This collection includes 6 scrapbooks, compiled anonymously, and containing Danish-language newspaper and magazine clippings dating from between 1906 and 1944. Focusing on themes dealing with gays, lesbians, transsexuals, cross dressing, and gender roles, the material largely comes from the 1930's.
The images below come from the third scrapbook in the collection, and focus mainly on Einar Wegener, the Danish artist who underwent the first male to female sex reassignment surgery and took the name Lili Elbe. Her life story was chronicled in the biography, Fra mand til kvinde, and in the novel/movie, The Danish girl.
The scrapbooks are available for use in the Phillips Reading Room; to request an item or learn more about these materials, please see the HOLLIS link: http://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990146016440203941/catalog
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