Fantasia Fair and Other Transgender Events Collection

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GLBT Historical Society
989 Market Street, Lower Level
San Francisco, California 94103
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2020


Descriptive Summary

Title: Fantasia Fair and Other Transgender Events Collection
Dates: 1990s-2000s
Collection Number: 2006-41
Creator/Collector:
Extent: .5 linear feet (one document box)
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: Fantasia Fair is a conference for transgender and gender-nonconforming people. The collection consists of ephemera from Fantasia Fair and similar transgender events nationwide, including photographs, fliers, newsletters, buttons, and pamphlets.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright to material has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist. Permission for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

Fantasia Fair and Other Transgender Events Collection. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the GLBT Historical Society by an unknown person before 2006.

Biography/Administrative History

Fantasia Fair is a conference for transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Founded in 1975, the Fair originally positioned itself as an event for cross-dressers, but its scope expanded to keep pace with the changing understanding of gender-nonconforming expression.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of ephemera from Fantasia Fair and similar transgender events nationwide, including photographs, fliers, newsletters, small publications, buttons, and pamphlets. The other events include International Foundation for Gender Education conventions, the Southern Comfort Conference, Tri-Ess Holiday En Femme, and Atlanta Pride. This collection’s origins are unknown, but it appears to represent a regular conference attendee’s personal memorabilia.

Indexing Terms

Transgender people

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