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Imperial Court of Nebraska

 Organization

The Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON) is one of 68 non-profit chapters across the United State, Canada, and Mexico of the Imperial Court System (ICS). "The Imperial Court of Nebraska was founded on July 15, 1980. One of the first organizations to benefit from ICON's fundraising was the Muscular Dystrophy Association. HIV/AIDS did not hit Omaha until around Reign 3. It was during this reign that Emperor Ken Dillard and Empress Toadie Lee Marvelous started raising money to combat the illness sweeping the community. Not long after, what we now know as the Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP) was born. During Reign 16, Empress Phoenix Fallentino established the Iris Phoenix Scholarship Fund. During Reign 25 ICON became a 501c3 non-profit organization." http://www.imperialcourtofnebraska.org/history

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Community Service Award to Pat Phalen, circa 1988

 Item
Identifier: MSS0077_obj_005
Scope and Contents Photograph of an award given to Pat Phalen by the Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON) for community service. The plaque is in the shape of Nebraska and made of wood with a silver face and black type.

Award Reads, "Imperial Court of Nebraska Community Service Award Presented to Pat Phalen - Coronation VIII."

Community Service Award to Terry Sweeney, circa 1988

 Item
Identifier: MSS0077_obj_006
Scope and Contents Photograph of an award given to Terry Sweeney by the Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON) for community service. The plaque is in the shape of Nebraska made of wood with a silver face and black type.

Award Reads: "Imperial Court of Nebraska Community Service Award Presented to Terry Sweeney - Coronation VIII."

Coronation Program Calligraphy Ad, circa 1987

 Item
Identifier: MSS0077_obj_023
Scope and Contents Photograph of a framed calligraphy ad commissioned by Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen. Created for the ICON coronation VI program. Calligraphy by Jonathan Schneider. Item has a white base with black calligraphy, a pink matte, and a gold frame. There is a small, red “25” label in the bottom left hand corner that remains from a Gay Pride Art exhibit where the calligraphy was exhibited. Ad reads “Congratulations Emperor & Empress V on your roaring year! & CHEERS to the new monarch - from ...

Emperor to Emperor Award to Pat Phalen, 1997, July 5, 1997

 Item
Identifier: MSS0077_obj_017
Scope and Contents Photograph of a plaque presented to Pat Phalen in 1997 by the Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON). The award is rectangular red and gold with a black face with gold type. There are minor scratches on front side. Item was produced by Center Trophy.

Award reads, "Imperial Court of Nebraska - By Decree of H.M.I.M. Emperor 16, Royal Bush. Emperor to Emperor Award Presented to Pat Phalen. Coronation 17 - July 5, 1997."

Imperial Court of Nebraska Records

 Collection — Box: 2016-103
Identifier: MSS-0090
Content Description The records of the Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON) include photographs, albums documenting twelve of ICON’s reigns, newsletters circa 1996-2000, and one binder containing other ICON documents such as copies of incorporation documents, correspondence, and other material. The photographs are largely unidentified and require arrangement and description. The albums for twelve of ICON’s reigns include programs, fliers, news clippings, photographs, and other material documenting the reigns of the ...

Imperial Court of Nebraska Thank You Plaque, 1990, June 9, 1990

 Item
Identifier: MSS0077_obj_004
Scope and Contents Photograph of an award from the Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON). Award is wood with silver face and black type.

Award reads, "Thank you for your service & dedication to the Gay/Lesbian Community. Emperor IX - Joe Reed, Empress IX - Felice Whitney, Athena II - Carla Petersen. June 9, 1990." Created by Wessco Graphics Omaha.

Photograph of Ken Dillard and Jonathan Schneider, 1986

 Item
Identifier: MSS0077_obj_022
Scope and Contents Photograph of a framed photograph taken in 1986 of ICON Emperor III Ken Dillard with friend Jonathan Schneider. Item is in a pink frame with a flamingo in the upper right corner.