Laura Bailey ran the Greenwich Avenue Book Shop in NYC for many years.  She is a natural born lifetime collector of the ephemeral,
and has bought and sold, as both a collector and a rare book and rare paper collectibles dealer professionally in the international markets.
The Bailey Collection is part of Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and consists of approximately 15,000 pieces:
books, manuscripts, original photographs, posters and other ephemera on Gender and Transgender.
Much of the material goes back 100+ years and much of it is unique -very likely the only existing records 
of many performers and fringe,
and early figures in the world of transvestism and transsexualism. Laura lives and works in NYC.