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Call No.: 95-M24
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Sally M. Bucklee
Title: Sally M. Bucklee Collection on Board of Presenters v. the Reverend William A. Wendt, 1974-1976
Quantity: 20 microfiche
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Transcripts, court documents, speeches, etc., of Sally M. Bucklee, president of the Episcopal Women's Caucus and church activist.
Sally Mitchell Bucklee was elected to the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., in January 1972, the second woman to serve on the committee that must approve every person seeking ordination. She was also a voting member of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 1976, when it approved the ordination of women.In 1975, as a member of the Standing Committee, she served as a judge on the Appellate Court of the Diocese of Washington, D.C., when it heard a case entitled Board of Presenters v. the Reverend William A. Wendt. This case concerned a priest who had permitted Alison Cheek, who had been ordained in 1974, to celebrate the Eucharist in his church. In a 4-3 decision (with an all-male majority and all-female dissent), the Appellate Court upheld Rev. Wendt's conviction on the charge of disobeying a godly admonition of his bishop.
This collection consists of transcripts, opinions, and other court documents concerning Board of Presenters v. the Reverend William A. Wendt. Some documents are annotated, presumably by Sally M. Bucklee. Also included are speeches, clippings, and other papers about the trial.Copies of these microfiches are at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Berkeley, California), Episcopal Divinity School (Cambridge, Massachusetts), General Theological Seminary (New York, New York), Virginia Theological Seminary (Alexandria, Virginia), and the Center for Women at Douglass College, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey).The inventory represents a table of contents that appears on the first microfiche. The numbers in parentheses refer to the number of the fiche on which the section begins.