"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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Of Souls & Roles is a free full length ebook of trans poetry featuring works by anonymous contributors and important figures like Lou Sullivan. Read it on the DTA here: https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/hm50tr87t

Courtesy of @TransArchives
Our Jose Gutierrez Collection provides a glimpse into the Latinx trans and crossdressing communities of 1990s Washington D.C. and NYC. This photo shows Bella Evangelista at the Latinx LGBTQ bar ESCANDALO. #TransHistory #LatinxHeritageMonth https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/5t34sj65s
The Human Outreach and Achievement Institute, founded by Ari Kane, served "as a resource for helping professionals, crossdressers, androgynes and transsexuals." The Outreach Institute Catalog, courtesy of @u_mspcoll, highlighted trans-related books. https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/7p88cg54n