Guide to the Patric A. Magee Papers Concerning Transgenderism MS.R.133

Finding aid prepared by Audrey Pearson
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
© 2013

Title: Patric A. Magee papers concerning transgenderism
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.133
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.0 Linear feet (13 boxes)
Date (bulk): 1990-2004
Date (inclusive): 1976-2012
Abstract: This collection comprises the papers of Patric A. Magee, a transgender man active in many transgender support groups and activities in Orange County and Southern California. The collection includes personal correspondence and writings by Magee, as well as fliers, pamphlets, and brochures from Southern Californian and national LGBT and transgender organizations, materials from transgender conferences attended by Magee, materials detailing surgical and medical procedures, newsletters and magazines, and catalogs for products related to transgenderism. The materials are representative of the issues transgender Southern Californians face and many of the resources available to them.
Creator: Magee, Patric A.


The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Patric A. Magee papers concerning transgenderism. MS-R133. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Patric A. Magee, 2007, 2009, and 2012.

Processing History

Processed by Audrey Pearson, 2007, Dawn Schmitz, 2011, and Christine Kim, 2011.


Patric Magee is the founder and facilitator of OCFTM (Orange County Female to Male), a support and social group for members of the female-to-male transsexual/transgender community. Magee has also served as a board member for and secretary of the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO), a nonpartisan political action committee for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender, HIV/AIDS and women's causes, and was the co-founder and director of the Orange County Transgender Coalition in 2004. Magee has been a guest speaker, lecturer and panelist at various institutions including California State Universities at Northridge and the Channel Islands, Chapman University, Claremont College, University of California, Irvine, and Santa Ana College.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises the papers of Patric A. Magee, a transgender man active in many transgender support groups and activities in Orange County and Southern California. The collection includes personal correspondence, email, drawings, poems, and writings by Magee, as well as fliers, pamphlets, and brochures from Southern Californian and national LGBT and transgender organizations, materials from transgender conferences attended by Magee, materials detailing surgical and medical procedures, newsletters and magazines, and catalogs for products related to transgenderism. The materials are representative of the issues transgender Southern Californians face and many of the resources available to them.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series:
  • Series 1. Personal papers, 1976-2004. 0.5 linear feet
  • Series 2. Subject files, 1978-2009. 2.9 linear feet
  • Series 3. Magazines and newsletters related to transgenderism, 1982-2007. 1.6 linear feet

Separation Note

The following periodical was removed from this collection and cataloged separately in Special Collections and Archives:

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Magee, Patric A.
Activists -- California -- Orange County.
Transgender people -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
Transsexuals -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
Transssexualism -- Social aspects -- California -- Orange County.


Personal papers Series 1. 1976-2011 (Bulk, 1990-2004)

Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises materials generated by Magee, including correspondence, drawings, poems, essays, photographs, and materials concerning his name change.

Series Arrangement

Alphabetical by material.
Box 13, Folder 1

California State University, Long Beach materials, 2010-2011

Scope and Content Note

Includes Magee's Master of Social Work thesis, Transitioning Through Gender, Transitioning Through Life, 2011 commencement program, and graduation photograph.
Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1988-2001, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Drawings, undated

Box 1, Folder 3-8

Email correspondence and web printouts, circa 1995-2004

Box 1, Folder 9

Medical records, 1989-1996

Box 1, Folder 10

Name change correspondence, notes, and other material, 1991

Box 1, Folder 11

Photographs, negatives, and other material, 1996, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains four 4 by 6 inch color photographs of Magee, one 3.5 by 3.5 inch color photograph of Magee as a child with his brother and father, and six color photographs of varying sizes of an FTM retreat, the FTM group "Under Construction," and a meeting in the waiting room of Dr. William Heard's office in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Box 1, Folder 12

Writings and notes, 1976-1998, undated


Subject files Series 2. 1978-2012 (Bulk, 1994-2003)

Physical Description: 2.9 Linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises materials collected by Magee on topics of transgenderism and homosexuality. Particularly well-represented are materials from transgender conferences Magee attended, fliers and pamphlets from transgender and LGBT support groups in Southern California, clippings on transgenderism, transgender resource pages and booklets, and information sheets, brochures and reports concerning medical and surgical procedures for transgender individuals. Also included are poetry manuscripts by Jesse Doty, a poet living in Eureka, Cal.

Series Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.
Box 1, Folder 13

Access to Health Care for Transgendered Persons in Greater Boston: report, 2000

Box 2, Folder 1-2

Asian Pacific Islander hate crimes prevention training: booklets, pamphlets, and other material, 1994-2001

Box 2, Folder 3

BBC World Service Radio documentary Crossing the Gender Line audio recording, 1994


Access to original audio cassette is restricted; researchers may request listening copy.
Box 2, Folder 3

Program information on cassette tape cover

Box DM 002, Item A001-U

Listening copy

Physical Description: 1 sound disc (CD-ROM).
Box 2, Folder 4

The Bible and Homosexuality, booklet by Michael E. England, 1993

Box 2, Folder 5

Center for Gender Reassignment: questionnaire, information packets, and other material, 1994, undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Christopher Street West Gay Pride Celebration souvenir program, 1982




Bridges of Courage

Box 2, Folder 7

Registration forms, name tags, and other material, 1997

Box 2, Folder 8

Session evaluations, 1997

Box 2, Folder 9

Espirit Gala: booklet, correspondence, and other material, 1998


Forward Motion

Box 2, Folder 10

Information packet, agenda, and other material, 1999

Box 2, Folder 11

Program, budgets, and other material, 1999

Box 3, Folder 1

FTM Conference of the Americas: programs, agendas, and other material, 1995-1996

Box 3, Folder 2

FTM International: correspondence, ephemera, and other material, 1995-1999, undated

Box 3, Folder 3

FTM 2001 A Gender Odyssey program booklet, 2001

Box 3, Folder 4

International Congress on Gender, Cross-Dressing and Sex Issues: program, 1995

Box 3, Folder 5

International Foundation for Gender Education Conference pamphlet and registration form, 2001

Box 3, Folder 6

Los Angeles Trans-Unity: programs, email correspondence, and other material, 2001-2004

Box 3, Folder 7

Out of the Closet--Into the Future: Midlife and Aging in Gay America: brochure and registration form, 2000

Box 3, Folder 8

Transgender Research Roundtable: agenda and invitation, 2003

Box 3, Folder 9-10

Transgender Youth Symposium 2001: pamphlets, agenda, and other material, 2001

Box 3, Folder 11

Transgender Youth Symposium 2003: brochures, agenda, and other material, 2003

Box 3, Folder 12

True Spirit Conference 2001: program, articles, and other material, 2001

Box 3, Folder 13

True Spirit Conference 2002: program, agenda, and other material, 2002

Box 4, Folder 1

True Spirit Conference 2003: program, policies, and other material, 2003

Box 13, Folder 2-3, Box 4, Folder 2-12

Doty, Jesse: poetry manuscripts, 2005-2012

Scope and Content Note

Includes personal notes to Magee from Doty, a poet living in Eureka, Cal., along with eleven volumes of poetry.
Box 4, Folder 13

Economic Empowerment for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Communities report, 2002

Box 4, Folder 14

Female to Male Community Organizing Proposal, 2000

Box 4, Folder 15

FTM Alliance: fliers, pamphlets, and other material, 2002, undated

Box 4, Folder 16

FTM International: fliers, correspondence, and other material, 2002-2003

Box 4, Folder 17

Gender reassignment surgery quotations, 1995

Box 4, Folder 18

Genderqueer Boyzzz: fliers, invitations, and other material, 1997-1998, undated

Box 4, Folder 19

GLAAD style sheet and powerpoint survey on transgender issues, undated

Box 4, Folder 20

GLASS (Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services): fliers, 1998

Box 4, Folder 21

GLBT Health Access Project: booklet, checklist, and other material, undated

Box 4, Folder 22

Griggs, Claudine: interview transcript, survey, and other material, 1995-1996

Historical Note

Griggs interviewed Magee as part of her research for a book on gender and body.
Box 4, Folder 23

Hate crimes in California: reports, booklets, and other material, 1999-2001

Box 4, Folder 24

Ingersoll Gender Center: pamphlets, 1996

Box 4, Folder 25

Lambda Legal: pamphlets and programs, 2004, undated

Box 5, Folder 1

Legal Aspects of Transsexualism, photocopies of book by Joanna Clark, 1978


Los Angeles

Box 5, Folder 2

Los Angeles County Transgender Task Force resource pages, undated

Box 5, Folder 3

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center: fliers, brochure, and other material, 2000-2001

Box 5, Folder 4

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian film festival Outfest: event program and fliers, 1997-1998

Box 5, Folder 5

Los Angeles Gender Center: fliers, invitations, and other materials, 1995-1998, undated

Box 5, Folder 6

Los Angeles Transgender Health Study: Community Report, 2001

Box 5, Folder 7

National Transgender Advocacy Coalition: fliers, information sheets, and other materials, 1990-2001


Orange County

Box 5, Folder 8

AIDS Walk team captain handbook, 2000

Box 5, Folder 9

The Center O.C.: newsletter, fliers, and other material, 2004-2005, undated

Box 5, Folder 10

Orange County Cultural Pride souvenir program, 1994

Box 5, Folder 11-12

Orange County Dyke March 2003: clippings, 2003


Orange County Female to Male (OCTFM)

Box 5, Folder 13

Brochures and business cards, undated


Compiled resources

Box 5, Folder 14

American Psychological Association article and bibliography, 2000

Box 5, Folder 15

Bisexuality: handouts, undated

Box 5, Folder 16

Books: reviews and promotional materials, 2002-2003, undated

Box 5, Folder 17

Brochures, transgender terminology guides and other materials, 1995-2003, undated

Box 5, Folder 18

California Department of Motor Vehicles name and gender change policies: correspondence and advisory, 2000-2001

Box 5, Folder 19

Christian right: article and flier, 1994

Box 5, Folder 20

Clothing and facial hair: guide (FTM Alliance, Los Angeles), advertisements and article clipping, 2001-2003

Box 5, Folder 21

FTM events, general: press release, leaflet and email printout, 2001

Box 5, Folder 22

FTM prosthesis and urination: website printouts and clipping, 2001-2004

Box 5, Folder 23

FTM surveys: results and data summaries, 2001, undated

Box 5, Folder 24

Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center (The Center OC) group meeting information: handouts, correspondence, and other materials, 2000-2004, undated

Box 5, Folder 25

Gender identity and sexuality, influence of genetics and hormones: articles (print-outs and clippings), 2001-2003

Box 5, Folder 26

Hormone therapy and surgery: brochures and other materials, 2002-2003, undated

Box 5, Folder 27

Legal equality for transgender people: article clipping and correspondence, 2000-2002

Box 5, Folder 28

Media relations materials (GLAAD), and correspondence, 2001-2003, undated

Box 6, Folder 1

Meeting and event announcements: fliers, correspondence and other materials, 2001-2004, undated

Box 6, Folder 2

Shadow Morton, et. al. Notes on Gender Transition paper, 1997 September

Box 6, Folder 3

News clippings, general, 2000-2001


O'Hanlan, Kate, M.D. presentations

Processing Note

Presentation slides arrived in the archives as computer files on floppy disk and were printed during processing.
Box 6, Folder 4

What Do Transsexuals Need To Know About Their Health? Presentation for Triangle T Group, Duke University: computer printouts, 2001 September 26

Box 6, Folder 5

Why Should Health Professionals Care About Orientation and Transgender Issues? Presentation at Duke University Student Health Grand Rounds: computer printouts, 2001 September 27

Box 6, Folder 6

Poem (P. Magee, age 13) and song lyrics, 1995, undated

Box 6, Folder 7

Orange County Transgender Coalition brochures and other materials, 2004-2005, undated

Box 6, Folder 8

Public speaking and sensitivity: training guides and other materials, 2001-2003, undated

Box 6, Folder 9

The Transgender Community Demands Equality, Orange County and Long Beach Blade cover story: clipping, 2002 March

Box 6, Folder 10

Men Alive, Orange County's Gay Men's Chorus: program, 2004

Box 6, Folder 11

Orange County Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays brochures and fliers, undated

Box 6, Folder 12

Orange County Transgender Task Force: agendas, mission statement drafts, and other material, 2000-2003, undated

Box 6, Folder 13

Phalloplasty information packet, undated

Box 6, Folder 14

Photograph release form, 2003

Box 6, Folder 15

Play, Billy Tipton, 2005

Box 6, Folder 16

Psychology class final exam responses to transgender panel, undated

Box 6, Folder 17

Shadow Walker Gender Center: flier, invitation, and other material, 1992-1993

Box 6, Folder 18

Speak Out!: booklet, undated

Box 6, Folder 19

Survey of Sexual Orientation Fairness in the Courts, 1998

Box 6, Folder 20-21

Transgender Leadership Academy training materials, 2004 August


Transgenderism and transsexualism

Box 6, Folder 22

Catalogs, 1990-1995, undated

Box 7, Folder 1-2

Clippings and articles, 1985-2003, undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Clippings from Orange County and Long Beach Blade, 2002-2005

Box 7, Folder 4

Fliers for events in Orange County and Los Angeles, 1990-2001, undated

Box 7, Folder 5-7

Guides and handbooks, 1986-2004

Box 7, Folder 8

Inspirational poems, quotations, and stories, 2001-2002, undated

Box 7, Folder 9

Legal issues: memoranda, reports, and other material, 1994-2001, undated

Box 8, Folder 1, Box 7, Folder 10

Medical and surgical information: reports, advertisements, and other material, 1989-2003, undated

Box 8, Folder 2-3

Pamphlets, 1991-2003, undated

Box 8, Folder 4-6

Resources: directories, guides, and other material, 1994-2005, undated

Box 8, Folder 7

Surveys and studies, 1996, undated

Box 8, Folder 8

Talk show transcripts, 1989-1990

Box 8, Folder 9

Zines, undated

Box 8, Folder 10

Transgender Counseling and Research Center: flier, questionnaire, and other material, undated

Box 9, Folder 1

Transgender Protocol Treatment Services Guidelines for Substance Abuse Treatment Providers report, 1995

Box 9, Folder 2

TransMale Task Force: fact sheet, agenda items, and other material, undated

Box 9, Folder 3

Transsexual video reaction surveys, undated

Box 9, Folder 4

Under Construction group of Southern California: fliers, newsletters, and other material, 1996-1997, undated


Magazines and newsletters related to transgenderism Series 3. 1982-2007 (Bulk, 1990-2004)

Physical Description: 1.6 Linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises magazines and newsletters Magee collected concerning transgender issues. Many of the publications are devoted solely to transgenderism, others featured an article or more on transgender topics.

Series Arrangement

Alphabetical by title.


Box 9, Folder 5

The Advocate, 1997-2004

Box 9, Folder 6

California Night Life, 1997

Box 9, Folder 7-8

Chrysalis Quarterly, 1992-1998

Box 9, Folder 9

Discover, 1992

Box 9, Folder 10

Frontiers Newsmagazine, 2001

Box 9, Folder 11

Girl Talk, 2002

Box 9, Folder 12

Lesbian News, 2004

Box 9, Folder 13

Los Angeles Times Magazine, 1994 December 4

Box 10, Folder 1

OMNI, 1990

Box 10, Folder 2

Out, 1999

Box 10, Folder 3

Piercing Fans International Quarterly, 1995

Box 10, Folder 4

Time, 2000 April 24


Transgender Tapestry

Box 10, Folder 5-9


Box 11, Folder 1-5


Box 11, Folder 6

Transsexual News Telegraph, 1995



Box 11, Folder 7

AEGIS News, 1995

Box 11, Folder 8

Claremont Counseling Center Newsletter, 1990

Box 11, Folder 9

Connectivity, 2002

Box 11, Folder 10

Construction Zone, 2000-2001

Box 11, Folder 11

FTM Forum, 1990


FTM International Newsletter

Box 11, Folder 12

Lou Sullivan correspondence and other materials, 1982, 1991, 2008

Box 12, Folder 1-5

Issues of the newsletter, 1987-2007

Box 12, Folder 6

GLAAD/LA Reports, 1994

Box 12, Folder 7

In Your Face, 1995

Box 12, Folder 8

NNTN Bulletin, 1990

Box 12, Folder 9

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Orange County, 1994

Box 12, Folder 10

Partners, undated

Box 12, Folder 11

Renaissance Newsletter (Santa Ana, California): Index to articles, undated

Box 12, Folder 12

Rites of Passage, 1989

Box 12, Folder 13

The Transsexual Voice, 1990

Box 12, Folder 14

Update, 1996