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Ellen M. Barrett papers (Ms.2007.009)

Brown University Library

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: Manuscripts: 401-863-3723; University Archives: 401-863-2148
Email: Manuscripts: hay@brown.edu; University Archives: archives@brown.edu

Collection Overview

Title: Ellen M. Barrett papers
Date range: 1946-2013
Creator: Barrett, Ellen M.
Extent: 21.0 Linear feet
Abstract: Ellen M. Barrett, a scholar specializing in medieval monastic history, was the first openly gay person, and one of the earliest women, to be ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. Beginning in 1975, when she was ordained deacon, through 1977 when she was ordained priest, the collection documents her path to ordination and the far reaching international reaction to her ordination. The collection covers her subsequent, nearly thirty-year career as priest in the Episcopal Church and her eventual postulancy in an Anglican women's monastic community.
Language of materials: English.
Repository: John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Collection number: Ms.2007.009