The DTA Starter's Guide offers some advice and suggestions for where to begin learning about trans history on this site.


We have historical materials in dozens of formats, which is a great way to browse our holdings.


Key terms and common topics highlight some of the major themes of the collection and offer a good start for browsing.


Our Race and Ethnicity research guide is a great way to begin learning about how to be an ally.

Discover By Location

Use this map to check out locations that our materials are about––a great way to explore the global reach of trans history.

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Dreamer found her way to the Digital Transgender Archive! Nia Nal (aka Dreamer) is the first transgender superhero on television, portrayed by @NicoleAMaines on @TheCWSupergirl! A little bit of trans history in the making 🦸‍♀️

Custom funko by @RaccoonPears
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 99 years ago today, The North-China Herald reported on Vesta Tilley’s final London performances. Tilley describes “wanting to be a little boy” since the age of four. Swipe left for a portrait of Tilley, c. 1900!

#maleimpersonator #vaudeville
We recently digitized this portrait of Francis Renault thanks to a community member who found it in their personal collection. We are always grateful for the opportunity to provide access to new items!

Do you have any items related to trans history? Feel free to reach out to us!