Discovery tool


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The Transgender Archives' online discovery tool searches the world’s largest collection of Trans+ publications! 

The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria is the largest trans archives in the world. Our collections comprise of nearly 400 periodical titles. Each unique issue contains valuable information such as articles written by trailblazing community members, and important historical events that shaped trans history and activism.

In 2016, we identified a representative selection of our periodical titles and began a multi-year project of reviewing each page and tracking historically valuable details, such as people, places, dates, titles, and subject keywords. This database does not represent our entire periodical collection; more materials are being added all the time.

Thank you

THANK YOU to the Discovery Tool Project Team!

From the Chair in Transgender Studies
Aaron Devor – Chair in Transgender Studies; Founder & Academic Director, Transgender Archives
Michael Radmacher – Project Manager & Administrative Officer, Chair in Transgender Studies
Rodrigo Alvarenga, Kai* Brust, Vithória Dill, Emily Happy, & Jinyang Mitacs Globalink Research Interns
Joel Fagan & Sky Karp – Volunteer Community Researchers
Jaye Watts – Office Assistant
Hepzibeth Lee – Work Study Student & Office Assistant
Wren Smith & Eve Ryan – Work Study Student

From UVic Libraries
Shahira Khair – Data Curation Librarian
Dean Seeman – Head, Metadata
Lara Wilson – Director, Special Collections and University Archivist
Joan Peterson, Pat Dempsey, Alix Gullen, and Susan Fraser-Mosky – Collections Management Services Staff