collections: the transgender archive


via Archives & Archivists listserv announcement:

The University of Victoria Libraries is pleased to announce the second publication in our award-winning, continuing series about our archives and special collections.

The Transgender Archives: Foundations for the Future

by Aaron H Devor

As the largest collection of transgender archival materials in the world, the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a unique and invaluably rich collection of resources to learn about the complexity of human gender variance.  Written by Founder and Academic Director of the Transgender Archives, Dr. Aaron H Devor, and published by the University of Victoria Libraries, The Transgender Archives: Foundations for the Future showcases and celebrates the transgender history found at the Transgender Archives.

This series of publications supports the University of Victoria Libraries’ strategic directions in learning, research and community as they relate to the University of Victoria’s integrated approach to research-intensive learning. The publications are meant to illustrate, in an accessible format, the rich collections housed at the University of Victoria.

The Transgender Archives: Foundations for the Future is published in a limited edition of 1000 copies with a letter-press cover hand-printed in Victoria by Don Allen of Winfield Printing. Along with our other library publications, it is freely accessible as a PDF via an Open Access, Creative Commons license, through the University Librarian’s office at: If you would like an original hard copy of the publication, please


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