Series 3
Journals, 1954-2007
Boxes 21-33 and OBV1

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of Ranson's journals from 1954-2007 as well as a scrapbook of newspaper clippings (1978-1986). The journals contain reflections on her professional life as a playwright and researcher and on her personal life. Some of the common themes are Ranson's personal romantic relationships, interactions with her friends and families, and confessions of struggle and guilt with life issues. She also chronicles many events in Atlanta history, both in the gay community as well as the city's history in general. She frequently comments on impending playwriting projects as well as many professional issues that stem from writing and directing theater. She also describes her private thoughts of and reactions to the interviews she conducted with AIDS patients, compiled as part of her research. For transcripts of these interviews, see Series 4: Subject files.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Box Folder Content
21 1 Day planner, 1997
21 2 Day planner, no date
21 3 Health journal, 2000
21 4 1954-1959, January 1
21 5 1964
21 6 1970 September 8-1971, October 3
21 7 1972 September 13-November
22 1 1974 October 7-1975, January 5
22 2 1975 January 6-August 8
22 3 1975 August 8-November 17
22 4 1975 October 7-1976, June 15
22 5 1976 November 12-1977, February 10
22 6 1977 June 6-1978, January 4
22 7 1978 January 6-May 13
22 8 1978 May 15-August 30
22 9 1978 August 30-December 30
22 10 1979 January 1-1980, March 1
23 1 1980 August 11-1981, August 11
23 2 1981 October 21-December 21
23 3 1981 July 12-1982, July 14
23 4 1983 January 1-August 25
58 8 1983 September 13-1984, December 31
23 5 1983 August 10-1984, July 4
23 6 1984 January 2-June 2
23 7 1985 January 1-May 25
23 8 1985 July 6-November 3
24 1 1985 November 21-1986, August 13
24 2 1987 March 17-1988, April 18
24 3 1988 November 13-1990, July 17
24 4 1990 July 28-1992, August 25
24 5 1992 August 26-November 19
24 6 1992-1993
24 7 1992 December 16-1994, February 29
24 8 1993 January 24-March 27
25 1 1994 April 3-1995, April 11
25 2 1995 April 15-July 31
25 3 1995 August 4-September 11
25 4 1995 September 12-November 13
25 5 1995 November 20-1996, April 9
25 6 1996 April 22-June 3
26 1 1996 June 4-November 7
26 2 1996 November 10-1997, February 17
26 3 1997 February 17-May 16
26 4 1997 April
26 5 1997 May 16-October 11
27 1 1997 October 12-November 27
27 2 1997 November 29-1998, January 1
27 3 1998 January 2-January 30
27 4 1998 January 30-April 3
27 5 1998 April 3-April 11
27 6 1998 April 4-May 30
27 7 1998 May 30-September 11
28 1 1998 September 12-November 5
28 2 1998 November 6-1999, February 4
28 3 1999 February 5-August 17
28 4 1999 August 18-November 17
28 5 1999 November 24-2000, January 14
28 6 2000 January 16-2001, July 1
29 1 2000 April 25-May 22
29 2 2000 July 2-October 6
29 3 2000 October 7-2001, February 16
29 4 2001 February 16-May 25
29 5 2001 May 25-July 27
29 6 2001 July 28-August 26
30 1 2001 August 26-December 13
30 2 2001 December 14-2002, March 2
30 3 2002 March 3-August 20
30 4 2002 June 26-December 9
30 5 2002 December 17-2003, April 20
30 6 2003 May 2-October 13
31 1 2003 October 13-2004, January 1
31 2 2004 January 2-June 21
31 3 2004 June 28-2005, February 11
31 4 2004 July 8-9
31 5 2005 February 11-February 21
32 1 2005 November
32 2 2005 March 25-2006, January 5
32 3 2006 February 8-March 24
32 4 2006 April 6-April 16
32 5 2006 May 27-2007, July 9
33 1 2007 July 19-December 12
33 2 2007 September 1-October 22
33 3 2007 December 30-2010, March 14
33 4 No date
33 5 No date
33 6 No date
33 7 No date
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