The William A. Longen videotape collection contains various videotape formats (U-matic, Betacam, and VHS) from KTVU news segments
documenting LGBTQ communities and events within the Bay Area, from 1977 to 1997.
William “Bill” Longen is a long-time film and television editor whose work for KTVU from 1977-1997 helped document and publicize
numerous LGBTQ events and topics to audiences throughout the Bay Area, including events like the White Night Riots, Gay Games,
and HIV March. Working for KTVU, Longen took it upon himself to set aside the raw tapes of any news segments that reported
on gay topics, so that segments would be preserved and tapes would not be recorded over and reused for future segments. In
doing so, he managed to collect over 20 years of footage documenting LGBTQ life in the Bay Area with the hope of educating
LGBT young people about the community's past.
5 cartons (5 linear feet)
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Managing
Archivist at the GLBT Historical Society. Permission to publish is given on behalf of the Historical Society as the owner
of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be
obtained from the copyright owner.
Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by a grant from the National Historical
Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).