Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen Papers
New material added 2016-07-19: Includes photographs, a complete run of The New Voice magazine, posters, Christian teaching material, programs, ephemera, and other material.
New material added 2016-11-16: This accrual for the Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen Papers is ephemera related to Project Concern including: a flier and a wrapper holding a condom and lube; an HIV and AIDS prevention poster from San Diego; and a plaque from the Imperial Court of Nebraska recognizing the work of Project Concern. In the early days of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, HIV and AIDS prevention material specific to Omaha or Nebraska had not yet been produced and so posters and other material from other parts of the country were used.
New material added 2017-05-01: The accession includes a photo album documenting 1986 Gay Pride Nebraska festivities, along with fliers, posters, other documents, tshirts, and sweatshirts documenting LGBTQ events and organizations in Omaha.
New material added 2018-09-01: The two VHS videotapes document events from the life of Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen. Tape one is footage from the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights including the memorial for Harvey Milk at the Congressional Cemetery and scenes of various Washington buildings and monuments. Tape two is from circa 1986 with footage of Christmas gift opening with Terry Sweeney’s family (at Delories’ home), at Sam’s (believed to be Sam Mandina), the River City Mixed Chorus performing at Union Pacific headquarters and the River City Mixed Chorus (RCMC) holiday concert at UNO’s Strauss Performing Arts Center.
Material from this collection that has been digitized is available online at http://queeromahaarchives.omeka.net/collections/show/2.
- circa 1975-2016
- Sweeney, Terry (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
7.06 Cubic Feet (11 boxes, 2 folders) : VHS tapes; Posters; Programs; Newsletters; Photographs; Medallions; Buttons; Pins; Fliers; Posters; Textiles (tshirts, sweatshirts)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen Papers
- Amy Schindler; Angela Kroeger
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Edition statement
- 4th edition
- 2016-09-06: Added accession 2016-077
- 2016-12-16: Added accession 2016-108 (0.4 cubic ft., 2 folders)
- 2017-06-06: Added accession 2017-029 (1.5 cubic ft.; 2 boxes)
- 2018-09-26: Added accession 2018-045 (2 VHS tapes, added to existing box)
Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository
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Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States