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1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY

The Capital District Transgender Community Archive Collection

1969-2006

This project was made possible by a grant from the Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) of the New York State Archives, a program of the State Education Department.

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Abstract

The Capital District Transgender Community Archive Collection contains material pertaining to local trangender history. This collections contains a large variety of publications about transgenderism.

Summary

Creator:
Capital District Transgender Community Archive
Date Coverage:
1969-2006
Quantity:
3.37 cubic ft. (about 3.37 boxes)

This collection is a gathering of material that reflects the history of the local transgender community. A majority of the material belonged to Winnie Brandt, the former President of the Transgender Independence Club, also known as TGIC. Brandt, along with other transgender community members, produced as well as collected a large number of local, regional, and national publications. The TGIC and TVIC were two local transgender groups based in Albany New York. TGIC was founded in 1971, and at the time was the only membership organization in the Albany area for transgender people where enrollment stayed confidential. TGIC held weekly social gatherings for transgender people to socialize with other transgender people or partake in discussion about issues affecting the transgender community. Unfortunately the club was disbanded in the early 2000s due to much conflict within the group. A group similar to TGIC was the Albany Gender Project, founded in 2001 by Susan Poe and Helen Farrell. The project worked to improve the conditions for transgender people in the Capital Region as well as promote and advocate educational services for them. The Albany Gender Project also hosted bimonthly meetings where members held forums, listened to guest speakers, and were connected to the social services they needed.

For the transgender community, this collection shows "how we've been a real community with a collective life and traditions and continuity. It shows what our issues have been, what we keep rehashing, what works, what doesn't, and who the personalities have been and how they've helped the community." (Taken from the final issue of Trannies in Love).

The Capital Region Transgender Community Archive is a unique collection of local and regional newsletters and documents from the 1970s to the present. The collection includes the TVIC newsletter (1972-1984), TGIC newsletter (1987-2001), and issues of other local, regional, and national publications. National titles include TV-TS Tapestry, Transgender Tapestry, Femme Mirror, and Cross-Talk. The researcher should note that TV-TS Tapestry, TV/TS Tapestry, TV-TS Tapestry Journal, and Transgender Tapestry are the same publication, the title just changed throughout the years. Regional titles include Our Sorority, The Journal of Gender Studies, Outreach Beacon, and Rosebuds. In addition to the TVIC and TGIC newsletters local pulications in this collection include all issues of Trannies in Love, an issue of TV Entertainers and an issue of Metroland. Also available in the collection are posters, fliers, some organizational records, videos, electronic records, and material from the Albany Gender Project.

Researchers interested in using this collection will be required to sign a document agreeing to not disclose personally identifiable information from this collection.

The collection is organized chronologically. There are no series.

The archivist transferred three monographs: A Quiet Song, A Little Storm written by Mary Ellen Reinhard, Dressing Up written by Peter Ackroyd, and Transformations written by Mariette Pathy Allen to the book division of Special Collections. These will be catalogued and included at a later date in the University Library Catalog.

Susan Poe donated these papers to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections in a series of donations in 2004-2006.

Processed by: Jamie Brinkman in 2014.

Collection record created by: Jamie Brinkman

Published: 2014

Archival materials can be view in-person during business hours in our reading room, located on the top floor of the Science Library on the Uptown Campus.

We can also deliver digital scans for remote research for a fee.

Access to this record group is unrestricted with the exception of several marked folders. These folders are restricted due to the graphic nature of some and others are restricted upon request of the donor.

Copyright Statement

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Capital District Transgender Community Archive Collection, 1969-2006. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Transgender Community Collection).

Contents of Collection

BoxFolderContentsDate

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Video-Tape 1Albany Gender Project, Attorney D. Broda and B.J. Hahn Gravesite Memorial Day2002

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11Albany Gender Project Brochures, Newsletters, Constitution, and Papers, [RESTRICTED] 2002-2003, Undated

Must consult archivist before viewing this material.

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Video-Tape 2Albany Gender Project, D. Broda talking about Name Changing and Inheritance, B.J. Hahn Gravesite Memorial Day, and Poe and LaVedure on Homo Radio2002-2003

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Video-Tape 3Albany Gender Project, Gallery2002

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Video-Tape 4Albany Gender Project, W. Lemily and W. Callan Williams2002

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12Albany Transgender Social Center, [RESTRICTED] 2005-2006

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DVD 1Albany Transgender Social Center, Civil Rights Series2005

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Oversized 1Albany Transgender Social Center Flyer2005

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13Albany TV Entertainers1987-1990, Undated

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14 The American Crossdresser Undated

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15Background on TGIC demise and other conflicts, [RESTRICTED] 2002-2003

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16Bobbi Jo Hahn, [RESTRICTED] 2000-2001, Undated

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17Book of Program Transcripts from "Coming Together" Convention1987

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Video-Tape 5Building a Dynamic Transgender CommunityUndated

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18Capital District Transgender Alliance (CDTGA ) E-Group Messages, [RESTRICTED] 2005

Must consult archivist before viewing this material.

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19 Cross-Talk 1993-1994

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110 Cross-Talk 1994-1995

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111 Cross-Talk 1995

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112 Cross-Talk 1995-1996

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113-14 Cross-Talk 1996

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115-16"A Crash Course for Confused Cross-Dressers" and "Success Insurance," Souvenir from 1986 Fantasia Fair1969, 1986

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117"The Dance of Samantha McGee"ca. 1984

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Video-Tape 6Fantasia Fair, An Experience to Remember1993

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118Fantasia Fair Photographs1988

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119 Femme Mirror 1986-1988

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120 Femme Mirror 1989-1990

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121 Femme Mirror 1991

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122 Femme Mirror 1992

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123 Femme Mirror 1993

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124 Femme Mirror 1994

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125 Femme Mirror 1995

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126 Femme Mirror 1996

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21 Femme Mirror 1996-1997

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22 Femme Mirror 1997

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23 Femme Mirror 1998

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24 Femme Mirror 1998-1999

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25Flyer for Susan Poe's Fulton Street Gallery Summer ResidencyUndated

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Video-Tape 7GENDAUndated

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26Hartford TVIC and Sugar and Spice Sorority Newsletters1973, 1974, Undated

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DVD 2Helen Boyd, "Building Alliances and Community"Undated

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28 Journal of Gender Studies 1992-1995

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Video-Tape 8Loving My Poops, Fulton Street Gallery2002

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Oversized 1 Metroland 2002

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28My Treasured Friends Books, [RESTRICTED] Undated

Must consult archivist before viewing this material.

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29 Our Sorority 1981-1989

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210 Our Sorority 1990-1991

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211 Outreach Beacon 1987-1989

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Oversized 1 Provincetown Advocate 1975

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212 Rosebuds 1987-1989

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213 Rosebuds 1990-1991

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214 Rosebuds 1991-1992

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215 Rosebuds 1992-1993

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216 Rosebuds 1993-1994

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217Trannies in Love Fundraising Flyers and Event Flyers [RESTRICTED] 2003, Undated

Must consult archivist before viewing this material.

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Oversized 1Trannies in Love, Issues 1-8ca. 2004

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DVD 3Trannies in Love Posters and Others2003, Undated

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DVD 4Trans E-Lists, TCDO and TGIC2000-2004

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DVD 5Trans Gender Forum, Vols. 1 & 21995-1996

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218 Transgender Tapestry 1995-1996

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219 Transgender Tapestry 1996

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220 Transgender Tapestry 1997-1998

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221 Transgender Tapestry 1998

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222 Transgender Tapestry 1999

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31 Transgender Tapestry 2000

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32 Transgender Tapestry 2001

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33 Transgender Tapestry 2002

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34 Transgender Tapestry 2004-2005

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35Transgenderist, [RESTRICTED] 1992, 1994

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36Transgenderist, [RESTRICTED] 1995-1996

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37Transgenderist, [RESTRICTED] 1997-1998

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38Transgenderist, [RESTRICTED] 1999-2000

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39Transgenderist, [RESTRICTED] 2001

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310 Transvestia 1986

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Oversized 1Transvestite Sex Review, [RESTRICTED] Undated

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311TGIC, Butterfly, EON Joint Newsletter, [RESTRICTED] 1987-1989

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312-18TGIC E-List Archive, [RESTRICTED] 2000-2003

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319TGIC News, [RESTRICTED] 1990-1993

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320TGIC Pamphlets and Price Schedule1987, Undated

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321TVIC Journal, [RESTRICTED] 1974-1976

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322TVIC Journal, [RESTRICTED] 1977-1978

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41TVIC Journal, [RESTRICTED] 1979-1980

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42TVIC Journal, [RESTRICTED] 1981-1984

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43TVIC Membership List, [RESTRICTED] 1967

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44TVIC Newsletter, [RESTRICTED] 1973-1974

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45TV Times, Article talking about first Fantasia Fair, [RESTRICTED]ca. 1975

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46 TV-TS Tapestry 1988-1989

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47 TV-TS Tapestry 1989-1990

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48 TV-TS Tapestry 1991

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51 TV-TS Tapestry 1991-1992

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52 TV/TS Tapestry 1992-1993

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53 TV/TS Tapestry Journal 1993-1994

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54 TV/TS Tapestry Journal 1994-1995

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55 TV/TS Tapestry Journal 1995

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56 Who's Who in the Transgendered Community 1993