Digital Transgender Archive



Early Efforts to Spread Knowledge about Trans Identities and Issues

Published: 2016-11-18

In 1964, Reed Erickson founded the Erickson Educational Foundation (EEF) to provide funding and support for research on transsexualism.


Giving Voice to Trans History: Oral Histories of Transgender Activism

Published: 2016-11-15

The DTA recently uploaded our first audio recordings of oral histories. These oral histories, a series of seven interviews with activists from the Milwaukee transgender community, are contained in the Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project Interviews collection.


Wearing Transgender History

Published: 2016-11-10

The DTA recently uploaded one of our more unique collections: our first collection of clothing items! 


A Glimpse Into Latino Drag Culture

Published: 2016-11-02

The photographs in the Jose Gutierrez Collection are, for the most part, depictions of Latino drag competitions.


A Glimpse of Kentucky History

Published: 2016-10-25

One of the photographs in this collection that we found to be particularly interesting was “Henry Faulkner in Drag,” taken in the early 1940s.


Spotlight: "Paradise Lost”: A Different Perspective on Gender Realignment Surgery

Published: 2016-10-21

Renaissance News is a publication that discusses issues pertaining to the trans community, generally focusing on the lifestyle of crossdressers, including both personal articles as well as details of relevant events and news stories.


Eccentricities in Drag

Published: 2016-10-19

A new batch of photos has just been uploaded to the ONE Archives Online Materials Collection.


A Sorely Needed Resource for FtM Transsexuals: The Metamorphosis Medical Research Foundation

Published: 2016-10-18

Rupert Raj’s Metamorphosis publications combine theoretical research with the personal, real-world testimonies of trans people.


Spotlight: Women’s Spaces and Transgender Controversies

Published: 2016-10-01

In this 1993 volume of Rites of Passage, Dallas Denny interviews performance artist, author, and gender theorist Kate Bornstein concerning Bornstein’s then recent commentary on the contentious inclusion of transgender persons in lesbian separatist spaces.


An Important Resource for the Trans Community: Gender Networker and GenderServe

Published: 2016-09-21

These newsletters provide information on resources for both trans people and the professionals that work with them, and they also include information on the organizations themselves.