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Veronica Friedman papers
1994-01  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Veronica Friedman papers
    Dates: 1980-1982
    Collection Number: 1994-01
    Creator/Collector: Friedman, Veronica
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: Veronica Friedman’s papers cover the time period from 1980 through 1982, the year of her gender transitioning, and consist primarily of diary entries, written notes, and correspondence with her family and roommate-friend-sometimes lover. Her papers document her coming to terms with her gender and sexual identity, with new perceptions of herself and the world, and at the same time with the world perceiving her in a different way.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Preferred Citation

    Veronica Friedman papers. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Robert Morgan Lawrence, D.C. in 1994.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Veronica Friedman, born in 1945, was a Male-to-Female transsexual. From childhood on she knew that her “body was wrong.” In 1968 she married her wife Gail and they had two children. In 1980 she began participating in the Gender Program at Stanford, shortly after “coming out” to her wife. They separated and were finally divorced in 1982, which also meant the separation from the two children. Friedman’s papers cover the time period from 1980 through 1982, the year of her gender transitioning, and consist primarily of diary entries, written notes, and correspondence with her family and roommate-friend-sometimes lover. Her papers document her coming to terms with her gender and sexual identity, with new perceptions of herself and the world, and at the same time with the world perceiving her in a different way. Friedman died sometime around 1986 of brain tumor.

    Indexing Terms

    Transgender people
    Transsexuals--identity
    Diaries

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