"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

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This 1906 postcard features a Chinese-American actor depicting a female character. #aapiheritagemonth

Link: https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/s7526c71b

Courtesy of Cornell University
THING magazine, first published in 1989, provides a glimpse into underground LGBTQ+ culture in Chicago. Check out the cover of the Spring 1991 issue, courtesy of @LLTransArchive! https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/1v53jx20h
Pauline Park is a trans activist who co-founded the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, the first statewide transgender advocacy organization in NY. Learn more here, courtesy of NYC Trans Oral History Project: https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/1j92g770w #TransHistory #AAPIHeritageMonth