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Students Against Transphobia Records

 Collection
Call Number: MS194

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to the ad hoc student group, Students Against Transphobia, which formed in 2011 in response to transphobic comments made by Keith Ablow, then an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine. Materials include articles, op-eds, statements from President Monaco, and fliers; handmade "I am a Student Against Transphobia" buttons; and a handmade trans pride flag signed by students.

Dates

  • 2011 -- 2012

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged in one series.

Extent

1.75 Linear Feet (1 oversize box)

Abstract

Students Against Transphobia is a student group formed in response to transphobic comments made by Keith Ablow, then an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Tufts School of Medicine. The collection documents the response to this incident.

Biographical / Historical

In the fall of 2011, Keith Ablow made statements on televised media that children could be harmed by watching transgender celebrity Chaz Bono on the show "Dancing with the Stars." At the time, Ablow was an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Tufts School of Medicine, a voluntary and unpaid appointment. A group of students at Tufts formed the group Students Against Transphobia in protest of these statements.

Custodial History

Donated by Mark Tyson, Class of 2014, in May 2012.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Vanessa Formato, Archives and Research Assistant, in January 2020. The flag was photographed and stored in an oversize box with archival tissue to prevent color transfer and creasing. Buttons and textual materials, in an archival folder, were placed in the same archival box. Finding aid was updated at the time of processing.

Processing status

This collection is processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

Contact:
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Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States
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