Imperial Court of Nebraska
The Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON) is one of 68 non-profit chapters across the United States, 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 8 Collections and/or Records:
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."
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."
Digital images of ephemera and memorabilia from the collection of Omaha man Dino Andrade including buttons, pins, awards, matchbooks, and other ephemera. Organizations and businesses documented in the photographs are Heartland Pride, Heartland Gay Rodeo Association, Imperial Court of Nebraska, the Diamond Bar, Gilligan’s Bar, and the New Voice of Nebraska.
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."
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 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.