Access restrictions Access to materials in Series 5 restricted until Gay Switchboard Handbook revisionthe idea for a gay community switchboard in New York was first suggested during a meeting of gay activists in the Spring of Although the present collection stops in July,the Switchboard remained in operation. The structure of the Switchboard was generally informal, therefore such materials as administrative and financial records are sparse. The volunteers were prepared to deal with matters ranging from entertainment suggestions to suicide calls. Toggle Mini Map View as Network. Archived from the original on 19 October
Correspondence between Gay Switchboard and private individuals concerning financial contributions.
The Switchboard made a great effort to provide accurate and courteous service to callers. Archived copy as title All stub articles. The logs reveal the social, political, and recreational concerns of the New York gay community before the impact of AIDS. Handbills, announcements, press releases, etc. Includes maps, schedules of special events, listings of physicians, lawyers, etc.