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  1. Queens at Heart (1967)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: UCLA Film and Television Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1967
    Topics: Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Femininity, Gay bars, Gender confirming surgery, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Hormones, LGBTQ suicide, Medicalisation, Sex (Act), Trans women, Transphobia
    Subject: Jay Martin
    Description: "This short pseudo-documentary offers a rare look at trans life and drag ball culture in mid-1960s New York." According to Jenni Olson, the LGBTQ historian and archivist who rediscovered the film i...
  2. San Francisco Minstrels!

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: Peabody Essex Museum
    Creator:
    Date: May 12, 1874
    Topics: Female impersonators, Minstrel shows, Theater
    Subject: A. Smidt, Beaumont Read, Billy Birch, Birch, Wambold, and Backus' San Francisco Minstrels, C. Henry, Charley Backus, D. S. Wambold, E. Kirwan, J. Wills, Johnson & Powers, Joseph Norrie, Mechanics Hall, S. Watts, T. A. E. Richardson, T. P. Jones, The Great Ricardo, W. Blakeney, W. S. Mullaly, W. Schwab
    Description: Advertisement for event featuring minstrel and female impersonation act The Great Ricardo
  3. The Celebrated Rentz Santley Novelty Company

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: Peabody Essex Museum
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1870
    Topics: Burlesque (Theater), Female impersonators, Theater, Vaudeville
    Subject: 4 Aesthetic Four 4, Alice Daily, Alice Smith, Andy and Annie Hughes, Annie Boyd, Billy Buckley, Blanch Moncrief, Bruno Kennicott, Don Jose, Dutch Daly, Edgar Edgerton, Edith Sinclair, Emma Alfredo, Emma Wilson, Esther Vaughan, Fannie Florence, Fred Wilson, Georgia Lester, Harry Morris, Harry Woodson, Kate Gresham, Laura Bennett, Lillie Ashford, Lizzie Paine, Louise Giroux, Lulu Mortimer, M. B. Leavitt, Mechanic's Hall, Millie Ellsworth, Rentz Santley, Teddy Raynor, The Masher's Quadrille, The Rentz Santley Novelty Company, The Spanish Dude, Topsy Robins, Victoria North, W.M. Skuse
  4. The Evangeline Combination

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: Peabody Essex Museum
    Creator:
    Date: Feb. 12, 1877
    Topics: Dance, Female impersonators, Opera, Theater
    Subject: A. S. Pennoyer, BABA, Blanche Selickson, C. M. Winter, Clara Fisher, Cora Verne, Edward E. Rice, Edwin S. Tarr, Eliza Weathersby, Estelle Stroelin, Evangeline, Flora Lee, George H. Cassidy, George Ulmer, Golden and Dixey, Harry Braham, Harry Hunter, Harry Josephs, Hattie Richardson, Herman Singleton, J. Cheever Goodwin, J. P. Steele, J. R. Quincy, Lizzie Webster, Louise Winans, Lucy Wood, M. C. Daly, Mechanic Hall, N. C. Goodwin Jr., Niblo's Garden, Seth M. Crane, Stella Richings, The Boston Museum, The Evangeline Combination, The Heiffer Dance, The Lydia Thompson Troupe, W. W. Bullock
    Description: Advertisement for a production of Evangeline featuring female impersonator Harry Josephs as Catherine.
  5. Donna Sachet Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Sachet, Donna
    Date: Jul. 27, 2016
    Topics: Child abuse, Coming out, Drag, Drag queens, Gay bars, Gay Christians, Gay community, Gay men, Gay movement, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Lipsynching, Methodist Church, Police harassment, Stonewall riots
    Subject: ACT UP, Bette Davis, Beverly Sills, Black Cat Bar, Campus Crusade for Christ, Donna Sachet, Donna Summer, Empress of San Francisco, Fire Island, Gay Men's Chorus, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), GLAAD Media Awards, Joan Crawford, José Sarria, Juanita More, Judy Garland, Mark Leno, Miss Gay San Francisco, Perry Ellis, Shanti Project, Tavern Guild, The Celluloid Closet, Trannyshack
    Description: "In July 2016, Donna invited OUTWORDS to record her story at her stylish home just above the Castro in San Francisco. She talked honestly about her wretched childhood, and the freedom she finally f...
  6. Bradley Picklesimer Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Picklesimer, Bradley
    Date: Mar. 28, 2018
    Topics: Anti-gay violence, Berdache, Drag, Drag queens, Gay discos, HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Hormones, Police raids, Porn films (LGBTQ), Sexual assault, Siblings, Stonewall riots, Transitioning (Transgender), Transvestites
    Subject: ACT UP, AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), Bernard Jay, Bradley Picklesimer, Café LMNOP, Chi Chi LaRue, Club Agogo, Courtney Act, David Bowie, Divine, Francis Marion Picklesimer, Henry Faulkner, Jayne County, Judy Garland, Lee Angelique, Martha Lynn Stone, Miss Bradley, Sweet Evening Breeze, The Montparnasse, The Thrusters, Wade Littrell
    Description: "For his OUTWORDS interview in March 2018, Bradley very generously traveled from Meally to a friend’s home in surprisingly queer Lexington, Kentucky. Bradley’s stories were epic with detail and emo...
  7. Valda Prout Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Prout, Valda
    Date: Aug. 6, 2016
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Coming out, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Gay bars, Gender confirming surgery, Hair removal, Homophobia, Hormone therapy (Gender), Police harassment, Police raids, Racism, Segregation, Slurs, Theater, Transgender Black people, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, West Indian Americans
    Subject: Agassiz Village, Auntie Mame, Dorothy Mallory, Dr. Risch, George L. Prout, Jacques, La Belse, Mae Bonds, Paul Robeson, Phil Black, Punch Bowl, Summer Stock, Valda Prout
    Description: "Today, Valda lives in a small apartment just north of Logan Circle in Washington DC, a short walk from the African American Civil War Memorial, which honors the more than 200,000 black soldiers wh...
  8. Marcus Arana Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Arana, Marcus
    Date: Jul. 26, 2016
    Topics: Biphobia, Bisexuality, Child abuse, Civil rights (LGBTQ), Coming out, Discrimination (LGBTQ), Feminism, FtMs, Gender identity disorder, Health care for LGBTQ people, Intersex genital mutilation, Intersex people, Lesbian separatism, Lesbians, LGBTQ indigenous people, LGBTQ night life, LGBTQ spirituality, Native Americans (LGBTQ), Poverty, Public bathroom bills, Queer people, Stonewall riots, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transsexual people, Two-spirit people
    Subject: Advocates for Informed Consent, Anita Bryant, Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS), Briggs Initiative, Center for Individual Responsibility, Christine Jorgensen, City College of Fresno, Claire Skiffington, Community United Against Violence (CUAV), Dan White, David Harris, David Rubin, Donald Laub, Dubcoe Park, Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask, George Moscone, Harvey Milk, Human Rights Commission of San Francisco, Humboldt State University, James Green, Joan Baez, John Briggs, Larry Baskin, Lina, Marcus Arana, Octavian Haight, People's Union Co-Op Farm, Pinocchio, Queer Nation, Renee Richards, Rock Hudson, Ronald Reagan, Running Eagle, Steve Dain, Stonewall Parade, Tom Ammiano, Tom Waddell Clinic, Trans March, University of California San Francisco
    Description: "Marcus was one of OUTWORDS’ first interviewees. He immediately invited us to call him Tio (Spanish for ‘uncle’). In his personal life, Marcus has battled cancer, physical disabilities, and homeles...
  9. Joanne and Julie Nemecek Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Nemecek, Julie, Nemecek, Joanne
    Date: Jul. 17, 2017
    Topics: LGBTQ Baptists, Marriage, Transgender people
    Subject: Bethel College, Christine Jorgensen, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Joanne Nemecek, Julie Nemecek, Michigan Equality, PFLAG, Renee Richards, Roberts Wesleyan College, Soulforce, Spring Arbor University, Susan Stanton
    Description: Interview with Joanne and Julie Nemecek, conducted by Mason Funk on July 17, 2017.
  10. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy Oral History

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Griffin-Gracy, Miss Major
    Date: Jul. 27, 2016
    Topics: Black people (LGBTQ), Catholic Church, Drag, Drag queens, Gay men, Gender confirming surgery, LGBTQ clubs, Misogyny, Murders of LGBTQ people, Normalisation, Passing (gender), Police, Sex work, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Sissies, Stonewall riots, Substance abuse, Trans men, Trans women, Transgender Black people, Transitioning (Transgender), Transphobia, Women's movement
    Subject: Ashley, Christine Jorgensen, Cookie, Evelyn, Grandma Cerils, Helen, Judy Garland, Kitty, Madison Society, Major!, Marcus Arana, Marsha P. Johnson, Mattachine Society, Miss Major, Monica, Natalie Wood, National Lawyers Guild, Puppy, Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Sylvia Rivera
    Description: "OUTWORDS caught up with Miss Major in the summer of 2016, at the Oakland apartment she shared with her son."
  11. Elizabeth Coffey-Williams Oral History

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: OUTWORDS
    Creator: Coffey-Williams, Elizabeth
    Date: Aug. 8, 2016
    Topics: Gender confirming surgery, HIV/AIDS, Trans women, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Cookie Mueller, Divine, Donna Reed, Elizabeth Coffey-Williams, Female Trouble, John Waters, Johns Hopkins Gender Identity Clinic, Mink Stole, Multiple Maniacs, Pat Moran, Pink Flamingos, The Carry On Thrift Shop
    Description: "When we arrived to record Elizabeth’s OUTWORDS interview in August 2016, she said, 'Put your camera wherever you want' – and then proceeded to tell us exactly where to put it. That’s Elizabeth: fu...
  12. Oral History Interview with Erika Joyner

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project
    Creator: Joyner, Erika
    Date: Sep. 29, 2016
    Topics: Bi+ people, Christianity, LGBTQ musicians, Public bathroom bills, Trans women, Transgender activism
    Subject: 1968 Democratic Convention, Appalantic Federation of Co-ops, Detroit Committee to End the War in Vietnam, Ladies and Gents of the Blue Ridge, Loose Gravel, Metropolitan Community Church, People Against Racism, Roanoke Diversity Center, Students for a Democratic Society, The New Left, Tri-Ess Society for the Second Self, Wayne State Univeresity
    Description: Interviewers: Rebecca Proctor, Kalyn Fowler Interviewee: Erika Joyner Date: 29 September 2016 Duration: 57:17 Transcription prepared by: Kalyn Fowler and Sarah Groft
  13. Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc. fonds, 1991, 2014-2019

     
    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: The University of Winnipeg
    Creator: Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc.
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Coins, Canadian, Decriminalisation, Gay pride, LGBTQ demonstrations, LGBTQ events, LGBTQ indigenous people, Oral history, Two-spirit people
    Subject: Albert McLeod, Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, Canadian Museum of Human Rights, International Two‐Spirit Gathering, Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc., LGBTQ2 Museum, New York Pride, Royal Canadian Mint, Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre, Two Spirit Pow-Wow, Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc., Two‐Spirited Collection Advisory Council, University of Winnipeg Archives
    Description: Fonds reflects the role and activities of Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc. as an advocacy organization for Two-Spirit people. Fonds includes records generated by the organization itself -- from...
  14. Tangarra Photo Album

     
    Collection: Scrapbooks and Albums
    Institution: E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo State
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Bars (Drinking establishments), Birthday parties, Costume, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Female impersonators, LGBTQ obituaries, Theatre (LGBTQ)
    Subject: Art Goodrich, Bill Krurnowski, Buddy Herrick, Buffalo Underground, Cherry Cooper, Chris Scarlet, Claudette, David Ward, Emily Breen, Fay Norman Traveling Floor Show, Federal Gardens, Gerace's Cafe, Jamie Lyn, Janice Reese, Jeanie Lynne, Jerri Paris, Jerry Jans Trio, Jim Beamer, Jimmy Smith, Jocko's Supper Club, John Fanning, Juanita Taylor, Ken Walters, Lorraine Anthoine, Ninfa's, Pat Neal, Pat Norman, Paul Hood, R. Hollywood, Rita Butler, Rose Bud, S. Davis, Stage Door, Tangarra, Teddy Ray, Vet's Club, Villa Capri, White House Inn
    Description: Tangarra was Buffalo's first female impersonator. Tangarra began performing as a teenager in the late 1920's. This album contains photos of Tangarra from the 1930s to the early 2000s.
  15. Vicky Vogue Photo Album 1

     
    Collection: Scrapbooks and Albums
    Institution: E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo State
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Clothing, Drag, Drag queens, Gay pride, Leather community, LGBTQ events
    Subject: Imperial Court of Buffalo, Vicky Vogue
    Description: The first in a series of photo albums of "Buffalo's Drag Mamma" Vicky Vogue.