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95-M24

Bucklee, Sally M.. Sally M. Bucklee Collection on Board of Presenters v. the Reverend William A. Wendt, 1974-1976: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

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
Date(s): 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 95-M24
These microfiches were given to the Schlesinger Library by Sally M. Bucklee in March 1995. The original material was collected by Sally M. Bucklee and microfilmed at her request. The originals are in the possession of Bucklee.

Processing Information:

Processed: November 1995
By: Anne Engelhart

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Sally M. Bucklee is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Sally M. Bucklee Collection, 1974-1976; item description, dates. 95-M24, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

BIOGRAPHY

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

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.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Ecclesiastical courts--United States
Judicial records
Ordination of women--Episcopal Church
Ordination of women--United States
Women and religion--United States
Episcopal Church--Clergy
Wendt, William A.

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