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Fanfare

The Fanfare magazine collection contains sixteen issues ranging from 1986 to 1988 published in South Africa by The Phoenix Society. The subject matter includes self-acceptance, familial and romantic relationships, transitioning, physical appearance, and gender roles. These subjects are portrayed in personal stories, letters to the editor, the reprinting of news articles from around the world, poetry, and art.

 

Fantasia Fair: Advertisements

Fantasia Fair is a convention for crossdressers held annually in Provincetown, Massachusetts since 1974. This collection contains advertisements for the fairs, brochures containing registration information and event descriptions, one order form for video cassettes from Fantasia Fair programming, and general announcements from 1976-1997. These printed materials give potential participants an overview of workshops, speakers, and leisure activities at the Fair.

 

Fantasia Fair: Miscellaneous Documents

Founded in 1975 by Ariadne Kane, Fantasia Fair is an annual week-long conference in Provincetown, MA, to explore issues relevant to the trans community. This collection encompasses the various miscellaneous documents from the overarching Fantasia Fair Collection, including materials such as tickets for the various Fantasia Fair events, documents from the 25th Anniversary Alumnae Program, advertisements from non-Fan Fair entities, and three Participant Profiles, to highlight a few.

 

Fantasia Fair: Newsletters

Beginning in 1975 as an annual week-long conference in Provincetown, MA, Fantasia Fair served as a way for male crossdressers to explore the many changing facets of the crossgender lifestyle. This collection contains runs of FanFair Gazette (1991), Femme Fare (1970s-1980s), and FanFair Newsletters (1996). Generally, the newsletters were distributed each day of the fair and cover daily scheduling, information regarding future fair events and seminars, as well as short articles.

 

Fantasia Fair: Photographs

These photographs were taken at Fantasia Fair, an annual week-long conference in Provincetown, MA, where participants spend a week exploring issues relevant to the trans community. This collection includes photographs from three decades, 1970-1990.

 

Fantasia Fair: Programs, Participant Guides, and Directories

Fantasia Fair is an annual event in Provincetown, Massachusetts that involves workshops, seminars, and entertainment for the crossdresser community. Within this collection there are 13 program guides, 4 directories, 13 participants’ guides, and 6 yearbooks from the Fantasia Fairs dating from October 1977 to 2001. These items provide schedules and photographs, as well as information on passing techniques, feminine beauty standards, and relationships.

 

Female Mimics

These 20 issues of Female Mimics were published between 1963 and 1979. They feature photographs and profiles of “female impersonators.” Read more about the history and significance of Female Mimics Magazine in an article by Bob Davis and Carol Kleinmaier in a 1995 "Ssshhh!: The Newsletter of the National Transgender Library & Archive" newsletter: https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/41687h474

 

Female Mimics International

Published between 1980 and 1999, these 110 issues of Female Mimics International feature photographs of famous drag queens, coverage of prominent events in the trans community, letters to the editor, personal ads, and fictional stories.