"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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Paris, France: April Ashley, Coccinelle, Bambi, and other performers at Le Carrousel, a landmark in the city’s social scene. To learn more, check out the April Ashley and Transas City Photographs collections on the DTA’s website, courtesy of Transas City: https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/gq67jr38r
Canada: Jackie Shane, soul music legacy. Jackie grew up in the Southern US and moved to Canada in 1959. She is considered a trans pioneer, especially within the Canadian soul music scene. Learn more about Jackie on the DTA, courtesy of JD Doyle Archives: https://linktr.ee/digitaltransarc
Cape Town, South Africa: Kewpie played an integral part in the queer and trans community that drastically changed the fabric and culture of District Six. Check out @GALAarchives's exhibition Kewpie: Daughter of District Six on the DTA to learn more: https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/dj52w481t