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Ariadne Kane Outreach Institute for Gender Studies Collection

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Fantasia Fair

Sex and Gender Education



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Title: Ariadne Kane Outreach Institute for Gender Studies Collection, 1974-2001Save to your list.

ID: SC/AK

Primary Creator: Kane-Demaios, J. Ari (1936-)

Extent: 6.38 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Series I: Fantasia Fair, 1977-2001

Series II: Sex and Gender Education, 1974-2001

Forms of Material: Audio recordings, Ephemera, Paper records, Photographic material, Video recordings

Languages: English

Abstract

Joseph Ariadne "Ari" Kane-Demaios is the founder of the Outreach Institute for Gender Studies. Originally named Joseph DeMaios, he officially came out as Ariadne "Ari" Kane in 1971. The Ari Kane Outreach Institute for Gender Studies Collection contains various documents, audio and video tapes, photographs, and awards. These items were collected by, as well as given to, Kane chronicling the work conducted by her institute and the annual coordination of Fantasia Fair, which is considered to be the longest running annual event for crossdressers, transgenders, and transsexuals in the world.

Biographical Note

Joseph Ariadne "Ari" Kane-Demaios (1936-) was born and raised in New York City. Ari is touted by Playboy magazine as the very definition of an Androgyny, meaning that Ari is comfortable portraying both genders in society. During his childhood, DeMaios cross-dressed just one time, which his parents found out about, prompting him to cease all gender experimentation until later in life. DeMaios went on to receive a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biophysics, Mathematics and Chemistry at City College, New York in 1958 before commencing graduate work at New York University and the University of Buffalo. From 1966-1968, DeMaios taught overseas at St. Stephen's School in Rome and at the American College of Switzerland in Leysin. During this time, DeMaios was able to cross-dress again for Fastnacht in Munich and Mardi Gras in Naples. DeMaios eventually quit teaching, returned to the U.S., and went into designing. He later opened a travel agency, in addition to working as an educational consultant and realtor.

In 1971, DeMaios became the leader of the Boston Gamma chapter of Tri-Sigma and officially came out as Ariadne "Ari" Kane. The chapter was later renamed the Cherrystone Club. In 1974, the event known as Fantasia Fair aka Fan/Fair was conceived by Ari and several other members of the Cherrystone Club including Betty Ann Lind, Betsy Shaw, and Linda Franklin. The first fair was officially held in 1975 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Fan/Fair offered individuals, particularly cross-dressers, transvestites, and transsexuals a safe place to express themselves. The Outreach Institute for Gender Studies, founded by Ari, was the main coordinator and overseer of the fair until March of 2001 when its Board of Directors decided to hand over management to Real Life Experiences, Inc., headed by Dallas Denny. The fair has played host to a number of events including the Fan/Fair Follies, the Fantasia Fashion Show, and an awards banquet. In addition to these events, the fair has continuously featured various workshops and seminars designed to help attendees embrace gender experimentation and succeed in their overall lives. These workshops include, but are not limited to, hair and make-up tutorials, gender theory, and even special programs tailored to spouses and partners.

In conjunction with the opening of Fantasia Fair, Ari founded the Human Outreach and Achievement Institute, later renamed the Outreach Institute for Gender Studies in 1996. Through her work with the institute, Ari wrote numerous articles, attended various conferences, and coordinated workshops in order to stress the importance of sex and gender studies. From her work with the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, to the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and the International Foundation for Gender Education, Ari continuously gained attention and appreciation for her work. Ari was even asked to appear in 1980 on the Phil Donahue Show and the David Suskind Show in 1982. Furthermore, she founded the Theseus Counseling and Consulting Service in 1985 in order to offer counseling, instruction, and health care resources specializing in gender and/or sex related services.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Joseph Ariadne "Ari" Kane-Demaios is the founder of the Outreach Institute for Gender Studies and was the main coordinator for Fantasia Fair aka Fan/Fair from 1975-2001, as well as a sex and gender studies educator and activist. The materials within the Ariadne Kane Outreach Institute for Gender Studies Collection chronicle Ari's outreach work via the Institute, in addition to documents and audio and visual tapes collected from Fan/Fair. The collection is separated into two series: Fantasia Fair (1977-2001) and Sex and Gender Education (1974-2001).

Series I, Fantasia Fair, documents the planning, preparation, and execution of Fantasia Fair, the longest running annual event for crossdressers, transgenders, and transsexuals in the world. This series includes correspondence, pamphlets, and newsletters, photographs, audio and video tapes, and is arranged alphabetically.

Series II, Sex and Gender Education, documents the activities of organizations, conventions, and of public outreach programs in which Kane was involved, including the Outreach Institute for Gender Studies, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and the International Foundation for Gender Education. This series includes documents and specialty items, such as trophies and plaques, and is arranged alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 5.53 GB

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: Kane, Ariadne

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

Processing Information: Sarah E. Witherspoon, 2018


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Series 1: Fantasia Fair, 1977-2001Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Cowart, Robin, 1996-1997Save to your list.
Folder 2: Cragg, Barbara, 1995-1998Save to your list.
Folder 3: Denny, Dallas, 1995-1997Save to your list.
Folder 4: Ellaborne, Diane, 1995-1997Save to your list.
Folder 5: Fantasia Fair Attendee Lists, UnknownSave to your list.
Folder 6: Fantasia Fair, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 7: Fantasia Fair, 1978-1979Save to your list.
Folder 8: Fantasia Fair, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 9: Fantasia Fair, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 10: Fantasia Fair, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 11: Fantasia Fair, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 12: Fantasia Fair, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 13: Fantasia Fair, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 14: Fantasia Fair, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 15: Fantasia Fair, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 16: Fantasia Fair, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 17: Fantasia Fair, 1984Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Fantasia Fair, 1988-1989Save to your list.
Folder 2: Fantasia Fair, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 3: Fantasia Fair, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 4: Fantasia Fair, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 5: Fantasia Fair, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 6: Fantasia Fair, 1992-1993Save to your list.
Folder 7: Fantasia Fair, 1994Save to your list.
Folder 8: Fantasia Fair, 1995-1997Save to your list.
Folder 9: Fantasia Fair, 1998Save to your list.
Folder 10: Fantasia Fair, 1998Save to your list.
Folder 11: Fantasia Fair, 1998Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Fantasia Fair, 1999-2001Save to your list.
Folder 2: "Fantasia Fair: Consciousness Raising In Never-Never Land," by Mariette Pathy AllenSave to your list.
Folder 3: Fantasia Fair, 1986-1988Save to your list.
Folder 4: Fink PhyllisSave to your list.
Folder 5: General FilesSave to your list.
Folder 6: Gilbert, Miqqi AliciaSave to your list.
Folder 7: Grant, RachelSave to your list.
Folder 8: Green, JanetSave to your list.
Folder 9: Heuer, BudSave to your list.
Folder 10: Kain, JenniferSave to your list.
Folder 11: Kane, AriadneSave to your list.
Folder 12: Karron, DianneSave to your list.
Folder 13: Laing, AlisonSave to your list.
Folder 14: Lewis, BethSave to your list.
Folder 15: Little, KimSave to your list.
Folder 16: Medina, RhondaSave to your list.
Folder 17: Miller, NielaSave to your list.
Folder 18: Osborne, JudySave to your list.
Folder 19: Ousterhout, Douglas KSave to your list.
Folder 20: Patton, JudgeSave to your list.
Folder 21: Prok, DavidSave to your list.
Folder 22: Reeder, KerriSave to your list.
Folder 23: Rice, MarthaSave to your list.
Folder 24: Richards, ClaireSave to your list.
Folder 25: Robinson, JayneSave to your list.
Folder 26: Sheldon, EmilySave to your list.
Folder 27: Smith, LiviaSave to your list.
Folder 28: Stowell, JamieSave to your list.
Folder 29: Swenson, ErinSave to your list.
Folder 30: Swin, Rikki KaySave to your list.
Folder 31: Viola, BrendaSave to your list.
Folder 32: Volker, MarilynSave to your list.
Folder 33: Wilson, JoAnnSave to your list.
Box 10Save to your list.
Item 1: Fantasia Fair Talent Show #1, 1991Save to your list.
Item 2: Fantasia Fair Talent Show #2, 1991Save to your list.
Item 3: Fantasia Fair Talent Show #3, 1991Save to your list.
Box 11Save to your list.
Item 1: Plaque, The Original Pocono Fantasy Festival, May 1990Save to your list.
Box 13Save to your list.
Item 1: Appreciation Award from "The Fair Ladies of Provincetown", ca. 1984Save to your list.
Series 2: Sex and Gender Education, 1974-2001Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 34: "Alternate Sex and Gender Lifestyles: An In-depth View of the TV Subculture", 1975 April 19Save to your list.
Folder 35: American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 1977-1978Save to your list.
Folder 36: American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 1979-1980Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 1980-1981Save to your list.
Folder 2: American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 3: American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 4: American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 1984-1985Save to your list.
Folder 5: American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 1989-1992Save to your list.
Folder 6: American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 1992Save to your list.
Folder 7: American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 1994Save to your list.
Folder 8: American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Joint Annual Meeting, 1997-1998Save to your list.
Folder 9: "Aspects of Sexual Orientation," by Patricia A. SalibaSave to your list.
Folder 10: The Association for Humanistic Psychology Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference, 1991 August 22-25Save to your list.
Folder 11: BE ALL Weekend, June 1993Save to your list.
Folder 12: Bem Scale, Measure of Gender Scale, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 13: Center for Male PotencySave to your list.
Folder 14: The Center for Women's Development, 1992Save to your list.
Folder 15: Chicago Resource Center, 1997Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 1: Coming Together-Working Together Convention, IFGE, 1994-1995Save to your list.
Folder 2: DREAM 80, Jane P. Scrapbook, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 3: DREAM 80, Jane P. Scrapbook, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 4: Gender Alternatives League, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 5: Gender DiversitySave to your list.
Folder 6: Gender Education Newsletters, 1990-1998Save to your list.
Folder 7: "Gender, Envy and Animus," by Polly Young-Eisendrath, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 8: Gender in the News, 1990-2000Save to your list.
Folder 9: General FilesSave to your list.
Folder 10: General FilesSave to your list.
Folder 11: General FilesSave to your list.
Folder 12: General FilesSave to your list.
Folder 13: Greenwood and Praeger Book Announcements, 1991-1992Save to your list.
Folder 14: The Haworth Press, Inc.Save to your list.
Folder 15: HepatitisSave to your list.
Folder 16: Hoffman, JaneSave to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 1: Human Sexuality Program and Sexuality Institute, University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 2: The Ingersoll Message, Vol. 3, No. 11, December 1998Save to your list.
Folder 3: The International Foundation for Gender Education Annual Convention, 1989-1991Save to your list.
Folder 4: The International Foundation for Gender Education Annual Convention, 1997-1998Save to your list.
Folder 5: The International Foundation for Gender Education Annual Convention, 2001Save to your list.
Folder 6: The International Foundation for Gender Education Publications ListSave to your list.
Folder 7: International Lesbian and Gay Health Conference and Aids Forum, 1987-1988Save to your list.
Folder 8: "The Intimate Relationships of Lesbians and Gay Men," by Letita Anne Peplau, April 1981Save to your list.
Folder 9: Iota Chi Epsilon, 1996-1997Save to your list.
Folder 10: Journal of Gender Studies, 1992Save to your list.
Folder 11: Journal of Gender Studies, 1993Save to your list.
Folder 12: Journal of Gender Studies, 1993-1994Save to your list.
Folder 13: Journal of Gender Studies, 1996-1997Save to your list.
Folder 14: Journal of Gender Studies, 1996-1998Save to your list.
Folder 15: Kane, AdrianeSave to your list.
Folder 16: Lakube, Richard Marvin, 1995Save to your list.
Folder 17: LD FashionsSave to your list.
Folder 18: LD FashionsSave to your list.
Folder 19: "Matchmaker," by James B. Stewart, The New Yorker, August 2001Save to your list.
Folder 20: McKay, Dave, 1994-1995Save to your list.
Folder 21: Mental Health, 1987-1995Save to your list.
Folder 22: North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, 1995Save to your list.
Folder 23: North Central Sociological Association, 1996Save to your list.
Box 7Save to your list.
Folder 1: Northwest Gender Alliance Newsletters, 1990-1994Save to your list.
Folder 2: Our Sorority, 1987-1990Save to your list.
Folder 3: The Outreach Institute for Gender Studies, General FilesSave to your list.
Folder 4: The Outreach Institute for Gender Studies, General FilesSave to your list.
Folder 5: The Human Outreach and Achievement Institute, Books and Publications Price Lists and Catalogue, 1974-1992Save to your list.
Folder 6: The Outreach Institute of Gender Studies, 1990-1998Save to your list.
Folder 7: The Outreach Institute of Gender Studies, 1999Save to your list.
Folder 8: Paradise Tales, 1989-1997Save to your list.
Folder 9: Patton, Jude, 1997Save to your list.
Folder 10: Planned Parenthood of New England, 2000-2001Save to your list.
Folder 11: The Primrose, 1989-1999Save to your list.
Folder 12: Provincetown Business Guild, 2000Save to your list.
Folder 13: "Psycho Sexual Disorders: A Contemporary Approach to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual No. 3..." by Ari KaneSave to your list.
Folder 14: Research Study on Bisexuality, Ronald C. Fox, 1990 September 7Save to your list.
Folder 15: Rikki Swin InstituteSave to your list.
Folder 16: A Rose News, 1989-1990Save to your list.
Folder 17: Sexual Reassignment Surgery, Toby R. Meltzer, MD, PCSave to your list.
Folder 18: Sexual Attitude Reassessment, 1993 July 28-30Save to your list.
Folder 19: Sexual ReproductionSave to your list.
Folder 20: The Society Newsletter, 1979-1991Save to your list.
Folder 21: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 22: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, 1982Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 1: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, 1987Save to your list.
Folder 2: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, 1988Save to your list.
Folder 3: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 4: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, 1989-1990Save to your list.
Folder 5: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, 1992-1994Save to your list.
Folder 6: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, West Regional Conference, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 7: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, Western Regional Conference, 1988Save to your list.
Folder 8: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, Western Regional Conference, 1988Save to your list.
Folder 9: Southern Comfort, Meeting, September 1993Save to your list.
Folder 10: "Surprise! Your Dreams Can Bring You Closer," by Priscilla GrantSave to your list.
Folder 11: Theseus Counseling ServicesSave to your list.
Folder 12: Trans Newsletters, 1980-1996Save to your list.
Folder 13: Transgender Views, 1989-1990Save to your list.
Folder 14: "Transsexual and Transgender Health Law," by Martine A. Rothblatt, Esq., Journal of Gender Studies, 1993-1994Save to your list.
Folder 15: TranssexualismSave to your list.
Folder 16: Trans-Talk, Vol. 3, No. 2, March 1990Save to your list.
Folder 17: TransvestismSave to your list.
Folder 18: "The TV-TG-TS Phenomenon", 1975 June 14Save to your list.
Folder 19: TV Outreach, 1975-1976Save to your list.
Box 9Save to your list.
Folder 1: University of California, Santa Cruz, Library Research, Graduate Work, 1987Save to your list.
Folder 2: Windstar Journal, 1987Save to your list.
Folder 3: "The Woman Who Lives Inside," by Darrell Yates Rist, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 4: World Congress of Sexology, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 5: Yale University Press, 1988-1989Save to your list.
Folder 6: "Transexual and Transgender Health Law," by Martine A. Rothblatt, Esq., Journal of Gender Studies, 1993-1994Save to your list.
Box 12Save to your list.
Item 1: Award, The Tiffany Club, 1989Save to your list.
Box 13Save to your list.
Item 2: Plaque, Gender Worker Award, 1990Save to your list.
Item 3: Plaque, Marquis Who's Who Publications Board, ca. 1984Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Gender Education, 1993-1994Save to your list.
Digital Box 14Save to your list.
Item 1: Community Meeting, Side A, 1979 October 17Save to your list.
Item 2: Fantasia Far A Program for Exploration & Growth for Cross Gender People, SSSS Western Region Annual Meeting, January 1985Save to your list.
Item 3: Gender Issues in the 80s, Outreach Institute Symposium, Side A, June 1984Save to your list.
Item 4: Gender Issues in the 80s, Outreach Institute Symposium, Side B, June 1984Save to your list.
Item 5: Kane Lecture, 1977 November 21Save to your list.
Item 6: Kane Lecture, Teacher's Group, Side A, 1977 December 8Save to your list.
Item 7: Kane Lecture, Teacher's Group, Side B, 1977 December 8Save to your list.
Item 8: Kane Lecture, Teacher's Group, Side C, 1977 December 8Save to your list.
Item 9: Kane Lecture, Teacher's Group, Side D, 1977 December 8Save to your list.
Item 10: Kane, Ari Gay Way Program, Side A, 1977 September 13Save to your list.
Item 11: Kane, Ari Gay Way Program, Side B, 1977 September 13Save to your list.
Item 12: Legal Aspects Seminar, Part 2Save to your list.
Item 13: Legal Aspects Seminar, Part 3Save to your list.
Item 14: Northeastern Psychological Association, Side A, 1977 November 5Save to your list.
Item 15: Northeastern Psychological Association, Side B, 1977 November 5Save to your list.
Item 16: Transvestite Conference, Side A, Track 1, 1977Save to your list.
Item 17: Transvestite Conference, Side A, Track 2, 1977Save to your list.
Item 18: Transvestite Conference, Side B, Track 1, 1977Save to your list.
Item 19: Transvestite Conference, Side B, Track 2, 1977Save to your list.

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