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Black and White Men Together records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Black and White Men Together (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Black and White Men Together records
Dates: 1982-1996
Quantity: 4.5 linear ft. (9 document cases; 1 oversize folder)
Identification: ahc.MSS903

Biographical/Historical Note

Black and White Men Together/Atlanta (BWMT/Atlanta) was founded in late 1981 and published its first newsletter in February 1982. It is affiliated with the National Association of Black and White Men Together begun a year earlier in San Francisco by founder Michael J. Smith. The organization’s Statement of Purpose reads: “BWMT is a gay multi-cultural organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome and the goal of human equality realized. To these ends, we engage in educational, political, cultural, and social activities as a means of dealing with racism, sexism, homophobia, and other inequities in our community and our lives.” Activities of the organization include publishing a monthly newsletter and hosting potlucks, social outings and rap groups. BWMT/Atlanta has also undertaken special projects which involved the larger Atlanta gay community: The Atlanta Anti-Discrimination Project, 1983-84, which discouraged local bar owners from requiring multiple IDs and extra cover charges from people of color; The AIDS Education Committee, 1985, and The National Task Force on AIDS Prevention (NTFAP), 1988-1991, both of which gathered data regarding the prevention of AIDS in minority communities. BWMT/Atlanta also joined other NABWMT affiliated chapters for the 1993 March on Washington, resulting in its photo being published on the front page of the Monday, April 26, 1993 edition of the Atlanta Constitution. A number of local activists in the larger Black gay community were first nurtured within Black and White Men Together, including Hubert Alexander, Melvin Ross, Duncan Teague, and Kenneth A. Johnson.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of: a full set of monthly BWMT/Atlanta newsletters; newsletters of the National Association of Black and White Men Together and of affiliated chapters from around the country; papers regarding steering committee business and special projects undertaken by BWMT/Atlanta; convention materials, reports and correspondence generated by the National Association and its regional conferences; miscellaneous flyers, brochures, and publications from outside organizations involved in related gay, minority, and/or interracial issues.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Gay bars--Georgia--Atlanta
Gay liberation movement--Georgia--Atlanta--History--Sources
Gay liberation movement--United States
Gay male couples--Georgia--Atlanta
Gay men--Georgia--Atlanta
Homosexuality, male--Georgia--Atlanta
March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Biequal Rights and Liberation, Washington, 1993
Minorities--Georgia--Atlanta
National Association of Black and White Men Together
Newsletters
Race relations

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Black and White Men Together records, MSS 903, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1996

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

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11International Association of Black & White Men Together - Newsletters, 1982
 
2International Association of Black & White Men Together - Newsletters, 1982
 
3BWMT “Together” Benefit, 1982
 
4BWMT Stationary & Business Cards, 1980s
 
5Affiliated Chapter, CABWMT (Columbus Association of BWMT) Constitution, 1982
 
6Related National Gay Organization San Francisco Lesbian & Gay History Project “Homsexuality in Harlem in the 1920s: A Bibliography”, 1982
 
7International Association of Black & White Men Together, 1983
 
8Newsletters, 1983
 
9Announcements & Brochures, 1983
 
10Steering Committee Business: Treasury Report, 1983
 
11Affiliated Chapter BWMT/San Jose “Just What Are We Building?", undated
 
12Special Project: Atlanta Anti-Discrimination Project, 1983
 
13Special Project: Atlanta Anti-Discrimination Project “The Saint” Poster (& Controversy), 1983
 
14Special Project: Atlanta Anti-Discrimination Project - Newsclippings, 1983
 
15Related Atlanta Gay Organizations, 1983
 
16Related National Gay Organizations & Business, 1983
 
17Related Atlanta Gay Organizations: Spirituality-Related, 1983
 
18Related Publications “Blacklight” - Vol. 4, No. 2 & 3, 1983
 
19Publications “Colorful People & Places: A Resource Guide . . .” By BWMT Founder Michael J. Smith, undated
 
20Related Newsclippings “Young the Diplomat,” “Race, Moustaches & Sexual Prejudice”, 1983
 
21International Association Black & White Men Together, 1984
 
22International Association of Black & White Men Together Convention, Atlanta, 1984
 
23International Association of Black & White Men Together, Black & White Men Together/Baltimore, 1984
 
24International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Boston, 1984
 
25International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Chicago, 1984
 
26International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Detroit, 1984
 
27International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Kansas City, 1984
 
28International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Los Angeles, 1984
 
29International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Memphis, 1984
 
30International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Milwaukee, 1984
 
31International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/New York, 1984
 
32International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Omaha, 1984
 
33International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Philadelphia, 1984
 
34International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/San Diego, 1984
 
35International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/San Francisco, 1984
 
36International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/San Jose, 1984
 
37International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Seattle, 1984
 

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21International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Washington, D.C., 1984
 
2International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Youngstown (Ohio), 1984
 
3International Association of Black & White Men Together, Publication Resisting Racism: An Action Guide, 1984
 
4Black & White Men Together Newsletters, 1984
 
5Black & White Men Together Announcements & Brochures, 1984
 
6Black & White Men Together Special Project: Atlanta Anti-Discrimination Project, 1984
 
7Black & White Men Together Steering Committee Business: Financial Reports, Correspondence, 1984
 
8Related Atlanta Gay Organizations & Businesses, 1984
 
9Related National Gay Organizations - National Coalition of Black Gays, 1984
 
10Related Atlanta Gay Organizations: Spirituality Related, 1984
 
11Related Non-Gay Organizations “Homosexuals Attack Children,” Flyer from Texas KKK, 1984
 
12National Association of Black & White Men Together, 1985
 
13Newsletters, 1985
 
14Steering Committee Business, 1985
 
15Special Project: AIDS Education Committee, 1985
 
16International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Philadelphia “Can You Deal With It?”, undated
 
17Related Atlanta and National Gay Organizations, 1985
 
18Related Atlanta Gay Organizations (AIDS Related) AID Atlanta, 1985
 
19Related Atlanta Non-Gay Organizations (AIDS Related), 1985
 
20Publications: “Reflections: 1980-85", 1985
 
21National Association of Black & White Men Together, 1985
 
22Black & White Men Together Newsletters, 1986
 

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31Directors’ Reports, 1986
 
2Black & White Men Together, Steering Committee Business, 1986
 
3Black & White Men Together, 5th Anniversary National Association of Black & White Men Together, Southeast Regional Meeting, 1986
 
4Southeast Regional Meeting, Memphis, 1986
 
5Affiliated Chapter - Grupo Gay de Bahia (Brazil), 1986
 
6International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Memphis, 1986
 
7International Association of Black & White Men Together, Affiliated Chapter - BWMT/Milwaukee, 1986
 
8Special Project: Midwest Regional Discrimination Response System, 1986
 
9Black & White Men Together, Member of Metropolitan Atlanta Council of Gay & Lesbian Organizations, 1986
 
10Black & White Men together Special Project: AIDS Education Committee, 1986
 
11Black & White Men Together Artworks, 1980s
 
12Black & White Men Together Contributor to “The Journal of AID Atlanta”, 1986
 
13Black & White Men Together, Listed & Described in “Forward Together” Pride Guide, 1986
 
14Black & White Men Together, Endorsed by “Atlanta—’A City Too Busy to Hate’” Political Flyer, 1986
 
15Subject of “Black & White Men Together: Fighting Racism & the Forces of Separatism,” The Advocate, 1986
 
16Contributor to In the Life, ed. By Joseph Beam, 1986
 
17Related Atlanta Gay Activist: Jim Harlow, 1986
 
18Related Atlanta Gay Organizations, 1986
 
19Related Atlanta Non-Gay Organizations, 1986
 
20Related National Gay Organizations: National Coalition of Black Lesbians & Gays (NCBLG), 1986
 
21Related National Gay Organization: National Coalition of Black Lesbians & Gays (NCBLG) “AIDS in the Black Community” Conference, 1986
 
22Related National Gay Organization: National Coalition of Black Lesbians & Gays (NCBLG) Black/Out, Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer, 1986
 
23Related National Gay Organization: Southeastern Conference for Lesbians & Gay Men New Orleans, 1986
 
24Related National Gay News Clipping “From Politics to Poetry,” The Advocate, 1986
 
25NABWMT, 1987
 
26NABWMT Convention 1987, Milwaukee & Name Change Controversy, 1987
 
27NABWMT - Special Project AIDS Outreach, 1987
 
28NABWMT Member Profiled in: National March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights, 1987
 
29BWMT Newsletters, 1987
 
30BWMT Steering Committee Business, 1987
 
31BWMT Member of: Metropolitan Atlanta Council of Lesbian & Gay Organizations (MACLGO), 1987
 
32Related Atlanta Gay Organizations: “Crossroads: the News of the African American Lesbian/Gay Alliance” (AALGA), 1987
 
33Related National Gay Organization: National Coalition of Black Lesbians & Gays (NCBLG), 1987
 
34NABWMT, 1988
 
35NABWMT Special Project: National Task Force on AIDS Prevention (NTFAP), 1988
 

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41BWMT Newsletters, 1988
 
2BWMT on Cover of: Etc., 1988
 
3Related National Gay Organization “BLP: The Newsletter of the Blacklight Press”, 1988
 
4Related National Gay Organizations National Coalition of Black Lesbians & Gays Publications, Black/Out, 1988
 
5Related National Gay Organizations: National Coalition of Black Lesbians & Gays, 1988
 
6Related Atlanta Gay Publications: “The Lambda Community Directory”, 1988
 
7National Association of Black and White Men Together, 1989
 
8NABWMT Special Project National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, 1989
 
9BWMT Newsletters, 1989
 
10BWMT Steering Committee Business, 1989
 
11Related National Gay Organizations Black Gay & Lesbian Leadership Forum, 1989
 
12Related National Gay Organizations National Coalition for Black Lesbians & Gays, 1989
 
13Related Non-Gay Publications: Black Film Review, 1989
 
14BWMT Newsletters, 1990
 
15NABWMT Special Projects National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, 1990
 
16Related Atlanta Gay Organizations National Gay Organization African American Lesbian & Gay Alliance (AALGA) Black Gay & Lesbian Leadership Forum, 1990
 
17Related Atlanta Gay Organization, 1990
 
18Related National Gay Organization National Coalition for Black Lesbians & Gays, 1990
 
19Related National Gay Organizations New Pacific Academy, 1990
 
20National Association of Black & White Men Together, 1991
 
21BWMT Newsletters, 1991
 
NABWMT Special Project: National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, 1991
 
23NABWMT Convention Planning Manual, 1991
 
24NABWMT Midland Region, 1991
 
25BWMT Social Function 10th Anniversary Banquet Program, 1991
 
26BWMT - Sanctioned Activism: “Some Simple Ways You Can Actively ‘Do Something’”, 1991
 
27Related National Gay Organizations National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, 1991
 
28Related National Gay Organizations Black Gay & Lesbian Leadership Form, 1991
 
29Related Atlanta Gay Organizations, 1991
 
30Related Non-Gay Organization, 1991
 

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51Related National Gay Publication: The Lambda Book Report, 1991
 
2NABWMT Publication: Resisting Racism: An Action Guide, 1991
 
3National Association of Black & White Men Together, 1992
 
4Black & White Men Together Newsletters, 1992
 
5Black & White Men Together Bylaws, 1992
 
6Black & White Men Together Mixers, 1992
 
7National Association of Black & White Men Together Southeast Regional Network, 1992
 
8National Association of Black & White Men Together Convention Guide, 1992
 
9National Association of Black & White Men Together House of Delegates, 1992
 
10Black & White Men Together Steering Committee Business, 1992
 
11NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Austin, 1992
 
12NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Black & White Men Together/Baltimore, 1992
 
13NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Boston, 1992
 
14NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Black & White Men Together/Charlotte, 1992
 
15NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Chicago, 1992
 
16NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Black & White Men Together/Cleveland, 1992
 
17NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Black & White Men Together/D.C., 1992
 
18NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Dallas, 1992
 
19NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Black & White Men Together/Detroit, 1992
 
20NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Black & White Men Together/Indianapolis, 1992
 
21NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Kansas City, 1992
 
22NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Black & White Men Together/Los Angeles, 1992
 
23NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Black & White Men Together/Memphis, 1992
 
24NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/New York, 1992
 
25NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Philadelphia, 1992
 
26NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Black & White Men Together/San Francisco, 1992
 
27NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Triangle, 1992
 
28National Association of Black & White Men Together Special Project: National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, 1992
 
29National Association of Black & White Men Together Chapter Development Manual, 1992
 
30Related Atlanta Gay Organizations: African American Lesbian/Gay Alliance (AALGA), 1992
 
31National Association of Black & White Men Together, 1993
 
32BWMT Newsletter, 1993
 
33BWMT Treasurer’s Report, 1993
 
34BWMT Steering Committee Business, 1993
 
35BWMT Steering Committee Minutes, 1993
 
36BWMT 12th Anniversary Celebration, 1993
 
37NABWMT Southeast Regional Network Meeting, Charlotte, NC, 1993
 

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61NABWMT Participation in 1993 March on Washington, 1993
 
2BWMT Participation in 1993 March on Washington, 1993
 
3NABWMT Convention Chicago, 1993
 
4NABWMT House of Delegates, 1993
 
5NABWMT Special Project National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, 1993
 
6NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together (MACT)/Austin, 1993
 
7NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Baltimore, 1993
 
8NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together (MACT)/Boston, 1993
 
9NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Charlotte, 1993
 
10NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Cleveland, 1993
 
11NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together (MACT)/Chicago, 1993
 
12NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/D.C., 1993
 
13NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together (MACT)/Dallas, 1993
 
14NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Detroit, 1993
 
15NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together (MACT)/Greensboro, NC, 1993
 
16NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together (MACT)/Houston, 1993
 
17NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Indianapolis, 1993
 
18NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together (MACT)/Kansas City, 1993
 
19NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Los Angeles, 1993
 
21NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Memphis, 1993
 
22NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together (MACT)/New York, 1993
 
23NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together (MACT)/Philadelphia, 1993
 
24NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Pittsburgh, 1993
 

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71NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/PACT (People of All Colors Together)/San Diego, 1993
 
2NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/San Francisco, 1993
 
3NABWMT Affiliated Chapter MACCT (Men of All Colors and Cultures Together)/Seattle, 1993
 
4NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/South Florida, 1993
 
5NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together (MACT)/Triangle, 1993
 
6NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Youngstown, 1993
 
7Related Atlanta Gay Organizations, 1993
 
8Related Atlanta Gay Organizations: African American, 1993
 
9Related Atlanta Gay Organizations: Atlanta Lesbian & Gay Pride Committee, 1993
 
10Related National Gay Organizations, 1993
 
11Related National Gay Organizations: Chattanooga Lesbian & Gay Pride Committee, 1993
 
12Related Non-Gay Atlanta Organization, 1993
 
13Related National Gay Publication: Thing Magazine, 1993
 
14Related National Gay Publication: The Alabama Forum, 1993
 
15National Association Black & White Men Together, 1994
 
16Newsletters, 1994
 
17Steering Committee Meetings: Agendas & Minutes, 1994
 
18Steering Committee Business, 1994
 
19Steering Committee Correspondence, 1994
 
20Press Release, 1994
 
21Treasury Report, 1994
 
22Contributer to: John Howell Park Project, 1994
 
23NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Baltimore, 1994
 
24NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Boston, 1994
 
25NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Charlotte, 1994
 
26NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Chicago, 1994
 
27NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Cleveland, 1994
 
28NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Dallas, 1994
 
29NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/D.C., 1994
 
30NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Detroit, 1994
 

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81NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Greensboro-Triad, 1994
 
2NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Kansas City, 1994
 
3NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Los Angeles, 1994
 
4NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Louisville, 1994
 
5NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/Memphis, 1994
 
6NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/New York, 1994
 
7NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Philadelphia, 1994
 
8NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/People of All Colors Together/San Diego, 1994
 
9NABWMT Affiliated Chapter BWMT/San Francisco, 1994
 
10NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Triangle, 1994
 
11NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Color Together/Youngstown, 1994
 
12Related Atlanta Gay Organizations, 1994
 
13Related National Gay Organizations, 1994
 
14National Association of Black & White Men Together, 1995
 
15BWMT Newsletters, 1995
 
16Steering Committee Business, 1995
 
17BWMT Archives, 1995
 
18BWMT 14th Anniversary, 1995
 
19BWMT Participation in: King Week, 1995
 
20NABWMT - Affiliated Chapters’ Newsletters, 1995
 
21Related Atlanta Gay Organizations, 1995
 
22Related Atlanta Organizations AIDS - Related, 1995
 
23Related National Gay Organizations, 1995
 
24Related Non-Gay Organizations, 1995
 
25National Association of Black & White Men Together, 1996
 
26BWMT Newsletters, 1996
 
27BWMT Steering Committee Business, 1996
 

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91NABWMT Couples Group, 1996
 
2NABWMT Affiliated Chapter PACT/Baltimore, 1996
 
3NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together/Charlotte, 1996
 
4NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together/Chicago, 1996
 
5NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Black & White Men Together/Cleveland, 1996
 
6NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together/D.C., 1996
 
7NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together/Dallas, 1996
 
8NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together/Detroit, 1996
 
9NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together/Greensboro-Triad, 1996
 
10NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together/Memphis, 1996
 
11NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together/New Orleans, 1996
 
12NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together/New York, 1996
 
13NABWMT Affiliated Chapter People of All Colors Together/Saint Louis, 1996
 
14NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together/San Francisco, 1996
 
15NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Black & White Men Together/South Florida, 1996
 
16NABWMT Affiliated Chapter Men of All Colors Together/Triangle, 1996
 
17NABWMT Affiliated Chapter People of All Colors Together/Youngstown, 1996
 
18BWMT Subject of: “Atlanta’s Black Gay Community: A Study”, 1996
 
19BWMT Contributor to: Positive Import Journal, 1996
 
20BWMT Former Member: Bill Meneely Memorial Service, 1996
 
21Sponsored Event: “Unity Through Personal Empowerment”, 1996
 
22BWMT RAP Groups, 1996
 
23Related Atlanta Gay Events: Town Meeting, 1996
 
24Related Atlanta Gay Organizations, 1996
 
25Related Atlanta Gay Organizations: Spirituality Related, 1996
 
Related Atlanta Gay Organizations: AIDS Related, 1996
 
27Related National Gay Organizations, 1996
 
28Related Non-Gay Organizations, 1996
 
29Related National Gay Publications: “Alabama Forum” Newspaper, 1996
 
30Related Atlanta Gay Publications: Venus Magazine, 1996
 
31Related National Gay Publications: KICK Magazine (Detroit), 1996
 

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MSS OS 5.291“PS I Love You” Calendar, 1986