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Boulton and Park Society Publications, 1987-1999

 Collection
Identifier: Tretter: 322

Scope and Content

The Boulton and Park Society Publications includes brief biographical information of donors Cynthia and Linda Phillips, as well as copies of three of the organization's newsletters, "Gender Euphoria," "Partners," and its predecessor, "WACS." These newsletters are targeted at members of the crossdressing and transgender community, as well as their spouses and family members. They are edited by Cynthia and Linda Phillips.

All materials are members of the trans community and their friends and family.

Dates

  • 1987-1999

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch or Historical Note

Linda and Cynthia Phillips were married in Dallas in 1958. Over the years, the couple became prominent within the transgender community of Central and South Texas. Linda and Cynthia also became affiliated with many transgender organizations. The most notable was the Boulton and Park Society of San Antonio, which the couple joined shortly after its formation in 1986. They also had a strong presence in the San Antonio community as the primary organizers of the Texas "T" Party, a Boulton and Park-sponsored event that became the largest annual convention for crossdressers in the nation. The Phillips gained national exposure in the early 1990s following their appearances on major television talk shows. Much of their time during the 1990s was dedicated to educating the public and other members of the transgender community on their experiences as a transgender couple.

Linda Phillips has been crossdressing since she was 3 years old. Her past positions include Editor of Cross Currents, the newsletter for the Heart of Texas Gender Association, and Gender Euphoria, the newsletter of the Boulton and Park Society. Linda was also the past Secretary and President for the Texas T Party. In addition, she has served as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Boulton and Park Society.

Cynthia Phillips has been actively involved in the transgender community for many years. She has authored countless articles on transgender relationships for various transgender newsletters and journals. Cynthia was Founder and Editor of the successful newsletter WACS (Women Associated with Crossdressers), and Editor of WACS' successor, Partners. She also served as the Co-Chairperson for the Texas T Party, as well as Executive Director of the Boulton and Park Society.

Extent

1 box (1 cubic feet)

Abstract

The Boulton and Park Society Publications contains three newsletters for different aspects of the cross-gender community. These publications were authored and edited by donors, Cynthia and Linda Phillips.

Source of acquisition

The collection was donated by Cynthia and Linda Phillips to the Schocket Center in 2001 and later sent to the Tretter Collection in GLBT studies.

Related Materials

The Linda and Cynthia Phillips Papers, 1964-2000, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
Title
Boulton and Park Society Publications, 1987-1999
Author
Amanda Wick
Date
August 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area

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