Digital Transgender Archive


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Early Online Community

The early online community on the internet in the 1990s gave the trans community a place to connect with others from across the world. It became a place where people could swap knowledge, experiences, and recommendations safely and without judgment. This collection currently contains the listing for a cd copy of TGForum.

From Institution(s): Queer Digital History Project

East Coast FTM Group Organizational Records

The East Coast FTM Group was a support group for FtMs––including transsexuals, crossdressers, and transgender people––and their partners that ran continuously from 1992 to 2015. 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.

From Institution(s): Sexual Minorities Archives

En Femme Publications

This collection contains 29 En Femme publications, including 25 issues of En Femme Magazine, two En Femme Comics, one En Femme Fiction Magazine, and the Crossdresser's Movie Guide from the years 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.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Transgender Oral History Project


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!

From Institution(s): Cork LGBT Archive, JD Doyle Archives, Transas City, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, GLBT Historical Society, California State Library, The ArQuives

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.

From Institution(s): Transgender Archives, University of Victoria