Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page

Fales Library and Special Collections logo

Guide to the Gay Cable Network Archives
 MSS 231

Fales Library and Special Collections
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2596

Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Zachary Dabbs, YZ Chin, Zoë Eckman, John M. Sapp, Timothy M. Woitas, and Benjamin P. Peeples. Finding Aid edited by Rhyannon J. Rodriguez, Brent Phillips.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 02, 2016
Description is in English.

Scope and Content

Founded in 1982 by Louis P. Maletta, the Gay Cable Network was the premiere chronicler of major events and personalities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community for nearly two decades. Broadcast on public access television in New York City and other major cities worldwide, GCN covered key LGBT civil rights battles, five presidential conventions, as well as the AIDS pandemic and social protests often marginalized in the mainstream media. On televised programs like Gay USA, Pride and Progress, The Right Stuff, Men and Films, Candied Camera, In the Dungeon, and Lavender Health, GCN conducted numerous interviews with leading politicians, medical and educational professionals, entertainers, and social activists.


Series II, X, XXI, and XXII are the only series with accessible video viewing material at this time. Some titles remain unavailable due to tape deterioration.

Other GCN programs will be made available as they are preserved.

Series I: About Entertainment- Unavailable
Series II: AIDS Memorial Quilt- Unavailable
Series III: Be Our Guest- Unavailable
Series IV: Candied Camera- Unavailable
Series V: Commercials, Trailers, and Miscellaneous Promos- Unavailable
Series VI: Dungeon Knights- Unavailable
Series VII: Emerald City- Unavailable
Series VIII: Events- Unavailable
Series IX: Gay Games and Sporting Events- Unavailable
Series X: Gay USA
Series XI: Health and Fitness with Jessie Garcia- Unavailable
Series XII: Interviews- Unavailable
Series XIII: In the Dungeon- Unavailable
Series XIV: In the Life- Unavailable
Series XV: Lavender Health- Unavailable
Series XVI: LGBT Parades, Marches, and Rallies- Unavailable
Series XVII: Men & Films- Unavailable
Series XVIII: Miscellaneous Programs and Clips- Unavailable
Series XIX: Music Videos- Unavailable
Series XX: Out on Wednesdays- Unavailable
Series XXI: Political Conventions- Unavailable
Series XXII: Pride and Progress / The Right Stuff
Series XXIII: Public Service Announcements- Unavailable
Series XXIV: Sixth Floor Harrison- Unavailable
Series XXV: Sports Scan- Unavailable
Series XXVI: Static- Unavailable
Series XXVII: Stonewall Place After Dark- Unavailable
Series XXVIII: Small Format Video- Unavailable
Series XXIX: Lou Maletta and GCN Files
Oversize Series XXIX: Lou Maletta and GCN Files
Series XXX: Photographs
Series XXXI: Objects
Oversize Series XXXI: Objects
Series XXXII: Lou Maletta Interviews- Unavailable