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Preliminary Guide to the Southerners on New Ground records, 1993-2003

Abstract

According to the organization's website, Southerners on New Ground (SONG) currently works to build, connect, and sustain those in the South who believe in liberation across all lines of race, class, culture, gender and sexuality, through a membership of 600 primarily LGBT people.

The accession (2009-0098) (7200 items; 9.6 lin. ft.; dated 1993-2004) includes administrative and financial records, programming materials, and organizational files, all stemming from retreats, training, workshops, and community events sponsored or promoted by SONG. The accession also includes SONG materials from the Bayard Rustin project, People of Color activities, Pride at Work, and the Highlander Economy Educational Institute, among others. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Southerners on New Ground
Title
Southerners on New Ground records, 1993-2003
Language of Materials
English
Extent
7200 items, 9.6 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The accession (2009-0098) (7200 items; 9.6 lin. ft.; dated 1993-2004) includes administrative and financial records, programming materials, and organizational files, all stemming from retreats, training, workshops, and community events sponsored or promoted by SONG. The accession also includes SONG materials from the Bayard Rustin project, People of Color activities, Pride at Work, and the Highlander Economy Educational Institute, among others. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

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Contents of the Collection

The accession (2009-0098) (7200 items; 9.6 lin. ft.; dated 1993-2004) includes administrative and financial records, programming materials, and organizational files, all stemming from retreats, training, workshops, and community events sponsored or promoted by SONG. The accession also includes SONG materials from the Bayard Rustin project, People of Color activities, Pride at Work, and the Highlander Economy Educational Institute, among others. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

This is an unprocessed addition to this collection. Materials have not been arranged beyond their original condition, and folder titles may not accurately reflect folder contents. Please consult Research Services if you have any questions.

Pride at Work
Box 1
Dismantling Internalized Homophobia
Box 1
Level Playing Field
Box 1
People of Color
Box 1
Beyond White Guilt
Box 1
Broadening the We
Box 1
Town meetings, 1997
Box 1
Organizational early work, 1994
Box 1
Highlander Economic Education Institute
Box 1
Poor People's Movement, 1998
Box 1
Regional Economic Justice Network (REJN)
Box 1
Organizational files, A-N
Box 1
Higher Ground, 2000
Box 2
WomonWrites, 1995
Box 2
Atlanta, 1994
Box 2
Women's Retreat, 2000-2001
Box 2
Retreat summary logs
Box 2
People of Color Retreat, 1997-1998, 2000
Box 2
Allies Retreat, 1998
Box 2
Cultural Worker Retreat, 1996-1999
Box 2
Mapping Project
Box 2
Printed materials
Box 2
NC Unity Conference
Box 2
Black Solidarity
Box 2
Durham/NCCU Now
Box 2
Training Conference
Box 2
SC Pride Conference
Box 2
Articles of Incorporation, 1998
Box 2
Bylaws
Box 2
Membership information
Box 2
Personnel policies
Box 2
Akers, David B.
Box 2
Direct Appeals
Box 2
Southern retreat locations
Box 2
Advertisements
Box 2
Videotapes (2)
Box 2
People of Color (POC) Planning Committee
Box 3
Creating Change, 2000-2001
Box 3
National Organizers Alliance (NOA), 2001
Box 3
National Black Gay and Lesbians (NBGL) Forum
Box 3
Organizational files, N-Z
Box 3
South Africa, 1999
Box 3
Program
Box 3
Applications
Box 3
Retreat
Box 3
Evaluations
Box 3
Durham
Box 3
Atlanta
Box 3
New Orleans
Box 3
Louisville
Box 3
SONG Training curricula materials
Box 4
Bayard Rustin Project materials, 2001
Box 4
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence training materials, 2001
Box 4
SONG logos
Box 4
Correspondence, 1994-2001
Box 4
Hate mail
Box 4
Program files, 1993-2001
Box 4
Printed materials
Box 4
IRS communications, 1999
Box 4
Emergency Conference and Project South, 2001
Box 4
Brochures
Box 4
Staff meetings
Box 4
Move information
Box 4
Bulletin board
Box 4
SONG 10th Anniversary, 2004
Box 4
To Do folders, 2003
Box 4
Administrative files, 2003
Box 5
Administrative files, 2000s
Box 6
Fundraising
Box 6
Outreach
Box 6
Bayard Rustin project
Box 6
Organizational development and marketing
Box 6
Samples
Box 6
In the Name of Justice Seminar, Tape 1-3, 2004
Box 7
In the Name of Justice Seminar, Tape 4-7, 2004
Box 7
Gay Cuba, 1995
Box 7
A Gay and Lesbian Speak Out
Box 7
From the Mountains to the Maquiladoras
Box 7
SONG Retreat
Box 7
And Justice For All PSA Intro/Outro Tape
Box 7
And Justice For All Clip Tape
Box 7
And Justice For All sample tapes Nos. 1, 2, 4-7, 9
Box 7
SONG 15th video
Box 7

Historical Note

Southerners on New Ground (SONG) was established in 1994 following a 1993 National Gay and Lesbian Task Force conference that brought black and white lesbians together in an effort to unite LGBT communities with racial minorities, particularly African Americans, against discrimination by conservative, right-wing groups. SONG attempts to provide a regional infrastructure for LGBT organizing through retreats, training workshops, meetings, and other community outreach programs. The organization is based in Durham, North Carolina, with offices in Atlanta. It currently has a membership of about 600 primarily LGBT people.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Southerners on New Ground records,, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Gift, 2009 (2009-0098), 9.6 lin. ft.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed; cataloged from accession records.

Encoded by: Meghan Lyon

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0098

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.