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 Decade: 1980-1989
 Serial/Series Title: Sterling Houston Papers
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[Card from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston - July 17, 1989]

[Card from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston - July 17, 1989]

Date: July 17, 1989
Creator: Angelou, Maya
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson to Dr. Peter Wolkonsky - January 10, 1989]

[Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson to Dr. Peter Wolkonsky - January 10, 1989]

Date: January 10, 1989
Creator: Crewdson, Arlene J.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson to Peter Wolkonsky - January 10, 1989]

[Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson to Peter Wolkonsky - January 10, 1989]

Date: January 10, 1989
Creator: Crewdson, Arlene J.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson to Sterling Houston - May 8, 1989]

[Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson to Sterling Houston - May 8, 1989]

Date: May 8, 1989
Creator: Crewdson, Arlene J.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Letter from Bruce to Sterling Houston - November 3, 1986]

[Letter from Bruce to Sterling Houston - November 3, 1986]

Date: November 3, 1986
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Letter from Carol to Sterling Houston - February 21, 1989]

[Letter from Carol to Sterling Houston - February 21, 1989]

Date: February 21, 1989
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from Carol to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes informing him of Arlene's mother's death and of a forgotten script. She writes, presumably, from the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, judging by the letterhead.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Letter from Dan H. Laurence to Louis Leroy - February 25, 1986]

[Letter from Dan H. Laurence to Louis Leroy - February 25, 1986]

Date: February 25, 1986
Creator: Laurence, Dan H.
Description: Letter from Dan H. Laurence to Louis Leroy of the San Antonio Arts Council. Mr. Laurence is writing a recommendation for Sterling Houston, a prominent playwright and actor in San Antonio who applied for a thousand dollar grant from the council. Mr. Laurence praises Houston's professionalism and dynamism, noting that a grant would be a great show of support for a minority performer of Houston's caliber.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Letter from Linda Koulisis - July 25, 1981]

[Letter from Linda Koulisis - July 25, 1981]

Date: July 25, 1981
Creator: Koulisis, Linda
Description: Letter from Linda Koulisis, production manager of the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, on behalf of Sterling Houston. She is writing a letter of recommendation for the playwright, whom she praises in the short letter.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Letter from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston - July 17, 1989]

[Letter from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston - July 17, 1989]

Date: July 17, 1989
Creator: Angelou, Maya
Description: Letter from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston, a prominent Texan playwright. She sends her praise for the Modernization of Sainthood, a stage play by Houston, and wishes him the best in his professional career.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Letter from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston - November 11, 1988]

[Letter from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston - November 11, 1988]

Date: November 11, 1988
Creator: Angelou, Maya
Description: Letter from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes from her teaching position at Wake Forest University to send her thanks and well wishes to Houston's work. Personal matters are also briefly discussed.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
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