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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The DTA is proud to announce that we have reached 8,000 digital items from #transhistory! Our wonderful students worked hard to add new items from our collaborators, including some new ones such as @AmAntiquarian @BritishPathe, and @BonhamCentreSDS.

ON THIS DAY, 130 YEARS AGO: The Indianapolis Journal reported on a unique court case in Paris where, "when the name of Mme. Libert was called, [a] young man stepped forward." (May 8, 1899)
From our Drag Show Programs collection: Madame Arthur (c. 1950), which claimed to be "the sole European Cabaret that presents a unique entertainment played entirely by men disguised as women"

Courtesy of the Joseph A. Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan