Papers of the Clergy Consultation Service
Scope and Contents
These materials collected by E. Spencer Parsons consist of articles, newspaper ephemera, correspondence, minutes of meetings, membership rosters, and sermons and addresses related to the activities of the Clergy Consultation Service between 1968 and 1976. A book on the history of the organization is also included: Arlene Carmen and Howard Moody, Abortion Counseling and Social Change: from Illegal Act to Medical Practice; The Story of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion (1973).
- Parsons, E. Spencer (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question unless otherwise designated.
Language of Materials
E. Spencer Parsons served as chairman of both the Chicago Clergy Consultation Service on Problem Pregnancies, and the Illinois Clergy Consultation Service. This collection contains articles and newspaper ephemera on abortion, his files related to the National Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion (1969-1973), the Chicago Clergy Consultation Service on Problem Pregnancies (1967-1973), and the Illinois Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights (1974-1979). The collection includes articles, newspaper ephemera, correspondence, minutes of meetings, membership rosters, sermons and addresses.
Method of Acquisition
E. Spencer Parsons, dean of Rockefeller Chapel of the University of Chicago, donated this collection on the Clergy Consultation Service and its activities to the McCormick Library in October 1999.
Collection processed by Sigrid Pohl Perry in July 2000 and encoded by her into XMetaL in September 2004.
- Abortion Counseling Service
- Abortion services
- Brown, Ralph E., 1929-2008
- Campbell, William J. (William Joseph), 1905-1988
- Carmen, Arlene
- Chicago (Ill.)
- Illinois Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights
- Ketchum, Jesse
- Miller, Vern, 1928-
- Moody, Howard, 1921-2012
- National Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion
- Parsons, E. Spencer
- Pastoral counseling
- Ruether, Rosemary Radford
- Ticktin, Max D.
- Woods, Denis
- Guide to the Papers of the Clergy Consultation Service
- Sigrid Pohl Perry
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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