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Southeastern Arts, Media and Education Project records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2008-020

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.


  • 1985-1996



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).

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.


5.25 Linear Feet (5 boxes and 1 oversize item.)

Language of Materials



Play submissions, correspondence, membership information, administrative records, and publications of the Southeastern Arts Media and Entertainment (SAME) Project, 1985 to 1996.

Acquisition Information

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Related Material

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.

Separated Materials

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).

Processing Information

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: Bailiwick (1989-1993) 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)


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
Finding aid to the Southeastern Arts, Media and Education (SAME) Project records, 1985-1996
Michael C. Oliveira, revised by Loni Shibuyama
© 2008, 2016
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Finding aid written in: English

Repository Details

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