Civil Partnership of Susan Crane and Karen Newman

Scope and Content

Documents relating to their civil partnership registration ceremony on 16 Jun 2006, on board TS Queen Mary, Waterloo Pier, London; celebrations on 17 Jun 2006 at Danubius Hotel Regent's Park; blessing and Service of Commitment to celebrate their covenant of love, at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London on 18 Jun 2006. Includes:

* Copy of certificate of civil partnership

* Answers to questionnaire about their reasons for choosing to register a civil partnership (2008)

* Schedule of events and planning documents

* Invitations and order of ceremony

* Order of service including copies of prayers and readings made during the ceremony and transcript of address given by Rabbi Mark L Solomon

* Two press cuttings on civil partnership within Jewish communities: 'Liberal Jews pioneer gay marriage services', by Ruth Gledhill, The Times, 25 Nov 2005 and 'Out of the wilderness', by Rabbi Roderick Young, Jewish Chronicle, 2 Dec 2005

* Email from a guest and family member describing the weekend festivities, 27 Jun 2006

* Photographs

* DVD recordings of civil ceremony, celebrations and synagogue blessing