The Transgender Oral History Project is part of the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Transgender voices and experiences are often missing in contemporary documentation and the historic record. This project will support the Upper Midwest Transgender community and empower individuals to tell their story, while providing students, historians, and the public with a richer foundation of primary source material about the Transgender community. Materials will be housed within the Tretter Collection.
For more information about the project, please contact: Andrea Jenkins Oral Historian, Transgender Oral History Project 612-625-4379


Tretter Transgender Oral History Project Videos and Transcripts Online



Press Coverage:

The Column, January 4, 2017

St. Paul Pioneer Press, December 16, 2016

MinnPost, December 2, 2016

City Pages, June 24, 2015

Minnesota Public Radio, June 12, 2015

Southwest Journal, May 5, 2015

StarTribune, April 27, 2015

Minnesota Daily, April 21, 2015

Windy City Times, February 22, 2015

Access Minnesota Radio, February 2015

Access Minnesota Television, January 2015

Minnesota Daily, October 15, 2014

Continuum, October 9, 2014

The Transgender Oral History Project is funded in large part by a grant from Tawani Foundation. We have also received a Community Innovation Grant from Headwaters Foundation for Justice and generous support from individuals in the community.