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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dodi Horvat papers
    Dates: circa 1970s-1993
    Collection Number: 1994-08
    Creator/Collector: Horvat, Dodi
    Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: Dodi Horvat was a scientist and science fiction writer. This collection consists of Horvat’s creative notes, a small amount of research material, and interviews with transgender men conducted by Thyme Siegel.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright to material created by Dodi Horvat and Thyme Siegel has 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.

    Preferred Citation

    Dodi Horvat papers. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated to the GLBT Historical Society in 1997 by Thyme Siegel.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Dodi Horvat (1940-1989) was a microbiologist and mycologist who also wrote science fiction. Earlier archivists’ unattributed notes give contradictory accounts of Horvat’s name and identity, listing their formal name as either “Dodi-Dolores” or “Dorothy,” and describing them variously as a lesbian and a transgender man. Horvat lived in San Francisco from 1967 to 1989 and was active in the Gay and Lesbian Sierrans. They played in the Options for Women Over 40 Theatre Group and helped facilitate the Lesbians Over 40 Rap Group of Options.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The majority of this collection consists of Horvat’s unpublished fiction and elaborate notes on characters and plots, as well as extensive writings about the culture, politics, geography, religion and populations of their constructed world, which includes an original system of gender and sexuality. Additional materials include one notebook on Bay Area fauna and mushrooms, as well as a series of photographs of Horvat with friends from the 1970s and 1980s (with several figures identified in handwritten notes by Siegel). A tape of three interviews with transmasculine people by Siegel, later published in the October 1993 issue of Off Our Backs, is also included. Siegel’s taped interview with Jamison Green was originally included, but has been moved to the oral history collection, and several zines were moved to the periodicals collection. GSSO linked terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000381; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000130; http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MESH/D008091

    Indexing Terms

    Transgender people

    Additional collection guides