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.
Queer Omaha Archives In the News
- UNO receives Humanities Nebraska grant and will present an oral history workshop, September 2017
- UNO shines spotlight on Omaha's LGBTQ history, WOWT, 23 June 2017
- Queer Omaha Archives Material on Loan to Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Cassils: Phantom Revenant, February-April 2017
- UNO's Queer Omaha Archives will document LGBTQIA+ culture, history, Omaha World Herald 8 July 2016
- UNO Library to House Omaha LGBTQIA Archives, UNO News Center (via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine) & AP Wire Service (example)
The History of the Queer Omaha Archives
A celebration to mark the beginning of the Queer Omaha Archives was held on July 13, 2016, in Criss Library Archives & Special Collections. Over 80 people attended including members of the public along with UNO students, faculty, and staff. The evening included a display of some of the historical material available from the Terry Sweeney & Pat Phalen Papers and the University Archives.
More coming soon