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David and Kathy England Papers

 Collection — Box: 2018-042
Identifier: MSS-0126

Content Description

The David and Kathy England Papers document their engagement with several Omaha-area LGBTQ+ organizations when their son came out to them as a young man. The Englands were actively involved with and in some cases founding members of a number of Omaha area organizations and initiatives including PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), Proud Horizons, ANGLE (Achieving New Gay & Lesbian Endeavors), National Coming Out Day, Pride Prom, and others. The England family also appeared on the early 1990s talk show Jane hosted by Sassy and Jane magazines founder and media personality Jane Pratt.

The England Papers include 3 boxes that include 7 series about the work the England's did. The series titles are: ANGLE, Jane Pratt Show, The Names Project Quilt, PFLAG, Proud Horizons, Resources and Clippings, and United Methodist Church Reconciliation.

The ANGLE series contains 3 folders involving National Coming Out Day, Omaha Pride Guides, and the annual ANGLE Recognition Banquet all ranging frok 1990-2012.

The Jane Pratt Show series contains 1 folder that holds ticket documentation and letters about the England's trip to New York to attend the show in 1992.

The Names Project Quilt series holds 9 folders about the national tour of the quilt called An Event in Thre Acts, a lesson guide and annual report, the 1990 Names Project Quilt display in Lincoln, NE, a list of names on the memorial quilt, two folders about the quilt display in Omaha, NE, two folders about the quilt display in Washington D.C. , and a quilt display handbook. The dates in this series are from 1989 to 1996.

The Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays series has 9 folders about the Equity for Our Invisible Minority conference, PFLAGE membership forms, 3 folders containing PFLAG newsletters ranging from 1988 to 1999, 2 newsletter registration folders ranging from 1990 to 1997, and 2 tax form folders from 1982 to 1997. The folders in this series have dates that range from 1982-2001.

The Proud Horizons series has 4 folders concerning awards presented to facilitators of the youth group, facilitator communications and a celebration of the youth group's 10 year anniversary, facilitator contracts and training, and the Pride Prom. The series has dates that range from 1991 to 2003.

The Resources and Clippings series contains 5 folders that holds information and resources used by PFLAG and Proud Horizons for their monthly meetings with dates ranging from 1977-2009.

The United Methodist Church Reconciliation series consists of 5 separate folders concerning Elizabeth and Robert Dorr, the trial of Reverend Gregory Dell, general information about the relationship between the church and homosexuality, and 2 folders about Reverend Jimmy Creech's trial.


  • Creation: Circa 1987-2010


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

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The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at


2.64 Cubic Feet (8 boxes) : Records (documents), Newsletters, Meeting minutes, Correspondence, Bibliographies

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Collection has been partially arranged and described. Paper-based material has been arranged and described. Artifacts and audiovisual are not yet arranged and described.

Custodial History

Material was created and collected by David and Kathy England with some organizational records received from Bob Dorr when he was no longer active in the PFLAG organization.


This gift was made in honor of Kathy England.



David and Kathy England Papers
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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