Southeastern Arts, Media and Education (SAME) Project Records

Michael C. Oliveira
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
Phone: (213) 741-0094
Fax: (213) 741-0220
Email: askone@onearchives.org
URL: http://www.onearchives.org
© 2008
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.

Southeastern Arts, Media and Education (SAME) Project Records

Collection number: Coll2008-020

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Michael C. Oliveira and Sócrates Silva
Date Completed:
May 22, 2008
Encoded by:
Michael C. Oliveira
© 2008 ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Southeastern Arts, Media and Education Project records
Dates: 1985-1996
Collection number: Coll2008-020
Creator: Southeastern Arts, Media & Education Project (Atlanta, Ga.)
Collector: Ranson, Rebecca, 1943-
Collection Size: 3 archive boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 roll. 4 linear feet.
Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90007
Abstract: Play submissions, correspondence, membership information, administrative records, and publications of the Southeastern Arts Media and Entertainment (SAME) Project, 1985 to 1996.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

Preferred Citation

Box #, Folder #, Southeastern Arts, Media and Education (SAME) Project Records, Coll2008-020, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Acquisition Information

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Michael C. Oliveira and Sócrates Silva, May 22, 2008.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative History

The Southeastern Arts, Media and Education (SAME) project, 1985-1996, was a multidisciplinary Atlanta based gay and lesbian nonprofit arts organization whose mission was to utilize arts for social change. During its first ten years, 1985-1995, SAME produced over 70 plays, original film and video works, including Promise of Life, a documentary on people living with AIDS, and published Amethyst, a semi-annual journal of creative writing and visual arts. SAME, along with Southern Voice newspaper, co-produced the Southeastern Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, which screened over 50 films in 1994, a major event for the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian community. SAME also organized numerous visual arts exhibitions and an annual arts and crafts festival.

Scope and Content of Collection

The records of the Southeastern Arts and Media Entertainment Project, (SAME), 1985-1996, consist of administrative records, including an operational handbook, correspondence, financial ledger sheets and statements, membership lists, publications, scripts, t-shirts, and a banner. The collection is organized in four series: (1) Adminstrative Records, (2) Publications, (3) Scripts, and (4) Ephemera.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Gay dramatists
Gay theater
Homosexuality and theater
Lesbian dramatists
Ranson, Rebecca, 1943-
Southeastern Arts, Media & Education Project (Atlanta, Ga.)

Related Material

Rebecca Ranson Papers, Coll2008-021.
Southeastern Arts, Media & Education Project (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1986-1996, Manuscript Collection Number 1015, Emory University.

Index

Ball, Charlene
Bumbalo, Victor, 1948-
Calabria, Deb
Cloutier, Martin
Cyr, Dave
Dana, Mary
Dillon, David
Field, Aden
Fields, Mike
Fries, Kenny
Garner, Terry Cammon, 1953-
Grimsley, Jim, 1955-
Hill, Stebbo
Imhotep, Akbar
Lawes, Lisa
Olson, Donald S.
Ranson, Rebecca, 1943-
Raphel, Kenneth
Smith, Don
Sojourner, Sabrina
Underwood, Lolita
Wertheim, Aubrey
Yeoman, Cal
Youngblood, Shay

Description/Container List

 

Series 1:  Administrative Records 1987-1995

Physical Description: 10 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The bulk of the Records Series consists of correspondence, membership information, and flyers and programs for SAME's Out Proud Theatre productions. Correspondence and related materials concerning FEDAPT, an organizational assistance program for the performing arts, can be found in the Atlanta Theatre Coalition folder. Other files include financial records and minutes.
Box 1 : 1

Financial records 1987-1988

Box 1 : 2

Correspondence 1987-1995

Box 1 : 3

Minutes 1989

Box 1 : 4

Operations handbook 1990

Box 1 : 5

Membership forms and mailing list 1990

Box 1 : 6

Atlanta Theatre Coalition records 1990-1991

Box 1 : 7

Out Proud subscription mailings 1991-1992

Box 1 : 8

Out Proud logo circa 1990

 

SAME / Out Proud productions 1985-1994

Box 1 : 9

Flyers, programs, paper paddle fan 1985-1994

Box 4 : 1 (Oversize)

Performance posters 1985-1994

 

Series 2:  Publications 1988-1996

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Series Scope and Content

SAME produced a number of publications including a newsletter; the Southern Voice newspaper; Amethyst, a journal of creative writing and visual arts; and the program of the local Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The project also contributed to the publication of a pamphlet of still photographs taken by Royce Augustine Hoyle of television programs 1957-1962.
Box 1 : 10

The Report Line, The Inside Line newsletters 1988-1996

Box 1 : 11

TV Photographer: 1957-1962 1988

Box 4 : 2 (Oversize)

Southern Voice newspaper March 1, 1988

Box 4 : 3 (Oversize)

Gay & Lesbian Film Festival programs 1989-1996

Box 1 : 12

Amethyst 1990

 

Series 3:  Scripts circa 1990

Physical Description: 21 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The Script Series consists of scripts submitted to SAME; each script is accompanied by the playwright's correspondence, and occasionally copies of clippings. The series also includes the only script in the collection of a play known to have been performed by SAME, Rebecca Ranson's Homes, which includes a flyer for the performance.
 

Ball, Charlene 1993

Box 2 : 1

Article of Faith 1993

 

Bumbalo, Victor 1991

Box 2 : 2

Show and Tell 1991

Box 2 : 3

Show, And Then, Tell 1992

 

Cloutier, Martin 1996

Box 2 : 4

Necessary Delusions 1996

 

Cyr, Dave 1991

Box 2 : 5

Vivid Nounclouds and Etc. 1991

 

Dana, Mary; Kenneth Raphel; Stebbo Hill; Deb Calabria; Mike Fields; Don Smith; Akbar Imotep; Lisa Laws; Lolita Underwood circa 1990

Box 2 : 6

Alternate Concerns circa 1990

 

Dillon, David 1993

Box 2 : 7

Party 1993

 

Field, Aden 1987

Box 2 : 8

Coffee, Beer, Never Fear 1987

 

Fries, Kenny 1989

Box 2 : 9

Music for a While 1989

 

Garner, Terry Cammon 1984

Box 2 : 10

Livin' on Salvation Street 1984

 

Grimsley, Jim circa 1990

Box 2 : 11

The Borderland circa 1990

Box 2 : 11

Man with a Gun circa 1990

 

Olson, Donald S 1991

Box 3 : 1

Beardsley 1991

 

Ranson, Rebecca 1989

Box 3 : 2

Homes 1989

 

Sojourner, Sabrina 1989

Box 3 : 3

Becoming Visible 1989

 

Wertheim, Aubrey 1991

Box 3 : 4

Make Way for Dyklings 1991

 

Yeoman, Cal 1979-1987

Box 3 : 5

Poems, Fragments, Pieces, Pictures 1987

Box 3 : 6

Poetry 1986

Box 3 : 7

Richmond Jim 1979-1987

 

Youngblood, Shay 1988-1993

Box 3 : 8

Family Album 1990

Box 3 : 9

Shaking the Mess Outta Misery 1988

Box 3 : 10

Square Blues 1993

 

Series 4:  Ephemera circa 1990

Physical Description: 1 oversize box.

Series Scope and Content

The t-shirts and a banner in this series document SAME events and projects: the Gay America Loves You billboard project, the Network Q program on PBS, Out Proud Theatre, Southern Voice newspaper, and a banner from Etcetera Magazine. Also included are t-shirts from Olivia cruise line and the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus.
 

SAME t-shirts and banner circa 1990

Box 5

"Gay America Loves You" t-shirt circa 1990

Box 5

" Network Q, Out Across America, On Location. In Your Life. Every Week. On PBS" t-shirt circa 1990

Box 5

"Out Proud Theater" t-shirt circa 1990

Box 5

"SOVO Southern Voice Newspaper; Black and White and Read All Over" t-shirt circa 1990

Roll 6

"Etcetera Magazine salutes SAME's 10th Year Anniversary" banner 1995

 

Other T-shirts circa 1990

Box 5

"Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus" t-shirt circa 1990

Box 5

"Olivia Anniversary" t-shirt circa 1988