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Open Your Mind to the Possibility...
of a world free from discrimination and prejudice. The University of Victoria Libraries are dedicated to advancing and supporting trans education and equality to people of all genders, sexes and sexual orientations.
The struggles and efforts of early activists such as Virginia Prince, Betty Ann Lind and Reed Erickson paved the way for trans education and advocacy for transgendered people. The preservation of their history validates this struggle and promotes further understanding and equality.
UVic Archives Exhibit in honour of Pride 2012
Virginia Prince, Rikki Swin Institute Collection, UVic Archives
Out of the Closet, Into the Library
The University of Victoria Archives is actively acquiring papers and memorabilia of persons and organizations who have worked for the betterment of transgendered people.
Please help us by donating historical materials or supporting our work with a financial gift. We acquire a wide range of documentary materials, including the records of organizations and businesses, the papers of individuals and families, and rare and unique newspapers, books, and memorabilia. While we do hold some international publications, the UVic collection's scope covers primarily English-language North America, predominantly 1950s to the early 2000s. We are happy to discuss all potential donations such as:
Reed Erickson, Reed Erickson Collection, UVic Archives
We are currently fundraising to digitize this collection for preservation and wide spread accessibilty.