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.


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

Pride Parade Festival, 1991: Patrick Phalen and Terry Sweeney

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An image of Patrick (Pat) Phalen and Terry Sweeney smiling for the camera in an unidentified back yard while holding a large banner that reads…

Pride Parade Festival, 1989: Terry Sweeney and Richard (Dick) Brown

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(Left to Right) Terry Sweeney and Richard (Dick) Brown smile for the camera in an unidentified back yard, flanked by large rainbow PRIDE flags that…

Pride Parade Festival, 1997: Richard (Dick) Brown

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PRIDE Parade procession with Richard (Dick) Brown driving the Parade entry for The New Voice: a black Jeep decorated with gold fringe garland,…

Pride Parade Festival, 1992: Sharon McCartney

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Sharon McCartney standing with a group of six unidentified Caucasian people sitting on grass behind a large, rainbow-colored handmade sign, "PRIDE =…

Pride Parade Festival, 1992: Lee Donhauer

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An image of Lee Donhauer (kneeling) and a group of more than one dozen unidentified adults from multiple ethnicities, plus two young unidentified…