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Imperial Court of Nebraska Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0090

Content Description

The records of the Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON) include photographs, albums documenting twelve of ICON’s reigns, newsletters, programs for the annual coronation, and one binder containing other ICON documents such as copies of incorporation documents, correspondence, and other material. The photographs are largely unidentified and require arrangement and description. The albums for twelve of ICON’s reigns include programs, fliers, news clippings, photographs, and other material documenting the reigns of the empresses, emperors, and their courts.


  • circa 1980-2017


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


5.0 Cubic Feet (6 boxes, 4 photo boxes) : Photographs, programs, Scrapbooks, Fliers

Language of Materials



Collection has not yet been arranged and described.

Custodial History

ICON President Gary West transferred the records to Malichi Kinnison with the intention that the material would be delivered to Archives and Special Collections. The collection was received on August 29, 2016.

New material received on 2017-07-20: Received from unknown ICON board members.

ICON material previously part of the Queer Omaha Archives Ephemera Collection and Heartland Gay Rodeo Association Records was transferred to the ICON Records on September 29, 2022.

Related Materials

See also the Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen Papers, for material related to Pat Phalen's reign and long involvement with ICON, circa 1980-2010.


Imperial Court of Nebraska Records
In Progress
Amy Schindler; Angela Kroeger
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Edition statement
3rd 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