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Library Acquires Materials on Transsexual/Transgender Movement (2001)

Library Acquires Materials on Transsexual/Transgender Movement (2001)

©2001, 2013 by University of Michigan Record

Source: (2001, 13 August). Library acquires materials on transsexual/transgender movement. University of Michigan Record.

About the Thumbnail Photo: The Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan collects material about often-unpopular social movements.



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Library Acquires Materials on Transsexual/Transgender Movement 

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Researchers now have access to an uncommonly rich supply of materials on transgender and trans­sexual issues as a result of a gift from the Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA) organization to the University.

The National Transgender Library and Archive (NTL&A), a vast repository of materials documenting the history of the transgender movement, is now part of the University Library and includes books, journals, photographs, films, video and audio tapes, and corre­spondence collected over a 20-year span by Dallas Denny, an active participant in the movement.

When the collection outgrew its home in Atlanta, GEA solicited proposals from institutions that were in­terested in the collection. After considering how to best assure the preservation of the archive, GEA do­nated it to the U-M.

Because of its considerable size and variety, the archive has been distributed throughout the library system. Most of the printed materials are currently available and can be located via the University Library’s online catalog, by using the keywords “National Transgender Library and Archive.” Correspondence and other nonprint sources are not yet available to the public.

“The NTL&A is one of the largest cataloged col­lections pertaining to the transgender movement, if not the largest,” says Julie Herrada, curator of the Labadie Collection. “The subject areas span several disciplines. The subjects of mental health, sociol­ogy, social work, medicine, cosmetology, sex, popu­lar culture and fashion are included in the archives. The University Library, with its strong commitment to diversity, is pleased to be the recipient of such a deep and broad collection of research materials on transgender issues.”