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Adam's Word

Adam's Word was a monthly newsletter of The Adam Society, a non-profit support group for female-to-male crossdressers, transsexuals, and their significant others. This collection contains 6 issues of the newsletter and 2 meeting notices. A typical Adam's Word publication includes information concerning transitioning, support groups, books with trans content (sometimes accompanied by a review), and various reflections from contributors regarding events and conferences they attended. Some pieces in the newsletter are reprinted from other publications such as The Tartan Skirt or The Seahorse Newsletter.

 

AEGIS Publications

Between 1990 and 1998, the American Educational Gender Informational Service, Inc. published materials including medical bulletins, pamphlets, articles, and results from research. The topics covered in these publications include gender identity in a medical context, gender realignment surgery, hormone therapy, and health-related risks during and after transitioning. Included are 13 issues of AEGIS News, which was founded by Dallas Denny in October, 1990.

 

Alison Laing's Early Photo Album No. 1

These thirty-six photos, taken from 1956 to 1965 by an unknown photographer (likely Dottie Laing), make up one of Alison Laing’s personal photo albums. These photographs capture her travels to various locations, as well as her attire for events. Alison Laing later became a founder of the Renaissance Transgender Association. She also served a term as director of the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) and she directed Fantasia Fair for a number of years.

 

Alison Laing's Photographs

These photographs, primarily taken by unknown photographers with a few taken by Mariette Pathy Allen, document Alison Laing speaking, performing, and interacting with others at various events such as Fantasia Fairs and IFGE Houston. They feature a variety of trans activists, including Dottie Laing, Dallas Denny, Ariadne Kane, JoAnn Roberts, and Virginia Prince. This collection also includes professional portraits of Alison and Dottie Laing.

 

Art and Illusion: A Guide to Crossdressing

This collection contains several books from 1986 through 2000 that were created by JoAnn Roberts and published by Creative Design Services. These books give advice for crossdressers on passing, including topics such as makeup, clothing, and feminine behavior. This collection also includes a poster advertising a Gala Celebration and Drag Show hosted by Walk on the Wildside to announce the release of one of JoAnn Roberts’ Art & Illusion books, as well as the release of Jackie Loren’s makeup video.

 

Art Works

This collection contains various art pieces that depict scenes of historical gender diversity. Current holdings include "Dance to the Berdache" and "Il Femminiello," two pieces from vastly different contexts in the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts

Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts is a growing collection that features A/V materials multiple institutions.