One From the Vaults, a trans history podcast by Morgan M Page. We bring you all the dirt, gossip, and glamour from trans history!
OFTV Presents - Interview with Abram J Lewis
1:43:09In this double-length episode, OFTV speaks to trans historian Abram J. Lewis about TAO (Transsexual Action Organization), about oral history work, and about how magic, witchcraft, and "unreason" intersect with the emergence of Gay Liberation and early trans organizations. AJ Lewis is a post doctoral fellow at Grinnell College in Iowa, and the co-founder of the NYC Trans Oral History Project, a partnership with the New York Public Library system.
OFTV Presents - Librada and Cubanecuir
59:07This month OFTV presents a special interview with archivist Librada González Fernández of the Cubanecuir archive! Librada is a young trans woman based in NYC and Miami who is pulling together the stories and ephemera of queer and trans Cubans, both on the island and in the diaspora! She joins OFTV to talk Cuban queer history, the ethics of archival work, being a trans person working in history. You can follow the archive @cubanecuir on Instagram and Twitter!
OFTV Presents - Interview with Zackary Drucker
42:43To celebrate five years of One From the Vaults, this year I'll be presenting a series of interviews with artists, filmmakers, writers, and historians working on trans history. First up is the brilliant and beautiful artist Zackary Drucker, co-director of the new HBO docuseries The Lady and the Dale, which tells the wild story of 1970s icon Liz Carmichael!
OFTV 35 - La Prophetesse
45:22This month's episode of OFTV follows the life of a gender non-conforming mystic who lead an early insurgency in the Haitian Revolution! Works cited: The Priest and the Prophetesse (2018) by Terry Rey Des hommes et des dieux (2002) Sex and the Empire That is No More (1994) by J. Lorand Matory Mama Lola: a Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn (1991) by Karen McCarthy Brown
OFTV 34 - Gym Class
24:00In this episode of OFTV, we follow Steve Dain - teacher of the year, and later mentor to Lou Sullivan - in his fight for the right to keep teaching after his sex change! Works Cited: http://revolution.berkeley.edu/steve-dain-teacher-transitions/ https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/eastbaytimes/obituary.aspx?n=steve-dain&pid=96301343 https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/k930bx11b https://vimeo.com/ondemand/whatsexami https://www.ebar.com/news/latest_news//292479/online_extra:_emeryville_street_to_be_named_for_fired_trans_gym_teacher?fbclid=IwAR1o_L7_3dIykRc5kVijDviKC_ZsPvmInN0bLxQWMDz7kUJImLSmS2EFr-c https://www.ebar.com/news/news//277848 http://transgroupblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/rip-steve-dain-ftm-pioneer.html http://revolution.berkeley.edu/steve-dain-outcome-1978/#menu-main-nav
OFTV 33 - A Bunny in the Front Seat
26:44In our first episode for 2020, OFTV looks at the tumultuous life of early gender clinic patient, sex worker-turned businesswoman Patricia Morgan! Works cited: https://zagria.blogspot.com/2009/08/patricia-morgan-1939-sex-worker.html#.Xj_4lhP7SRs https://archive.org/details/drag414unse/page/n1/mode/2up https://www.newspapers.com/image/65480016/ https://archive.org/details/femalemimics13unse/page/4/mode/2up
OFTV 32 - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
20:52In our very first HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, OFTV looks at the all-too-brief story of a Vicar, a ghost, and a veil! Join us this All Hallow's Eve for a chilling tale from trans history! Works Cited: https://archive.org/details/venuscastinafamobull/page/248 https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/history/somersets-most-unusual-ghost-storya-1208123 https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_woman_in_black_the_strange_story_of_a_crossdressing_ghost http://www.strangehistory.net/2016/05/04/transvestite-vicar-ghost-interwar-england/ https://zagria.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2019-09-21T11:59:00-04:00&max-results=4#.XbV_1UX7SRt https://sites.evergreen.edu/politicalshakespeares/wp-content/uploads/sites/226/2015/12/Stryker-My-Words-to-VF.pdf
OFTV bonus 13 Sneak Peek
1:20A sneak peek of the new bonus episode available to our Patrons over at Patreon.com/oftv.
OFTV 31 - It's About Me Not You
23:53In this episode, we take a look at artist, sculptor, and dollmaker Greer Lankton - muse to Nan Goldin and other downtown luminaries! Works Cited: https://www.documentjournal.com/2014/10/doll-parts-hilton-als-recalls-some-of-his-most-poignant-memories-of-artist-greer-lankton/ https://www.artforum.com/interviews/lia-gangitano-discusses-the-first-new-york-retrospective-of-greer-lankton-48864 https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-1980s-icon-greer-lankton-explored-glamour-gender-eerie-dolls https://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/greerlankton/greer4.html&date=2009-10-25+23:30:47 https://web.archive.org/web/20110210012137/http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0268/is_2_38/ai_57475775 http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/morton/morton1-26-07.asp
OFTV Bonus 12 - Sneak Peak!
1:26A sneak peak of the latest Patrons-only mini episode! Available at patreon.com/oftv.