Jay Blotcher Papers
Language of Materials
Jay Blotcher dedicated himself to representing the lives of gay and lesbian people through his work as a journalist, publicist, freelance writer, film producer and activist. This collection contains print, media, ephemera, and clothing materials documenting the Lesbian and Gay Rights Movement, AIDS activism and queer activism in the 1990s. The collection includes media releases and other publicity for ACT UP and Queer Nation, two major AIDS and queer advocacy organizations as well as the Anti-Violence Campaign, AmFAR and several smaller organizations.
Jay Blotcher dedicated himself to representing the lives of gays and lesbians through his work as a journalist, publicist, freelance writer, film producer, and activist. His committment to queer activism appeared immediately in his work; his third article for his college newspaper, "The Daily Orange," was a feature on the Gay Student Organization. Queer issues and AIDS activism permeated Blotcher's professional work leading him to represent The American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), Michelangelo Signorile and numerous other individuals and grassroots organizations. Blotcher's activism intensified when he began work on AIDS issues. In 1987 he joined ACT UP/New York and represented the group at the International AIDS Conferences in Montreal, Amersterdam and Yokohama and served as Media Coordinator for the organization from 1989-1990. Blotcher was a founding member and Media Coordinator for Queer Nation/New York and the executive producer of the Anti-Violence Campaign. Through this professional and activist involvement Jay Blotcher placed himself at the center of AIDS and queer activism in New York and internationally making this collection of great importance to understanding the political environment of the 1990s.
Materials have been separated by media. Where possible the collection retains Jay Blotcher's own organization.
Materials in Series I: Printed Materials are arranged alphabetically
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains print materials, media, ephemera and clothing documenting the Lesbian and Gay Rights Movement, AIDS Activism and Queer Activism in the 1990s. The collection includes media releases and other publicity for ACT UP and Queer Nation, two major AIDS and queer advocacy organizations as well as the Anti-Violence Campaign, AmFAR and several smaller organizations.
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open without restrictions. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, email@example.com, 212-998-2596.
Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Jay Blotcher, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-998-2596.
Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Jay Blotcher Papers; MSS 137; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.
Jay Blotcher donated his papers to Fales Special Collections in May 2003.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Audiovisual and born-digital materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.
Select periodicals have been separated from the collection and cataloged individually in Bobcat.
"Lisp" periodical. Premiere Issue. Summer 1995