Series 5
Printed material, 1919, 1925, 1970-2010
Boxes 42-46, OP1, OP4-14

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of newspaper clippings, playbills, promotional material, play programs, newsletters and magazines, memorials, and other material relating to Ranson's activism in the Atlanta LGBT community. The newspaper clippings mainly contain reviews of Ranson's plays, but there is also a substantial amount of material relating to Ranson's work with inmates in North Carolina correctional facilities in the mid-1970s, including Joan Little. Also included are a number of articles on Warren Johnston, who died of AIDS in April 1984 and inspired Ranson's play Warren. Though the chronology of the clippings extends from the mid-1970s-2010, most of the clippings document 1981-1994, a period when many of Ranson's plays were performed in and around Atlanta on a regular basis.

The playbills, promotional material, and programs primarily relate to performances of Ranson's plays, but there are also playbills and programs for other plays performed in Atlanta, often with LGBT themes, particularly those performed at 7 Stages in the Little Five Points neighborhood. The newsletters and magazines mainly pertain to LGBT issues in Atlanta; there are several issues of Pulse, Amethyst, and Et Cetera, all LGBT-themed publications. The SHE newsletter for November 1977 contains a profile of Miranda Cambanis, a former lover of Ranson. The memorials included in this series are mainly funeral programs for members of the Atlanta LGBT community who died of AIDS. The files on conferences, activism, and marches contain a variety of material from LGBT-themed conferences, Ranson's involvement in SAME, HIV/AIDS activism, and the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. There is also a small amount of material in these particular files on independent Atlanta booksellers, who often hosted events of interest to Ranson.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
42 1 AIDS pamphlets, 1988, no date
42 2 African-American Women in Leadership Recognition Juneteenth Heritage Festival, first annual, program, 2000
42 3 "Alternate Roots: A Directory," no date
42 4 American Red Cross Chapterings newsletter, Harrisburg area, fall 1984
42 5 Amethyst: A Journal for Lesbians and Gay Men, spring 1987
42 6 Amethyst: A Journal for Lesbians and Gay Men, autumn 1988
42 7 Amethyst, spring/summer 1993
42 8 artsAbility (VSA Arts of Georgia), newsletter, fall 2000
42 9 Applause Theatre Book Publishers, catalog, fall 1987
42 10 "Arts for All" newsletter, spring 1997
42 11 Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation, brochure, no date
42 12 Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation, information, 1999
42 13 "Atalanta: Newsletter of the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance," March 1992
42 14 Atlanta City Council, list of committee appointments, 1997
42 15 Atlanta Pride Festival, official guide, 1997
42 16 Biographical information and interview, Rebecca Ranson, circa 1998
42 17 Black Caucus Review (Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus), July 1986
42 18 Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble information, 1998
42 19 Blue Swallow Motel (Tucumcari, New Mexico), rental information, 1997
42 20 Booklet, Living Histories, Community Pride, 1993
42 21 Booklet, Stormy Road Onward: Stories from Residents of SRO's, no date
42 22 The Bridge annual report, 2004
42 23 BWMT Atlanta (Black and White Men Together of Atlanta), newsletter, volume 18, number 3, May/June 2000
42 24 Cabbagetown, Kirkwood, and East Atlanta printed material, 1998-2000
42 25 Calendar, 1996
OP4 - Calendar, "Everyday Goddesses: Celebrating Atlanta Women," 2004
42 26 Centers for Disease Control, AIDS workshop memoranda, 1984
43 1 Clippings, 1974-2010 (bulk 1981-1994) [1 of 6]
43 2 Clippings, 1974-2010 (bulk 1981-1994) [2 of 6]
43 3 Clippings, 1974-2010 (bulk 1981-1994) [3 of 6]
43 4 Clippings, 1974-2010 (bulk 1981-1994) [4 of 6]
43 5 Clippings, 1974-2010 (bulk 1981-1994) [5 of 6]
43 6 Clippings, 1974-2010 (bulk 1981-1994) [6 of 6]
OP9 - Clippings, 1975-1995 [1 of 4]
OP10 - Clippings, 1975-1995 [2 of 4]
OP11 - Clippings, 1975-1995 [3 of 4]
OP12 - Clippings, 1975-1995 [4 of 4]
OP1 - Clippings, 1978-1997
43 7 Conferences, activism, and marches, 1973-1994 [1 of 2]
43 8 Conferences, activism, and marches, 1973-1994 [2 of 2]
44 1 Contact newsletter (Los Angeles Free Clinic), volume XXIII, winter 1989
44 2 "Cookin' with Pride" [SAME publication], no date
44 3 Creative Writing Program alumni biographies, University of North Carolina, 2010
44 4 The Dekalb Literary Arts Journal, volume V, number 4, 1972
44 5 Dialogue, volume 5, number 4, August-September 1983
44 6 Et Cetera, August 1986
44 7 Et Cetera, May 1987
44 8 Et Cetera, April 1989
44 9 Et Cetera, October 1991
44 10 Et Cetera, May 2000
44 11 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, National Playwrights Conference, brochure, no date
44 12 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, National Playwrights Conference, request for submissions, 1998
44 13 Evergreen Chronicles: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Literature, winter/spring 1992
44 14 Freedom Theater (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) brochures and press releases, 1985
59 4 Free at Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle, no date
44 15 Green Haven Monthly, October/November 1980
44 16 Guide Magazine, February 1988
44 17 Hambidge, Mary, reference material, no date
44 18 HIV Update Agenda, January 1990
44 19 Hollywood International Independent Film Festival, newsletter, June 1998
44 20 The Horizons School (Atlanta, Georgia) brochure and information, 1996-1997
44 21 Illustrated guide to Madame Tussaud's, 1982
44 22 The Inside Line (SAME) newsletter, September 1989, February/March 1991, November 1993
44 23 Inception News Bulletin (Atlanta, Georgia), August 1919
44 24 John Howell Park project, newsletters and fact sheets, 1989-1994
44 25 Kirkwood Centennial Festival and Tour of Homes, brochure, October 1999
44 26 Kirkwood Neighbor, 1997-1998, 2000
44 27 "Mad Housers" newsletter, February 1996
OP6 - Map, Church Creek, Dorchester County, Maryland, no date
44 28 Memorandum, Workshop/Script Development: Turner Success Projects, no date
44 29 Memorial; Bishop, Tipton, 1990
44 30 Memorial; Bowles Jr., Richard N., 1987
44 31 Memorial; Clarke Jr., John Jennings, 1992
44 32 Memorial; Davis, Richard T., 1991
44 33 Memorial; Fraser, Joseph Edward
44 34 Memorial; Hale, Leo Thomas (Ebon Dooley), 2006
44 35 Memorial; Hill, Stephen Richard ("Stebbo de Rebbo"), 2004
44 36 Memorial; Howell, John Rushing, 1988
44 37 Memorial; Kish, George Robert, 1992
44 38 Memorial; Litton Jr., Gilbert Dupre, 1987
44 39 Memorial; MacDonald, John Jay, 1992
44 40 Memorial; Needle, Robert Paul, 1989
44 41 Memorial; Piccola, Gary E., 1989
44 42 Memorial; Porterfield, Robert, 1972
44 43 Memorial; Ranson, Donald Hunter, 1994
44 44 Memorial; Walker, Kenneth, 1989
44 45 Memorial; Whipple, Kent Edward, 2000
44 46 Mitchell, George, book contract, 1983-1986
44 47 Mouth: The Voice of Disability Rights, September-October 1995
44 48 nc arts (North Carolina Arts Council), newsletter, winter 1998
44 49 "The New Importance of Yeast in Diet," no date
45 1 The New York Times Advertising Medium, 1925
45 2 News release, Health Hero Network, no date
45 3 Newsweek, January 30, 1984
45 4 Norcroft writing retreat, application, 1998
45 5 North Carolina Department of Correction, memorandum, June 21, 1977
45 6 "On the Purple Circuit" list of influential LGBT plays, 2010
59 5 “On the Purple Circuit” newsletter, volume 6, number 2, 1997
45 7 "On the Purple Circuit" newsletter, volume 6, number 3, 1997
45 8 Performance, Jungle of the Cities, 7 Stages (Atlanta, Georgia), stage layout and notes, 1998
45 9 The Phoenix [Pfeiffer College, Misenheimer, North Carolina], volume X, spring 1967
45 10 Pine Lake, Georgia, move-in materials, 2006
45 11 Playbills and flyers, circa 1970s-2000s [1 of 2]
45 12 Playbills and flyers, circa 1970s-2000s [2 of 2]
OP7 - Playbills and flyers, circa 1980s-2000s
OP14 - Posters, "The Incarceration of Annie," and "Jesse's Time," September 21-22 [year missing]
OP13 - Posters. LGBT activism, no date
OP5 - Posters, The Names Project (Atlanta, Georgia), no date
OP8 - Programs, circa 1970s
45 13 Programs, circa 1970s-2000s [1 of 4]
45 14 Programs, circa 1970s-2000s [2 of 4]
45 15 Programs, circa 1970s-2000s [3 of 4]
46 1 Programs, circa 1970s-2000s [4 of 4]
46 2 Promotional fans for performances, 1990, no date
46 3 Pulse, volume 1, numbers 9, 11, August 1984
46 4 "The Purple Circuit Directory," 1990 [2 copies]
46 5 Rebecca Ranson Papers inventory, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives (Los Angeles, California)
46 6 The Report Line (SAME) newsletter, 1988
46 7 Robert Chesley Foundation, list of past winners, 2010
46 8 SAME hand painted cards ("Joy"), no date
46 9 San Francisco General Hospital tenth anniversary, program, 1993
46 10 Scholarship endowment newsletter, University of North Carolina, summer 2008
46 11 Script Writers of South Carolina, newsletters, January-May 1992
46 12 SHE, newsletter, vol. 6, no. 2, November 1977
46 13 Southeastern Arts, Media, and Education (SAME) Project, board of directors, meeting minutes and position papers, 1989-1994
59 6 Southern Exposure: A Journal of Politics & Culture, volume XXIV, number 1, 1996
46 14 Theater at Lime Kiln (Lexington, Virginia), regional playwriting contest, brochure, 1996
46 15 Theatre Communications Group, catalog, 2003
46 16 Theatre Communications Group, membership materials, 1998-1999
46 17 Theatre Communications Group, publications and program listings, 1983-1987
46 18 TOVA: Artistic Projects that Speak for Social Change, newsletter, fall 1997
46 19 Voice & Vision News, winter 1997
59 18 Warren, SpotlightUB Production, promotional materials , 2013
59 7 Weissberger Theater Group, L. Arnold Weissberger Playwriting Competition, request for submissions, 1997-1998
46 20 Whitman, Walt, collected articles, 1994, no date
46 21 Women in the Front Line: An Amnesty International Report, 1991
46 22 Women Who Kept the Lights: An Illustrated History of Lighthouse Keepers, 1993
46 23 Year markers for scrapbook, 1986-1993
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