Coll. 021: Robert P. Wheatly Collection Finding Aid


Coll. 021: Robert P. Wheatly Collection Finding Aid


Rev. Robert P. Wheatly, b. 1919 d. October 31, 2002, was a Gay Unitarian Universalist Minister and social justice pioneer who lived and worked in Massachusetts from 1949 until his death in 2002. He moved to the Boston area to attend Harvard Divinity School but did not finish the coursework. He lived in Cambridge until his death and was active in several positions in the Unitarian Universalist Church, LGBT groups, specifically in Boston and Cambridge and also groups related to aging and affordable housing groups.In 1998-2000 Rev. Wheatly had contacted THP concerning disposition of his collection of materials and papers related to LGBT issues. At his death, his partner, Kenneth J. English arranged with The History Project to receive his papers. Throughout his tenure as director of the Unitarian Universalist (U.U.) Office of Gay Concerns, he traveled extensively throughout North America to attend conferences and workshops, and speaking engagements associated with LGBT and church issues.


Wheatly, Robert P.


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