Transgender project funded for phase 2

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Libraries has received $266,000 from Tawani Foundation to fund Phase 2 of the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project (TTOHP) — a project intended to empower transgender individuals to tell their story, while providing students, historians, and the public with a richer foundation of primary source material about the Transgender community.

TTOHP materials are housed in the Tretter Collection at the University of Minnesota’s Elmer L. Andersen Library. Tawani Foundation also provided the major funding for Phase 1 of TTOHP.

Thirty months into the three-year project, Oral Historian Andrea Jenkins has completed 190 interviews, on the way to completing the goal of 200, finish transcription, and produce an online exhibit.

Read the full story on the Libraries website.


"Perspectives" stories are the views and opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect any official position of the University of Minnesota.