 box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frances Curry Kerr, 2014.

Note

Forms part of the King-Henry-Brockington LGBTQ+ Archive.
Title
Frances Curry Kerr Records concerning inclusion at Myers Park Baptist Church
Status
Completeexceptcataloging
Date
2014
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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