You limited your search to:

 Serial/Series Title: Sterling Houston Papers
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[Aaron Douglas Biography]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291049/
[Arts & Entertainment Article in The Ranger Newspaper by Marshall Gause]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291013/
[Award to John N. Igo]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291111/
Black & Blue: Four Hundred Years of Struggle and Transcendence
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291119/
Bust Portrait of Sterling Houston
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291129/
Cameoland: A memory play with music
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291120/
[Cameoland Flyer]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291121/
[Cameoland Musical Program]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291122/
[Card from Dan H. Laurence to Sterling Houston - October 2003]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290977/
[Card from Elizabeth and Ficre Ghebreyesus to Sterling Houston - April 1998]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290955/
[Card from Lorraine Aprill to Sterling Houston - July 2000]
Card from Lorraine Aprill to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The card was sent on the occasion of the death of Houston's mother. The card expresses sympathy and comfort for the event. The front of the card has been printed with a painterly image of a bowl of green apples. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290980/
[Card from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston - July 17, 1989]
Card from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The hand-written message is written fondly towards Houston, his talent, and his family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290979/
[Card Invitation from San Antonio Museum of Art - 1998]
Card invitation from the San Antonio Museum of Art for Beyond Margins: Contemporary Art in the Community. The event, spread across different days and months, appears to have been a gathering of arts professionals to discuss and address various issues in the community. This particular invitation was sent out for an event moderated by Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright and director of the Jump-Start Performance Company. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290982/
[Card Invitation to Brian Prague's Birthday]
Card invitation to the birthday of Brian Prague sent to Jump-Start Performance Company, a threatre and performing arts company based in San Antonio, Texas. Date, time, and place is provided inside. The front of the card shows a stylized yellow sun with a face. Gold accents cover the sun rays as well as the outer trim of the card. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291107/
[Cathy Crimmins Book Review by Katie Grinch]
Review of the Cathy Crimmins book - How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization: The True and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World - by Katie Grinch. She gives several bullet points on how gay culture has influenced mainstream culture, as pointed out in the book. The last page is an excerpt from Crimmins' book. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291079/
[The Cultural Collaborative Plans and Itineary]
Typed documents on The Cultural Collaborative (TCC): A Community Plan for San Antonio's Creative Economy. Established as a committee composed of arts and cultural leaders in San Antonio, the TCC's job was to develop and cultivate San Antonio's creative industry. The documents have various bullet points and strategies on ways this can be done. The last page is a schedule of events that span from December 2002 to January 2004. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291074/
[Envelope from Sally de Mattia to Sterling Houston - 1995]
Envelope from Sally de Mattia to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright and director of the Jump-Start Performance Company, where the letter was sent. The envelope comes from Italy; stamps on the top right corner show scenic illustrations of Italian castles and seaside buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291108/
[Envelope from Sterling Houston to Mrs. S. W. Houston - 1965]
Manila envelope sent by Sterling Houston to a "Mrs. S. W. Houston" in San Antonio, Texas. Several stamps on the front and back side read, "PHOTOGRAPH DO NOT BEND", indicating that photographs were sent inside. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291031/
[Envelopes to and from Sally de Mattia - January 1995]
Two paper envelopes stapled together. The first is addressed to Sally de Mattia. The second is being sent by Sally, from Italy, to Sterling Houston at the Jump-Start Performance Company. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291016/
[FedEx Receipts Between Artie Smoote and Sterling Houston]
FedEx receipts signed between Sterling Houston and Artie Smoote. There is no mention of what kind of package was sent, however the information includes a five-hundred-dollar declared value. The documents vary in date, and the exchange appears to have occurred over a span of more than a year. Two mailing labels have been included, on a translucent piece of paper. The addresses of the two men and their corresponding companies have been hand-written on the back of the labels. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291038/
La Frontera: A play with music
This manuscript of a short musical play by Sterling Houston is about the relationship between an African-American family living in San Antonio, Texas and their new neighbors, a Latino family. Dialogue and lyrics by Sterling Houston. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291123/
[Greeting Card from Bianca Roberts to Sterling Houston - 1999]
Greeting card from Bianca Roberts to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Inside the card, she has written a short note about how wonderful of an experience it was to work with him. She offers her help in the future. Two small paper receipts have been included, but no reason for them is given in Bianca's note. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291002/
[Greeting Card from Bianca to Sterling Houston - May 26, 1999]
Greeting card from Bianca to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She thanks him for sending over his plays, but regrets to inform him that she has been unable to read them yet. She hopes to see him again in the future. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291113/
[Greeting Card from Candie Johnson to Sterling Houston - 1995]
Greeting card from Candie Johnson to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She has written a short note saying thanks for allowing her to show her dream and talent. The front of the card shows an illustration of a man standing precariously on a ladder while painting the word "Thanks" on a billboard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290999/
[Greeting Card from David Nelson to Sterling Houston - December 2000]
Greeting card from David Nelson to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The card was sent during the December holiday season. David writes a short note inside telling Houston that it was great seeing him in the past year. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290961/
[Greeting Card from John]
Greeting card from John. The hand-written note inside it is difficult to read, and only a few dates and times are completely discernible. The front cover of the card shows a well-kept garden and hedge. A series of crisscrossed pieces of wood act as a small wall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291100/
[Greeting Card from John N. Igo to Sterling Houston - October 9, 2000]
Greeting card from John Igo to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. A hand-written note inside the card appears to be discussing the acquisition of documentation or archive of some kind. However, it remains difficult to read. The front of the card has been printed with a front view of the White House in daylight. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290962/
[Greeting Card from Louis Leroy to Sterling Houston - May 9, 1995]
Greeting card from Louis Leroy, founder of The Association of American Cultures (TAAC), to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Inside the card, Louis has written a personal note thanking Sterling for being the report editor for "Theaters of Color: Conversations on American Pluralism and Identity," a project by TAAC. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291006/
[Greeting Card from Nancy B. to Sterling Houston - September 4, 1995]
Greeting card from Nancy B. to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. It appears the note was sent after Nancy attended one of Sterling's plays. She writes admirably about what she experienced, his talent, and vision, and hopes that others can experience it as well. The front cover of the card shows a watercolor painting of a rooster. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291003/
[Greeting Card from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston - December 1995]
Greeting card from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. They hope to see him again when they travel back to Texas. A second card has been placed inside it: an announcement for the birth of Simon Alexander Ghebreyesus. It was sent much later, however, according to the child's birth date. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290958/
[Greeting Card from Rose to Sterling Houston - March 15, 1999]
Greeting card from Rose to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She is happy about a visit paid to her by one of Houston's friends. She is sick but sure that she will be back in good health within about four weeks. The front of the card has been printed with a photograph of an elaborate floral arrangement inside a wicker basket. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290959/
[Greeting Card from Stephanie to Sterling Houston - April 15, 1999]
Greeting card from Stephanie to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. On the inside, she has written a personal message thanking him for sharing his spirit, and hopes that they can work together again. The front cover shows an illustration of a pink flower. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291001/
[Greeting Card from Steve]
Greeting card from Steve to an unknown recipient. The card has been sent on the occasion of a birthday to a friend and colleague of Steve. "Happy Birthday" has been printed in Spanish on the front of the card along with a six-pointed star. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290960/
[Greeting Card from Tony Hargrove to Sterling Houston - March 2001]
Card from Tony Hargrove of the Ella Austin Community Center to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes fondly about meeting him, and hopes to see him again in the fall. The front of the card has been printed with the Ella Austin logo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290954/
High Yello Rose
Play written by Sterling Houston about actions of American soldiers during the Texas Revolution. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291125/
[High-Yello Rose Flyer]
Flyer for the stage musical High-Yello Rose by Sterling Houston and directed by Arnold Aprill. Dates, times, pricing, and cast members are listed on the back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291126/
[High-Yello Rose Program and Sterling Houston Biography]
Program for High-Yello Rose, a Jump-Start Performance Company production by Sterling Houston and directed by Arnold Aprill. Cast and crew members are provided. A second page provides a block of biographical text discussing Sterling's professional career. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291127/
[Letter from A'Lelia Bundles to Sterling Houston - December 29, 1990]
Letter from A'Lelia Bundles to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. It appears there was a woman, A'Lelia Walker, who inspired Mr. Houston to write a stage play. Ms. Bundles writes to praise Houston on the play and inform him of other news in theatre. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291010/
[Letter from Adrien-Alice Hansel to Sterling Houston - September 1, 2004]
Letter from Adrien-Alice Hansel, literary manager of the Actors Theatre of Louisville, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The letter informs Mr. Houston that his plays - Le Griffon and The Ballad of Henry Brown/Miz Johnson & Mr. Jones - have not been selected for production at an upcoming festival. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291047/
[Letter from Alban Towers to Loved Ones]
Incomplete letter from Alban Towers to loved ones. He writes informing them of tough living situations while working at a production company as a choreographer and lead dancer. In the last half of the letter, he writes two personal notes to Sylvia and Gary; presumably, close friends. Gary's note runs-off into a second page that was not provided. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291028/
[Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson to Dr. Peter Wolkonsky - January 10, 1989]
Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson, artistic director of the O'Rourke Center for the Performing Arts, to Dr. Peter Wolkonsky. She sends word that she enjoyed reading Sterling Houston's play, A Brief History of American Song, but that her company will be unable to produce it due to prior commitments. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291103/
[Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson to Peter Wolkonsky - January 10, 1989]
Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson, artistic director of the O'Rourke Center for the Performing Arts, to Peter Wolkonsky. She writes that because of preexisting commitments, her and her company will be unable to produce a play by Sterling Houston - A Brief History of American Song. However, she is interested in reading other plays for possible future productions. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291055/
[Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson to Sterling Houston - May 8, 1989]
Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson, artistic director of Pegasus Players, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to send a list of Chicago-based theatres who might want to produce Houston's work. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291060/
[Letter from Arturo Madrid to Sterling Houston - September 27, 1995]
Letter from Arturo Madrid of Trinity University to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes to invite him to a reception and dinner for Judith F. Baca, an artist-in-residence at the university, at Magnolia Gardens Restaurant. He asks that he please RSVP as soon as possible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291094/
[Letter from Aubrey to Sterling Houston - January 23, 1996]
Letter from Aubrey to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes thanking him for participating in an exhibition titled Emerging from the Shadows: One City's Perspective on Homelessness. She includes two responses from attendees, who write positively about the show and share personal stories. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291045/
[Letter from Boyd Vance to Jump-Start Performance Company - April 6, 1998]
Letter from Boyd Vance, artistic director of Pro Arts Collective, to Jump-Start Performance Company. He writes to express his excitement for an upcoming collaboration. He also expresses concern for promotion and publicity. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291050/
[Letter from Boyd Vance to Jump-Start Performance Company - April 9, 1998]
Letter from Boyd Vance, artistic director of Pro Arts Collective, to Jump-Start Performance Company. He writes to express his excitement for an upcoming collaboration. He also expresses concern for promotion and publicity. In this photocopied version, Mr. Vance has included a check he wrote to the company for three-hundred dollars as well as a fax cover sheet. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291051/
[Letter from Bruce Morrow to Sterling Houston - June 27, 1995]
Letter from Bruce Morrow, associate director of the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes to thank him for sending his story, Moan Your Mourners, but has declined to include it in an anthology of short stories he is editing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291089/
[Letter from Bruce Schultz to Sterling Houston]
Letter from Bruce Schultz to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Letter starts as a continuation of another. The first letter has not been provided in accompanying records, however. Ms. Schultz mentions being a pastor at St. Marten's and his previous career as an actor and journalist. He notes that he would like to meet Houston in person. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291015/
[Letter from Bruce to Sterling Houston - November 3, 1986]
Letter, Christmas card, and photograph from Bruce to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. In his letter, he writes that it was great to see him perform. In the card, he discusses seeing Karen Finley perform on stage and making gingerbread houses to bring to an AIDS ward. In this same card, he has also included a photograph of (presumably) himself wearing a Santa Claus hat and embracing three large dogs. Behind him, on a wooden drawer, two colorful gingerbread houses have been placed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291032/
FIRST PREV 1 2 3 4 NEXT LAST