The Queer Omaha Archives preserves Omaha’s LGBTQIA+ history as part of the UNO Libraries’ Archives & Special Collections. Historical materials documenting Omaha’s diverse LGBTQIA+ communities are collected and made available to the public by archivists and librarians to more widely share Omaha’s stories.

The Queer Omaha Archives is pleased to announce that UNO Libraries received a $2,000 grant in August 2017 funded by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. The project includes a free oral history workshop for the public and the collection of 20 oral history interviews. UNO Libraries will provide matching funds from the Queer Omaha Archives Fund (fund code 01139120) established with the University of Nebraska Foundation

We welcome opportunities to share the material already in the archives with individuals and organizations and are actively seeking additional material for the archives. Contact us for more information, to arrange a tour or presentation for a group, to discuss donating material, to make a financial contribution to support the Queer Omaha Archives, or to learn about other ways to support the Queer Omaha Archives.

Recently Added Items

Ticket for Fourth Annual Heartland Rodeo, June 24 & 25, 2000


A ticket, colored in yellow, for "Fourth Annual Heartland Rodeo," dated June 24 & 25, 2000. Reading "Admit One "Rodeo Performance," Proceeds to…

Horse being led at a rodeo


A horse draped in a blanket of flowers being led at a rodeo as part of a procession or performance. The person is carrying their cowboy hat over…

Pride Week, 1986: "Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays"


A group of people holding candles and the sign, reading "Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays [Parents FLAG]."

HGRA, Page 54, "What is Heartland Gay Rodeo Association?"


The page 54 of the publication, by Heartland Gay Rodeo Association (H.G.R.A), introducing the H.G.R.A. community.

Front Door of Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha


Two images of the front door of Front Door of Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha. One of the images is with rainbow balloons.