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Butch Addleman Ephemera, circa 1980-2000

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2016-104

Scope and Contents

The collection of ephemera collected by Butch Addleman includes an address book, lighters, matchbooks, pens, a news clipping about the June 1985 gay rights march in downtown Omaha, a list of local LGBT businesses and news, stickers, and other material documenting events, restaurants, bars, and other venues from approximately the early 1980s through the early 2000s. The buttons in the collection relate to the NAMES Project AIDS Quilt. Local businesses and organizations include the Office Bar, the Diamond Bar, Gilligan’s Pub, Joy, Chaplin’s / The Hollywood, Gnomes, and MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) of Omaha. LGBT rights advocacy items include a pen reading “Stop AIDS / Keep the promise,” a bumper sticker reading “how dare you presume I’m heterosexual!” a window cling reading “out is in,” and a window cling reading “we are people you know and like!” A VHS videotape in the project contains the opening ceremony from the 1995 display of the AIDS quilt in Omaha.


  • Creation: circa 1980-2000

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0.01 Cubic Feet (2 folders) : Ephemera

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Custodial History

The poster was displayed in an Omaha bar that was promoting a display of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. After a portion of the quilt was displayed in Omaha and the display was taken down, the items were given to the donor, O.D. "Butch" Addleman. The donor collected the other ephemera from various sources. Donor gave most of the ephemera to Terry Sweeney to transfer to the archives. Materials were received by the archives on 9/19/2016 and 10/13/2016.


Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States