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Jane Fee papers

 Collection — Box: 6
Identifier: Tretter: 379

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.

Dates

  • 1943-2002

Creator

Language of Materials

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

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.

Extent

5 boxes (5 linear feet)

Overview

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.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series:
  1. Personal Papers
  2. Community and Political Outreach Records
  3. Publications
  4. Ephemera and Media
  5. Personal Library

Source of acquisition

Donation of Jane Fee in April 2015.

Related Materials

City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC) Records and Publications

City of Lakes Crossgender Community Records

Imperial Sovereign Court of the Ice Castle Records

Creator

Title
Jane Fee Papers, 1943-2002
Author
Lisa Calahan
Date
May 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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