People whose gender identity does not conform to the one assigned to them at birth have long faced discrimination, harassment and assault. The Digital Transgender Archive is an online hub for materials about trans people. This photograph is of Reed Erickson, a trans pioneer who helped educate the world about transgender people.
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Transgender issues have entered the public conversation in a big way. To those without much direct connection to them, they might all seem to have come up suddenly, with little precedent, within the past few years. But most phenomena that seem to have achieved instant prominence have a rich, if long-hidden, history behind them.
Finally, a large and inclusive archive of trans-related historical materials will be available online. The Digital Transgender Archive will be the largest online trove of historical documentation of the experiences of transgender people. Rawson, an assistant professor at the College of Holy Cross, was the catalyst for the archive's creation, as he was frustrated by the difficulty of finding trans-related documents in academic collections. So partly the power of our project is in the collaboration — we have so many people on board and excited to contribute materials.
These photographs, primarily taken by unknown photographers with a few taken by Mariette Pathy Allen, document Alison Laing speaking, performing, and interacting with others at various events such as Fantasia Fairs and IFGE Houston. This collection also includes professional portraits of Alison and Dottie Laing. Phyllis Randolph Frye is the first openly transgender judge in the United States.
In themstory, historian Hugh Ryan chronicles the often untold histories of queer people, in the U. Thankfully, a bevy of new queer-led archival projects, like the recently launched Digital Transgender Archive DTAare working to make these materials more accessible and centralized. The DTA was founded and is directed by K.
People who research and write about transgender issues often face the challenge of finding primary sources. American Experience spoke with founder K. Rawson of the College of the Holy Cross about the collection and the importance of creating a historical record.
The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria is committed to the preservation of the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people. Sincewe have been actively acquiring documents, rare publications, and memorabilia of persons and organizations associated with activism by and for trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people. We began with the generous donation of the Rikki Swin Institute collection.
Transgender voices and experiences are often missing in contemporary documentation and the historic record. The goal of this Project is to empower individuals to tell their story, while providing students, historians, and the public with a richer foundation of primary source material about the Transgender community. Materials are housed within the Tretter Collection.