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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Classes are starting and our lab will be opening soon. Here's hoping our students have the enthusiasm of these "British servicemen in drag acting out a cooking class" in the 1910s, courtesy of the @WellcomeLibrary #TransHistoryTuesday #DTALab #WelcomeBack https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/8c97kq715
Start off your week like you are at the Mr. Corpus Christi (TX) Pageant in the early 1990s. #transhistory #transpageants https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/p2676v75p
In 1916, Yale faculty found it necessary to prohibit men from performing in women's theatrical roles for more than one year. #TransHistoryTuesday #transtheatre #femaleimpersonation Courtesy of JD Doyle