Veronica “Ronnie” Friedman (1945-1986) was a transgender woman who lived in San Francisco. The collection consists of Friedman’s
detailed and emotional diary entries, as well as drafts of letters to her mother and children, personal notes, daily planner
pages, timelines and autobiographical statements relating to transition, greeting cards, and other correspondence.
Veronica “Ronnie” Friedman (1945-1986) was a transgender woman who lived in San Francisco. Friedman was initially an executive
in various signage businesses; after her transition, she worked a series of sales and cashiering jobs. Her collection documents
the first two years of her gender transition, including her estrangement from her wife Gail and their children, her relationships,
and her recognition of herself as a woman who loved women. Friedman died in 1986 of a brain tumor.
.5 linear feet (one half-size manuscript box)
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