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Queer Omaha Archives

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Committees--Committee for Gay and Lesbian Issues, 1998, November 2, 1998

 Item
Identifier: UNO0005_0002
Scope and Contents Two email messages. The first is organizing a committee meeting among University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) faculty and staff to discuss LGBTQIA+ issues and topics that relate to the university such as partner benefits, diversity, and discrimination. The second message is a memo to add the matter to an upcoming Executive Cabinet meeting, presumably of the UNO Faculty Senate. These printouts of emails were removed from an unidentified UNO Faculty Senate agenda (attachment 20).

Elite Dance Troupe Audition Flyer, circa January 1997

 Item
Identifier: UNO0005_0001
Scope and Contents Flyer describing and announcing auditions for the Elite Dance Troupe from January of 1996. EDT was a project of Gay and Lesbian Organization (GALO) of UNO.

Fredrick J. Zydek Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0078
Content Description The Fredrick J. Zydek papers primarily document his work and career as a poet. Zydek’s collection thoroughly documents his poetry with a folder of material about each of his poems containing drafts and final versions of the poems as well as correspondence with publishers when the poems were published, which was frequently the case (15 cubic feet). Many of Zydek’s poems were published and they covered a range of topics. The collection also includes his short stories. Folders of material...

Imperial Court of Nebraska Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
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...

LGBTQ+ Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UNO-0240
Content Description The LGBTQ+ Oral History Collection is the home for oral history interviews conducted with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual individuals from various communities with a focus on those with a connection to Omaha, Nebraska. The interviews were consciously collected to be part of UNO’s Queer Omaha Archives. Interview to date are all audio recordings and include community members and UNO faculty; interviewees are described individually in this finding aid. Interviews...

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 from Wally Bacon 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...

Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha Records

 Collection — Box 2017-010
Identifier: MSS-0098
Content Description The records of the Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha (MCC Omaha) document the church’s activities, initiatives, members, and buildings. The collection includes photographs organized by event and date with some of the material well-identified and minimal identification for other photographs. Identification of people in many photographs is being provided by current members of MCC Omaha on an ongoing basis.

Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP) Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0092
Content Description The Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP) collection is primarily composed of photographs in print along with negatives and some digital images. The topics of the photographs include a variety of NAP activities including the annual AIDS Walk, Night of 1,000 Stars, volunteer appreciation events, other events, as well as NAP’s former building. Celebrities participating in events include Olympian Greg Louganis, actress Shirley MacLaine, and comedian Joan Rivers. Documents are primarily related to marketing...

Organizations & Clubs -- GALO of UNO, 1990-2011

 Item
Identifier: UNO0005_0003
Scope and Contents Fliers advertising various LGBTQ related student organizations and events on the University of Nebraska Omaha campus. Many of the fliers are from events sponsored or co-sponsored by GALO of UNO (Gay and Lesbian Organization), but also include the Gender and Sexual Orientation Student Agency (GSO), Queers & Allies (Q&A), Gay/Straight Alliance, Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Organization, Nebraskans Against 416, UNO Women's Resource Center, and Elite Dance Troupe (sponsored by GALO).

Queer Film Class Blogs

 Collection
Identifier: UNO-0241
Content Description Prof. Tammie Kennedy’s students in the spring 2016 English course Queer Film were required to create and use a blog platform as part of their coursework. The University of Nebraska at Omaha students discussed various films on their blogs including Pariah, The Kids Are Alright, Weekend, Boys Don’t Cry, Milk, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dallas Buyers Club, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Paris Is Burning, and How to Survive a Plague. Students also reflected on their enrollment in...

Queer Omaha Archives Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0072
Content Description The Queer Omaha Archives Ephemera Collection is material collected or received from various sources.

Rainbow Outreach GLBT Center Records

 Collection — Box 2017-041
Identifier: MSS-0113
Content Description The records of the Rainbow Outreach GLBT Center documents some of the activities of the center such as providing information and support to the LGBTQ+ communities. Material in the collection includes brochures from Omaha area organizations such as GLSEN and PFLAG, educational reports and brochures on topics such as health and aging, buttons from local events such as Pride in the early 1990s, signs displayed at the center, and other material.

Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0077
Content Description The Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen Papers document some of their interests and life together in Omaha, Nebraska in the late 20th and early 21st centuries including participating in Marches on Washington (1987, 1993), writing the regional newsletter/magazine The New Voice for a decade, Phalen’s reign as ICON Emperor, the Omaha leather scene, safe sex and HIV/AIDS education, workplace activism, and other activities of the local LGBTQ community. The collection includes newsletters, event...

UNO Gender and Sexuality Resource Center Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UNO-0231
Content Description This accession includes material produced as well as collected by the UNO Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Please see component records for specific details.

UNO Queer and Trans Services Records

 Collection
Identifier: UNO-0183
Content Description The records of the Queer and Trans Services (formerly Gender and Sexual Orientation) student agency include posters and fliers, handmade signs for protests or rallies, training and orientation material, office files, photos, and other material. Some of the handmade signs were made and used in response to an itinerant evangelical preacher who frequently visits campus and espouses his beliefs that include condemnation and hate outside of the Milo Bail Student Center. The collection documents...