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UNO Queer and Trans Services Records

Identifier: UNO-0183

Content Description

The records of the Queer and Trans Services (formerly Gender and Sexual Orientation) student agency include posters and fliers, handmade signs for protests or rallies, training and orientation material, office files, photos, and other material. Some of the handmade signs were made and used in response to an itinerant evangelical preacher who frequently visits campus and espouses his beliefs that include condemnation and hate outside of the Milo Bail Student Center. The collection documents the agency’s organization as part of UNO Student Government as well as its activities and the activities of other campus and Omaha-area LGBTQIA groups.

New material added 2016-01-22: The binder contains material created and collected by the GSO and Women’s Resource Center Student Agencies. The binder is particularly notable for including a document from the 1970s about the initial organization of the Women’s Resource Center.

New material added 2016-03-28: Five signs created by members of GSO to use in cheering on other students during the 2015 UNO Homecoming Battleship competition. The signs read: "We're here and we're queer," "Let the gaymes begin," "GSO," and "Get wet and have fun!!" One of the signs does not include text and features an outline of an actual student's head and arm along with the symbols for male, female, and intersex or transgender. The signs were constructed on white poster board using markers, glitter, feathers, and other applique.


  • 1977-2015


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.

Conditions Governing Use

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


1 Cubic Feet (1 document box; 1 oversize folder of signs)

9.1 Megabytes (37 electronic files)

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Collection has not yet been arranged and described.

Custodial History

In October 2015, GSO was cleaning out their office before moving due to renovation in the Milo Bail Student Center. The student office manager contacted Archives and Special Collections and delivered the material. Electronic records were shared with Archives and Special Collections via a shared UNO Box folder. GSO staff continued the organization and review of electronic records at the time of sharing.

New material added 2016-01-22: Binder transferred to Archives and Special Collections by Jessi Hitchins, Director of Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.

New material added 2016-03-28: 5 signs transferred to Archives and Special Collections by student office manager.


It is anticipated that QTS will transfer new materials to the University Archives on an ongoing basis.

Separated Materials

Portions of this accession have been transferred into the University Archives File Cabinet Collection and the University Archives Poster Collection.


UNO Queer and Trans Services Records
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5th edition

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