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Bacon, W. Meredith



"W. Meredith Bacon is a retired political science professor and LGBT-rights activist. Formerly Walter M. Bacon, Jr., then commonly called 'Wally,' she changed her name and transitioned to female in 2005. 'Meredith' was her lifelong middle name, but the 'W.' in W. Meredith Bacon now legally stands for nothing. A specialist in international relations, particularly Romanian and Moldovan politics, Bacon taught political science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) for 38 years and served three nonconsecutive terms as President of the Faculty Senate, the first two as Wally and the third as Meredith. She was the first known transgender professor at UNO and may be the first openly transgender person elected to a university faculty leadership position in the United States."

Source: "W. Meredith Bacon", Wikipedia, 14 September 2016.

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Meredith Bacon Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0080
Content Description The papers of Prof. Meredith Bacon document her research into LGBTQIA+ topics over many years and include transgender topics such as gender dysphoria or gender identity disorder. Her papers also document her transition to Meredith Bacon through media coverage along with correspondence from family, friends, colleagues, and strangers. An album of photos and negatives documenting Bacon’s dressing as a woman and posing for photos from approximately 1970 to the early 1990s is also part of the...
Dates: 1965-2015