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GALLERY: The New Digital Transgender Archive Keeps Trans History Alive
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GALLERY: The New Digital Transgender Archive Keeps Trans History Alive

Written by Matt Keeley on July 27, 2016
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Although the transgender community is a major force in queer history, their contributions often get erased. To combat this, the College of the Holy Cross, with 20 other non-profit organizations and universities (including Harvard), created the Digital Transgender Archive, an archive with over 1,400 images including photos of trans people, publications from trans organizations, zines and more. The earliest items come from the 1910s!

We’ve compiled some of our favorite finds from the archive. We’ve only included the covers here, but click any image to read the entire work!

Of course, as history changes — some materials may use language that is no longer acceptable. Likewise, earlier publications tended to conflate transvestism with being transgender. We’ve included the dates to help place the materials in their proper historical context.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured image via the Digital Transgender Archive. Photograph by Bob Earl from the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries.

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