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East Coast FTM Group Organizational Records

The East Coast FTM Group was a support group that ran during the 1990s for FtMs––including transsexuals, crossdressers, and transgender people––and their partners. The collection includes serial publications concerning the group meetings, posters, press releases, and organization directories. The collection also contains correspondence between Bet Power and various other figures related to the East Coast FTM group. Also featured are photographs for Leslie Feinberg's book Transgender Warriors.

 

En Femme Publications

This collection contains 27 En Femme publications, including 24 issues of En Femme Magazine, two En Femme Comics, and one En Femme Fiction Magazine from 1987 through 1991. These publications pertain to topics such as crossdressing, transgender culture, gender identity and civil rights. These periodicals contain comic strips, letters to the editor, fictional stories, film reviews, interviews, and photographs.

 

Ephemera

A wide array of objects are housed in this collection of ephemera. From postcards to matchboxes, these objects are written or printed memorabilia intended for short-term use. Clubs such as “The Carroll Revue,” “The Paddock International,” and “Club My O My” are old familiars within other collections. Some might recognize performers such as Harvey Lee and Francis Renault from other materials in our archive as well. Make sure to always check back for new materials as this collection is sure to continue to grow!

 

Erickson Educational Foundation Publications

This collection contains twenty newsletters and fourteen pamphlets published by the Erickson Educational Foundation (EEF) between 1965 and 1983. The EEF was founded in 1964 by Reed Erickson to provide funding and support for research on transsexualism. Among the many organizations funded by the EEF were the Harry Benjamin Foundation and the Johns Hopkins Gender Identity Clinic, both of which appear in numerous articles in the newsletters. Overall, the newsletters and pamphlets in this collection cover a wide variety of topics pertaining to the trans community, especially with regards to legal decisions in American courts, psychological research, and conferences on gender issues.