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Guide to the Charles Cyberski Videotapes
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  • Preferred Citation
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  • Digital Preservation
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: Charles Cyberski Videotapes
    Dates: 1982-1992
    Collection number: 1994-03
    Creator: Cyberski, Charles
    Collection Size: 48 boxes
    Contributing Institution: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    657 Mission Street
    Suite 300
    San Francisco, CA, 94105
    (415) 777-5455
    Abstract: Raw camera tapes and edited masters produced by Charles Cyberski for his Male Entertainment Network, plus other videotapes he collected.
    Languages: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Managing Archivist, GLBT Historical Society, 657 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials.

    Preferred Citation

    Charles Cyberski videotapes, 1994-03, GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Materials donated by the estate of Charles Cyberski, 1994. Copyright transferred by the estate of Charles Cyberski, 2014.

    Digital Preservation

    Relevant items from the collection were transferred to DV-AVI archival masters and AVC-MP4 service copies by RaineStudio Audiovisual Production beginning in 2010. The collection is about 99 percent processed.

    Scope and Content

    This very large collection contains videotapes produced by Charles Cyberski and his partner Richard Wright for their mail-order business, MEN (Male Entertainement Network). Included are leather and drag contests, variety shows, the Gay Games, coverage of events such as a gay cruise and the 1984 march on the Democratic Convention, and a few personal/experimental pieces. Almost all of the video was shot on location in San Francisco and Chicago.


    The collection is separated into two series by principal tape format.

    Indexing Terms

    Cyberski, Charles
    Wright, Richard
    Male Entertainment Network (MEN)
    Gay men
    Gay men--Social life and customs
    Lesbians--Social life and customs
    AIDS (Disease)
    California (state)--San Francisco (county)
    Illinois (state)--Cook (county)--Chicago (inhabited place)