The University of Victoria Library is committed to preserving the history of pioneering transgender activists and the work they have done on behalf of their communities. The UVic Archives holds an incomparable collection of archival documents and journals that contribute to the history of transgendered people. Private donations of transgender archives are described and updated to publically available databases, including MemoryBC.
UVic Libraries recently launched the Transgender Archives website: transgenderarchives.uvic.ca
The collection currently includes material from the following individuals and organizations: Stephanie Castle, Reed Erickson, Ari Kane, Betty Ann Lind, Merissa Sherril Lynn, Virginia Prince, and Rikki Swin; the Erickson Educational Foundation (EEF), Fantasia Fair, the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), barbara findlay, Q.C. / Kimberly Nixon, the Rikki Swin Institute (RSI), and the Zenith Foundation.
The Transgender Archives is actively acquiring documents, rare publications, and memorabilia of persons and organizations that have worked for the betterment of transgender people. This important documentary heritage will be made accessible through digitization and online access.