Jane Fee Papers
Scope and Content
The papers of Jane Fee reflect her national and local involvement as a transgender activist and community member. The records primarily reflect local publications related to LGBT, specifically transgender, community activism and social issues. The records also reflect her involvement in the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC), as well as her nomination and attendance as a 2000 Democratic National Convention delegate. Also included is correspondence, news clippings and articles, and writings regarding her public outreach campaigns as an activist.
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Jane Fee was born in 1927. After her parents’ deaths at a young age, she was raised by her aunt. After high school, Jane joined the army and served in World War II. After the war, Jane worked as the Marketing vice-president for an international business which allowed her to travel the world. At the age of 62, Jane became openly involved in the transgender community and involved in LGBT activism. She is actively involved in the community and has held several leadership positions with the City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC) as President, Treasurer, Board member. She was also a contributor to “Jane’s Period” column in the club’s monthly newsletter for three years, reporting on her various travels and experiences. She is also a spokeswoman for CLCC and participated in numerous outreach programs, speaking to college and university classes, community groups, churches , professional associations and law enforcement agencies. Jane is also active in the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), having served as Marketing Director and participating in Fantasia Fairs and other events. In addition, Jane also served as a member of University of Minnesota’s Program Planning Committee to start the campus GLBT Program and worked as a consultant for the University’s AIDS Prevention Program for Transgendered persons. She is also the co-founder of “It’s Time America,” a lobbying US congress for Transgender civil rights. In 2000, Jane Fee became the first openly transgender delegate to a National Democratic Convention at the age of 73.
5 boxes (5 linear feet)
The papers of Jane Fee reflect her national and local involvement as a transgender activist and community member. The records primarily reflect local publications related to LGBT, specifically transgender, community activism and social issues.
This collection is arranged into 5 series:
- Personal Papers
- Community and Political Outreach Records
- Ephemera and Media
- Personal Library
Source of acquisition
Donation of Jane Fee in April 2015.
- City of Lakes Crossgender Community
- Fee, Jane
- Minneapolis (Minn.) Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Saint Paul, MN Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Transgender identity Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Transgender people Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jane Fee Papers, 1943-2002
- Lisa Calahan
- May 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area