Digital Transgender Archive

A Guide to the Linda and Cynthia Phillips Papers, 1964-2000

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Linda and Cynthia Phillips were married in Dallas in 1958. Over the years, the couple became prominent within the transgender community of Central and South Texas. Linda and Cynthia also became affiliated with many transgender organizations. The most notable was the Boulton and Park Society of San Antonio, which the couple joined shortly after its formation in 1986. They also had a strong presence in the San Antonio community as the primary organizers of the Texas "T" Party, a Boulton and Park-sponsored event that became the largest annual convention for crossdressers in the nation.

The Linda and Cynthia Phillips Papers document the couple's attempt to educate other transgender singles and couples based on experience gained in their own relationship. Additionally, the collection reflects the Phillips' active involvement in raising awareness of the transgender culture among the general population. Included are newsletters, articles, announcements, pamphlets, papers, magazines, and correspondence collected by the couple during the time of their association with the Boulton and Park Society. The materials are arranged in series by function, with Boulton and Park Society making up the bulk of the collection.

Item Information:

Identifier
3t945q82x
Collection
Discovery Resources
Institution
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
Creator(s)
University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Publisher
University of Texas at San Antonio
Date Created
Aug. 2000
Dates Covered
1964 to 2000
Genre
Finding Aids
Subject(s)
Boulton and Park Society
Cynthia Phillips
International Conference on Transgender Law & Employment Policy (ICTLEP)
Linda Phillips
Texas Tea Party
Places
Texas > Bexar County > San Antonio
Topic(s)
Activists
Clubs
Crossdressers
Family relationships
Gender identity
LGBT
Reference sources
Transgender people
Transsexual people
Women
Resource Type
Text
Language
English
Rights
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