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  1. Transgender Liberation

     
    Collection: Rare Books
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Feinberg, Leslie
    Date: Jun. 1992
    Topics: Anti-transgender discrimination, Anti-transgender violence, Butches, Criminalization, Gay movement, Gender expression, Lesbians, LGBTQ+ visibility, Mass media, Passing (Gender), Police harassment, Stonewall riots, Transgender community
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Joan of Arc
    Description: A pamphlet written by Leslie Feinberg in 1992. In the pamphlet, Feinberg attempts to map the history of transgender people as well as the discrimination this community has faced through the years.
  2. CARITIG Brochure

     
    Collection: Informational and Event Brochures
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: CARITIG—Center for Assistance, Research, and Information on Transsexuality and Gender Identity
    Date: circa 1995
    Topics: Gender identity, LGBTQ+ community centers, Research, Transgender community, Transgender rights
    Subject: Armand Hotimsky, Germaine Nijsten, Les Chemins De Trans (Trans Paths), Phaedra Kelly
    Description: A brochure from the Center for Assistance, Research, and Information on Transsexuality and Gender Identity (CARITIG) in Paris discussing the organization's goals as well as the services it offers.
  3. Allen's Minstrel Show motto...

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 29, 1912
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater, Minstrel shows
    Subject: Allen's Minstrels
    Description: Article in the Pascagoula Democrat-Star about a show featuring a Black female impersonator.
  4. City Authorities Send Watson Home

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1922
    Topics: Black people, Criminalization, Female impersonators, Transfeminine people
    Subject: Rachael, Richard Watson
    Description: Content Warning: This item depicts potentially sensitive content related to racist language.
  5. Oriental Dancer Is A Mere Man

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Plain Dealer
    Date: 1922
    Topics: Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Asian people, Princess Zira, Robert North
    Description: Article published by The Plain Dealer about a performance done by an Asian female impersonator, Princess Zira.
  6. Handbook of the Indians of California

     
    Collection: Government Documents
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1924
    Topics: Transvestites, Two-Spirit people, Yokuts Indians
    Subject: Native American people, Tongochim, Tunosim
    Description: Government document describing the roles of Two Spirit people in the Yokuts tribe.
  7. Deport Mexican "Eltinge" El Paso, Tex., March 11

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 11, 1918
    Topics: Crossdressers, Transfeminine people
    Subject: Immigration, Latino/a/x people
    Description: Article in the Tuscon Citizen about the deportation of "a Mexican man dressed as a woman."
  8. Andrew Tribble Skipped with Money

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1916
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater, Vaudeville
    Subject: Andrew Tribble, Fairyland Theater
    Description: Article published in The Freeman about Andrew Tribble, a Black female impersonator, being wanted for theft.
  9. Was a "Man" for Eight Years

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1909
    Topics: Black people, Crossdressing, Discrimination, Transmasculine people
    Subject: James Allen, Maude Allen
    Description: Article in the Cleveland Gazette about a Black woman who chose to pass as a man to avoid gender discrimination in the workforce.
  10. Mr. Andrew Tribble

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Aug. 18, 1910
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Andrew Tribble, Dabney Theater
    Description: Article in The New York Age about performance by Andrew Tribble, a Black female impersonator. Item is flagged as explicit for racist imagery.
  11. Allen's Minstrels

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Jenkins, P.L.
    Date: 1909
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater, Minstrel shows
    Subject: Allen's Minstrels, C. Adam LaRose, Musician, Salome Dance
    Description: Article in The Freeman discussing C. Adam LaRose, a Black female impersonator and musician.
  12. Amateur Minstrels Score Great Success

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1906
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater, Minstrel shows
    Subject: Macon Minstrels, Mr. Kelly
    Description: Article in the Macon Daily Telegraph mentioning Mr. Kelly, a Black female impersonator.
  13. "Black Jenny Lind."

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1909
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: J. Robert Johnson
    Description: Article in the Richmond Planet advertising event featuring Black female impersonator.
  14. The Red Moon

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Walton, Lester A.
    Date: Sep. 10, 1908
    Topics: Black people, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Andrew Tribble, The Red Moon
    Description: A New York Age review of performance in which Andrew Tribble, a Black female impersonator, played a wench.
  15. Police Guard for Chinese Actor

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1905
    Topics: Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Asian people, Chinese People, Wong Chung
    Description: Article published in the Evening News detailing the story of Wong Chung, a Chinese female impersonator. According to the article, Chung was running away from the criminal organization Hip Sing Tong...