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Julia Condolora Papers

Identifier: WH2449

Scope and Contents

The Julia Condolora Papers span the years 1980 to 2019, with the bulk of materials falling between 1988 and 1998. The materials primarily document the early years of the Gender Identity Center.

The collection consists of a small amount of GIC business materials and publications, and a collection of newsletters from transgender-focused organizations from around the United States. Included in the materials are a folder on Melissa Chapman, a transgender woman (M-to-F) who was instrumental in convincing the Colorado DMV to allow individuals to change the gender listed on their driver's license; correspondence; financial information; meeting agendas and minutes; reference materials on standards of care for transgender patients, gender dysphoria, and transgender research; ephemera; and a typewritten history of the GIC Group by Barbara Cook. The latter discusses organization of transgender groups in 1966 in a private home, and include references to how Transvestia magazine influenced Maureen Warfield and Barbara Cook to help form a local support group. The collection also includes a significant number of issues of the Gender Identity Center Journal and Gender Identity Center Newsletter.


  • 1980-2019

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Julia Condolora was an active member of the Gender Identity Center, and later the Transgender Center of the Rockies. She served several roles within the organizations, including Volunteer Coordinator, and At-Large Member and Vice-President of the Board of Directors.

The Gender Identity Center (GIC), located in Denver, Colorado, was incorporated as a non-profit in 1980 to serve the gender non-conforming and transgender community in Colorado. The GIC was later re-formed in 2018 as the Transgender Center of the Rockies, under Mile Hi Behavioral Health.


2 Boxes (2 linear feet)

1 oversize boxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Julia Condolora, David Duffield, December 2019. Gift, Julia Condolora, 2022.


The collection is part of the Colorado LGBT History Project.


Collection acquired through the Colorado LGBT History Project sponsored by the GLBT Community Center of Colorado.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States