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Virginia Prince Papers

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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

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People

Advertisements, Cartoons, and Photographs

Dated News Clippings

Topical News Clippings

News Clippings A-Z



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Collection Overview

Title: Virginia Prince Papers, 1930-1980Save to your list.

ID: SC/VP

Primary Creator: Prince, Virginia (1912-2009)

Extent: 1.67 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: People

Series II: Advertisements, Cartoons, and Newspaper Photographs

Series III: Dated News Clippings, 1930-1972

Series IV: Topical News Clippings

Series V: News Clippings A-Z, 1937-1972

Date Acquired: 00/00/1988

Subjects: Ashley, April, 1935, Coccinelle, 1935, Cowell, Roberta, 1918, Jorgensen, Christine, 1926-1989, Rees, Tamara, Transsexuals - Press coverage, Transvestites - Press coverage

Forms of Material: Paper records, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

Virginia Prince established, edited, and wrote for the magazine Transvestia. As editor and writer for Transvestia, Prince collected newspaper clippings, magazine articles, cartoons, and photographs on cross dressing that appeared in other print media outlets. The clippings date from the 1930s to 1970s. She subscribed to a news service which scanned a number of publications across the country, and sent clippings to her. The clippings file served as a resource for the magazine.

Biographical Note

Virginia Prince was born a male on November 23, 1912, in Los Angeles. She began cross-dressing at about the age of twelve, at first using her mother's clothes. In 1939, she received a PhD in pharmacology from the University of California, San Francisco. As a research assistant and lecturer in pharmacology, Prince used the opportunity of access to the medical library to become acquainted with medical literature on transvestism.

By 1956, Prince began to develop her philosophy of transvestism and began her mission to educate the medical profession, transvestites themselves, and the rest of the world. This involved the development of the idea of 'femmiphilia', or, love of the feminine. Prince preferred to call herself a femmiphile (FP) rather than a transvestite. At the time little information was available in print, even in the medical literature, and most people's knowledge of transvestism was gleaned from newspapers such as the British People and News of the World.

In 1960, Prince established Transvestia, a magazine she also edited and wrote for. The magazine was published by Prince's Chevalier Publications, and was sold by subscription and through adult bookshops. Over the years Chevalier Publications also published transvestite fiction, some of it written by Prince herself. Prince continued her efforts on behalf of the transvesite and transgender communities until shortly before her death in 2009.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

As editor and writer for Transvestia, Virginia Prince collected newspaper clippings, magazine articles, cartoons, and photographs on cross dressing that appeared in various print media outlets. The clippings date from the 1930s to 1970s, and served as a resource for the magazine.

The Virginia Prince Papers are arranged into five series. Series I, People, contains clippings about specific individuals, and is arranged alphabetically. Series II, Advertisements, Cartoons, and Newspaper Photographs, is arranged alphabetically by format or title. Series III, Dated News Clippings (1930-1972), is arranged chronologically. Series IV, Topical News Clippings, is arranged alphabetically by subject. Series V, News Clippings A-Z (1937-1972), is arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Subject/Index Terms

Ashley, April, 1935
Coccinelle, 1935
Cowell, Roberta, 1918
Jorgensen, Christine, 1926-1989
Rees, Tamara
Transsexuals - Press coverage
Transvestites - Press coverage

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Virginia Prince

Related Materials: This collection is a part of the Vern and Bonnie Bullough Collection on Sex and Gender.

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Tony Gardner

Finding Aid Revision History: Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: People]
[Series II: Advertisements, Cartoons, and Photographs]
[Series III: Dated News Clippings, 1930-1972]
[Series IV: Topical News Clippings]
[Series V: News Clippings A-Z, 1937-1972],
[All]

Series V: News Clippings A-Z, 1937-1972Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 17: American Weekly, 1937-1955Save to your list.
Folder 18: Arizona Republic, 1950sSave to your list.
Folder 19: Asia Magazine, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 20: Atlanta Journal, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 21: Atlanta Journal & Constitution, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 22: Bunk, 1956Save to your list.
Folder 23: Call Bulletin, 1960sSave to your list.
Folder 24: Candid Press, 1960sSave to your list.
Folder 25: Chicago-American, 1950sSave to your list.
Folder 26: Chicago Tribune, 1950sSave to your list.
Folder 27: ChronicleSave to your list.
Folder 28: Citizen News, 1950sSave to your list.
Folder 29: Cleveland Press, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 30: CloseupSave to your list.
Folder 31: ColorSave to your list.
Folder 32: Confidential Flash, 1960sSave to your list.
Folder 33: Coronet, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 34: Daily ArgusSave to your list.
Folder 35: Daily MirrorSave to your list.
Folder 36: Daily News, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 37: Daily PilotSave to your list.
Folder 38: Denver Post, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 39: Detroit Free Press, 1960sSave to your list.
Folder 40: Detroit News, 1960sSave to your list.
Folder 41: Duarte Dispatch, 1952Save to your list.
Folder 42: DudeSave to your list.
Folder 43: Eagle, 1949Save to your list.
Folder 44: Enterprise, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 45: Evening Bulletin, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 46: Evening Paper-Wilmington, DelSave to your list.
Folder 47: Evening Standard, 1959Save to your list.
Folder 48: Evening Sun, 1960sSave to your list.
Folder 49: Evening Tribune, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 50: ExaminerSave to your list.
Folder 51: Facts of LifeSave to your list.
Folder 52: Femme Mirror, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 53: Flair, 1950Save to your list.
Folder 54: Flint Journal, 1969-1970Save to your list.
Folder 55: Foo, 1952Save to your list.
Folder 56: Florida Times-Union, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 57: Foto-RamaSave to your list.
Folder 58: Free PressSave to your list.
Folder 59: GaluceSave to your list.
Folder 60: GeoSave to your list.
Folder 61: Girl Friend, 1953Save to your list.
Folder 62: Hartford Courant, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 63: HeraldSave to your list.
Folder 64: Herald News, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 65: Hot LineSave to your list.
Folder 66: Houston Chronicle, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 67: Humboldt Standard, 1952Save to your list.
Folder 68: The IndependentSave to your list.
Folder 69: INSSave to your list.
Folder 70: Inside News, 1964-1968Save to your list.
Folder 71: InsiderSave to your list.
Folder 72: International News/Special Service, 1947Save to your list.
Folder 73: Justice Weekly, 1965-1966Save to your list.
Folder 74: The KeyholeSave to your list.
Folder 75: Know Yourself, 1938-1939Save to your list.
Folder 76: La Mesa Scout, 1952Save to your list.
Folder 77: Largo Sentinel, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 78: Let’s Talk About YouSave to your list.
Folder 79: Life, 1938Save to your list.
Folder 80: Life Guide MagazineSave to your list.
Folder 81: London Daily Sketch, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 82: Long Beach Press Telegram, 1948-1955Save to your list.
Folder 83: Los Angeles Daily News, 1953Save to your list.
Folder 84: Los Angeles ExaminerSave to your list.
Folder 85: Los Angeles Herald Express, 1940s-1950sSave to your list.
Folder 86: Los Angeles News, 1951-1952Save to your list.
Folder 87: Los Angeles Times, 1952-1970Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: Medical Women's JournalSave to your list.
Folder 2: Melbourne Truth, 1967-1972Save to your list.
Folder 3: Miami Herald, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 4: Midnight, 1962-1971Save to your list.
Folder 5: MiladySave to your list.
Folder 6: Milwaukee Journal, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 7: The Mirror, 1950sSave to your list.
Folder 8: Mirror NewsSave to your list.
Folder 9: MonitorSave to your list.
Folder 10: My, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 11: My Confession, 1954Save to your list.
Folder 12: National Bulletin, 1966-1971Save to your list.
Folder 13: National Close Up, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 14: National EditionSave to your list.
Folder 15: National EnquirerSave to your list.
Folder 16: National ExaminerSave to your list.
Folder 17: National GeographicSave to your list.
Folder 18: National GeographicSave to your list.
Folder 19: National Informer, 1964-1971Save to your list.
Folder 20: National Insider, 1960sSave to your list.
Folder 21: National Insider, 1970sSave to your list.
Folder 22: National News, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 23: National Police GazetteSave to your list.
Folder 24: National SpotlightSave to your list.
Folder 25: National StarSave to your list.
Folder 26: National Tattler, 1967-1972Save to your list.
Folder 27: New Haven Regents, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 28: New Haven RegisterSave to your list.
Folder 29: New York NewsSave to your list.
Folder 30: New York Times, 1967-1972Save to your list.
Folder 31: The News, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 32: News of the WorldSave to your list.
Folder 33: News Pilot, 1952Save to your list.
Folder 34: News Review, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 35: Observer, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 36: Ohio News Bureau Co., 1952Save to your list.
Folder 37: Orange Leader, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 38: OutlookSave to your list.
Folder 39: Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 40: People, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 41: The People-London, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 42: PGH Press, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 43: Philadelphia Bulletin, 1960sSave to your list.
Folder 44: Photo-Journal, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 45: Pix, 1940-1962Save to your list.
Folder 46: Playboy, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 47: Poughkeepsie Journal, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 48: Press-Courier, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 49: Press Gazette, 1951Save to your list.
Folder 50: Press TelegramSave to your list.
Folder 51: Pub-Scrantonian, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 52: Publishers Syndicate, 1948Save to your list.
Folder 53: Real ConfessionsSave to your list.
Folder 54: Redbook, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 55: RegisterSave to your list.
Folder 56: Rocky Mountain NewsSave to your list.
Folder 57: San Francisco Chronicle, 1952-1964Save to your list.
Folder 58: San Francisco Examiner, 1937-1974Save to your list.
Folder 59: San Francisco News, 1957Save to your list.
Folder 60: Santa Ana Register, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 61: Saturday Evening PostSave to your list.
Folder 62: Seattle Times, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 63: SepiaSave to your list.
Folder 64: Sex GuideSave to your list.
Folder 65: Sex HealthSave to your list.
Folder 66: Sex HealthSave to your list.
Folder 67: Sex PsychologySave to your list.
Folder 68: Sexology, 1930sSave to your list.
Folder 69: Sexology, 1940sSave to your list.
Folder 70: Sexology, 1950sSave to your list.
Folder 71: Sexology, 1960sSave to your list.
Folder 72: Sexual Behavior, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 73: St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 74: St. Louis Post, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 75: St. Petersburg Times, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 76: State Times, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 77: Star ChronicleSave to your list.
Folder 78: The Sun, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 79: Sun-TimesSave to your list.
Folder 80: Sunday Mirror, 1951Save to your list.
Folder 81: Sunday News, 1950-1964Save to your list.
Folder 82: Sunday Pictorial, 1956-1962Save to your list.
Folder 83: Tattler, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 84: Texas City Carbide NewsSave to your list.
Folder 85: This Week Magazine, 1959Save to your list.
Folder 86: Time Magazine, 1949-1964Save to your list.
Folder 87: Times, 1951Save to your list.
Folder 88: Toledo TimesSave to your list.
Folder 89: Tribune, 1952Save to your list.
Folder 90: Tribune and News, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 91: Tribune-Chronicle, 1954Save to your list.
Folder 92: True ConfessionsSave to your list.
Folder 93: True Romances, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 94: United Feature Syndicate, Inc.Save to your list.
Folder 95: Variety, 1952-1968Save to your list.
Folder 96: Vista Press, 1952Save to your list.
Folder 97: Vue, 1956Save to your list.
Folder 98: Wall Street Journal, 1952Save to your list.
Folder 99: Washington Post, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 100: Weekend Mail, 1956Save to your list.
Folder 101: WhisperSave to your list.
Folder 102: Wide WorldSave to your list.
Folder 103: Wilmington Press Journal, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 104: Your Body, 1937Save to your list.

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[Series I: People]
[Series II: Advertisements, Cartoons, and Photographs]
[Series III: Dated News Clippings, 1930-1972]
[Series IV: Topical News Clippings]
[Series V: News Clippings A-Z, 1937-1972],
[All]


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