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SERIES Identifier: MC 1025; T-550

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Series I. BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1961-2002 (#1.1-1.12, E.1)

Scope and Contents

Series I, BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1961-2002 (#1.1-1.12, E.1), includes Boylan's writings from grade school; letters to her parents while studying abroad; college transcripts; and materials related to Boylan's transition and gender reassignment surgery, including correspondence with medical personnel and friends, personal writings about her transition, and a diary documenting this time in her life. Jennifer Finney Boylan's web site is being captured periodically as part of Schlesinger Library's web archiving program. Series is arranged alphabetically.


  • 1961-2004

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Most of the collection is open for research.

Folders #1.8-1.9, 7.1-7.7 are closed during Jennifer Finney Boylan's lifetime and will be open upon her death, as specified in the agreement between Jennifer Finney Boylan and the Schlesinger Library.

An appointment is required for access to audiovisual material.


4.59 linear feet ((11 file boxes) plus 3 folio+ folders, 3 photograph folders, 9 audiotapes, 1 archived web site)

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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