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 Language: English
 Serial/Series Title: Sterling Houston Papers
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[Aaron Douglas Biography]

[Aaron Douglas Biography]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Typed biography page of Aaron Douglas by the ProArts Collective of Austin. An illustrator and muralist born in Kansas, Douglas actively participated in the Harlem Renaissance and was noted for having an artistic style infused with Afrocentric expression. The ProArts Collective, it seems, has provided the biography page because one of Douglas' illustrations was used in a wall projection during a stage production.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Arts & Entertainment Article in The Ranger Newspaper by Marshall Gause]

[Arts & Entertainment Article in The Ranger Newspaper by Marshall Gause]

Date: March 13, 1992
Creator: Gause, Marshall
Description: Photocopied article from The Ranger, the student-run newspaper at San Antonio college. Written by student Marshall Gause, the article discusses an upcoming festival coordinated by the school's art department which focuses on the work of Jean Cocteau, a celebrated French artist. Among the events is a multimedia performance by Steven Bailey and Sterling Houston, prominent local playwright and director of the Jump-Start Performance Company.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Award to John N. Igo]

[Award to John N. Igo]

Date: August 2000
Creator: unknown
Description: Photocopied award presented to John Igo for his contributions in local community theatre. The document was presented by S.T.A.G.E. and the American Association of Community Theatre. The award copy was then sent to Sterling Houston according to an accompanying envelope.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Black & Blue: Four Hundred Years of Struggle and Transcendence

Black & Blue: Four Hundred Years of Struggle and Transcendence

Date: 2003~
Creator: Houston, Sterling
Description: This manuscript by Sterling Houston is a short play about the struggles and triumphs of African-Americans in the United States and, in particular, Texas over a period of four hundred years. The play features writing by Sterling Houston interwoven with both live and and recorded musical performances, poetic excerpts, and direct quotations from legal documents and decrees.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Bust Portrait of Sterling Houston

Bust Portrait of Sterling Houston

Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Description: Bust portrait photograph of Sterling Houston. He wears a button-up collar shirt, most likely made out of denim or a similar coarse material. Houston was a playwright, writer, musician and actor born in San Antonio. He lived in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and eventually moved back to San Antonio. Houston received numerous awards for his creative works including a citation from the Texas State Legislature in 1997 for his contribution to the cultural life of Texas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Cameoland: A memory play with music

Cameoland: A memory play with music

Date: 2002
Creator: Houston, Sterling
Description: This manuscript by Sterling Houston is a short musical play about the history of the African-American community in San Antonio, Texas prior to integration.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Cameoland Flyer]

[Cameoland Flyer]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Flyer put out by the Jump-Start Performance Company and the Carver Community Cultural Center advertising the premier of Cameoland, a musical by Sterling Houston. Text below an image of a theatre gives a short description of the musical. Dates, times, and phone numbers are provided below that.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Cameoland Musical Program]

[Cameoland Musical Program]

Date: 2003
Creator: unknown
Description: Program for the stage musical Cameoland, a Jump-Start Performance Company and Carver Community Cultural Center production written by Sterling Houston. The inside of the program lists cast members, production team members, and short bios of the people in the theatre company.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Card from Dan H. Laurence to Sterling Houston - October 2003]

[Card from Dan H. Laurence to Sterling Houston - October 2003]

Date: October 2003
Creator: Laurence, Dan H.
Description: Greeting card from Dan H. Laurence to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He mentions a reunion with old friends and a stage performance where he received a standing ovation. The front of the card has been printed with a view of the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre stage, empty and with closed curtains.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Card from Elizabeth and Ficre Ghebreyesus to Sterling Houston - April 1998]

[Card from Elizabeth and Ficre Ghebreyesus to Sterling Houston - April 1998]

Date: April 1998
Creator: Ghebreyesus, Elizabeth Alexander
Description: Card from Elizabeth Alexander and Ficre Ghebreyesus to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. They write to announce the birth of their son, Solomon Kebede Ghebreyesus. It includes his birth date, weight, and length.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
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