"HOW DO I GET STARTED?"

EDUCATION

The DTA Starter's Guide offers some advice and suggestions for where to begin learning about trans history on this site.

RESEARCH

We have historical materials in dozens of formats, which is a great way to browse our holdings.

CURIOSITY

Key terms and common topics highlight some of the major themes of the collection and offer a good start for browsing.

ALLYSHIP

Our Race and Ethnicity research guide is a great way to begin learning about how to be an ally.

Discover By Location

Use this map to check out locations that our materials are about––a great way to explore the global reach of trans history.

EXPLORE BY TOPIC

Latest Tweets

The Button Collection at the DTA reflects the long history of #2SLGBTQIA people using buttons, pins, and patches to take pride in their identities. #Pride #TransHistory View on the DTA, courtesy of @TheArQuives: https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/8623hz01z
Yesterday we celebrated Juneteenth, which commemorates the order that proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in TX. This 1870 clipping discusses Lizzie Montgomery, who began living as a woman as soon as she was freed. View here, courtesy of @AmAntiquarian: https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/5999n3502
FTM International is both a publication catering to trans men and the oldest organization for trans men in the United States. Check out this June 2007 issue focused on #TransPride, courtesy of @TransArchives: https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/xd07gs80t