Scope and Content of Collection
Language of Material:
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title: Southeastern Arts, Media and Education Project records
Southeastern Arts, Media & Education Project (Atlanta, Ga.)
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2008-020
5.25 Linear Feet
6 boxes and 1 oversize item.
Date (inclusive): 1985-1996
Abstract: Play submissions, correspondence, membership information, administrative records, and publications of the Southeastern Arts
Media and Entertainment (SAME) Project, 1985 to 1996.
Storage Unit: 1
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.
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
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[Box #, Folder #], Southeastern Arts, Media and Education (SAME) Project Records, Coll2008-020, ONE National Gay and Lesbian
Archives, Los Angeles, California.
Date and method of acquisition unknown.
Collection processed by Michael C. Oliveira and Sócrates Silva, May 22, 2008. An additional 1.25 linear foot was added to
the collection, and the finding aid was revised in 2016.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The following folders have been separated from the collection due to physical damage:
Buddies in the Bad Times (1989-1990)
Gay Performances Company (1980-1990)
Gay Sweatshop (1975-1992)
The Glines (1989-1993)
Kaliyuga Arts (undated)
Keller, Lawrence (1991)
Theatre Rhinoceros (1992)
Three Dollar Bill (undated)
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
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 five series: (1) Adminstrative Records, (2) Publications,
(3) Scripts, (4) Ephemera, and (5) Production Files.
Rebecca Ranson Papers, Coll2008-021, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.
Southeastern Arts, Media & Education Project (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1986-1996, Manuscript Collection Number 1015, Emory University.
Amethyst, Winter 1987.
Cookin' with pride! [cookbook] A project of Southern Point Press, under the auspices of SAME, the Southeastern Arts, Media
and Education Project, Inc. (book)
Different [musical], Dan Pruitt, Patrick Hutchinson, and Rebecca Ranson, VV0220. (video VHS)
The Report Line newsletter of the Southeastern Arts, Media and Education Project, Inc. (newsletters)
Southern Voice, Vol. 1, No. 12 (August 4, 1988).
"Special Black Gay Pride Issue" Venus (Aug./Sept. 1996).
Bumbalo, Victor, 1948-
Garner, Terry Cammon, 1953-
Grimsley, Jim, 1955-
Olson, Donald S.
Ranson, Rebecca, 1943-
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Homosexuality and theater