Dame Fefe Damiana D'Opulence Collection


Dame Fefe Damiana D'Opulence Collection


The Dame Fefe Damiana D'Opulence collection contains digital copies of photographs and VHS tapes, collected by Fefe, that document her career as a drag performer in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. As mother of the House of Opulence, Fefe's collection also offers a glimpse into the growth of the drag house during the 1990s through pageants, benefits, and weekly shows at a network of bars and clubs that regularly hosted drag performers across the mid-atlantic and mid-west regions of the US. The still photographs were scanned by Fefe D'Opulence and tape digitization was done by Harrison Apple of the PQHP.
This collection is divided into three series:

Videos: VHS tapes lent to the PQHP for digitization.

Digital Photos: Born digital and digitized photos.

Ephemera: A newspaper clipping from Planet-Q.




Dame Fefe Damiana D'Opulence (donor)


These materials may be shared and adapted for non-commercial purposes, but the materials must be attributed to the Pittsburgh Queer History Project. Please see the Creative Commons license website for details.
Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC 3.0 US)




26.56 GB


VHS tapes and ephemera were lent to the PQHP for digitization in 2018. Digital photographs were sent via Facebook messenger.
Accessions 2018-01, 2018-03
This collection was processed by Harrison, with assistance from Dani Stuchel, in 2018.

Items in the Dame Fefe Damiana D'Opulence Collection Collection