When it comes to history, the biggest challenge can sometimes just be accessing it in the first place. That’s particularly true for the histories of marginalized groups.
K.J. Rawson is making sure that’s not the case for transgender people.
Rawson, an associate professor of English and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Northeastern University, launched the Digital Transgender Archive in 2016 to help ensure that anyone who wants to learn about transgender history can do so. The archive is a free, online hub that includes a collection of more than 10,300 digitized historical materials submitted by more than 70 universities, nonprofits, public libraries and private collections.