Our collections

More than 50 years of activism.
More than 120 years of research.

University of Victoria Libraries is home to the largest Transgender Archives in the world. We preserve original documents recording the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of Trans+ people. Our records span over 160 meters or 530 linear feet (1.5 football fields long), go back over 120 years, and are in 15 languages from 23 countries on six continents. We are accessible to everyone, free of charge.

What we hold:

  • Books and book masters
  • Newsletters and magazines
  • Pamphlets
  • Newspaper clipping files
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Organizational records
  • Personal papers and correspondence
  • Conference records
  • Research records
  • Court case records
  • Audio recordings
  • Movies and video recordings
  • Photographs and slides
  • Erotica
  • Original art works
  • Ephemera and memorabilia