Scope and arrangement
The records (1981-1988) are arranged into three series: Series 1. Correspondence; Series 2. Make-up Sheets; and Series 3. Printed Ephemera. In order to protect the privacy of individual persons some records have been restricted.
The Correspondence (Series 1) consists of miscellaneous correspondence of the editors; and correspondence addressed to the editor of the "Carbon Copies" department of NYN from the public. The miscellaneous correspondence concerns routine editorial matters. Included is correspondence of Barry Adkins, Dorothy Allison, Bruce Averill, Patrick Merla and others. Included in the correspondence are a few authors' scripts. The "Carbon Copies" correspondence consists of copies of letters sent to the editors of the audio-visual and printed media commenting on issues and events affecting the gay community and its social and civil rights. Some of the letters are accompanied by a letter of transmittal to the editors of NYN. The correspondence was apparently not published by NYN. The Make-up Sheets (Series 2) which are for Issues #6-84 of NYN consist of cover lines, head lines, manuscript control sheets, and page design sheets. The Printed Ephemera (Series 3) consists of press releases, newsletters and flyers issued by gay and other organizations which were sent to the editors for their consideration for news stories.
The New York Native records are arranged in three series: