Our collections

More than 50 years of activism.
More than 100 years of research.

The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria is unparalleled anywhere in the world. Our collections reflect the records of over 50 years of activism by and for trans, gender non-binary, and two-spirit people and over 100 years of research by and about trans, gender non-binary, and two-spirit people.

Our materials come from 17 countries on five continents and would reach the length of a football field (320 linear feet / 98 linear meters) if all the books and boxes were to be arranged on one long shelf.

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