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[Aaron Douglas Biography]

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.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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

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.
Date: March 13, 1992
Creator: Gause, Marshall
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Award to John N. Igo]

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.
Date: August 2000
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Black & Blue: Four Hundred Years of Struggle and Transcendence

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.
Date: 2003~
Creator: Houston, Sterling
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Cameoland: A memory play with music

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.
Date: 2002
Creator: Houston, Sterling
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Cameoland Flyer]

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.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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

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.
Date: April 1998
Creator: Ghebreyesus, Elizabeth Alexander & Ghebreyesus, Ficre
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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

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.
Date: July 17, 1989
Creator: Angelou, Maya
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Card Invitation from San Antonio Museum of Art - 1998]

Description: 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.
Date: 1998
Creator: San Antonio Museum of Art
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Cathy Crimmins Book Review by Katie Grinch]

Description: 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.
Date: 2004
Creator: Grinch, Katie
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[The Cultural Collaborative Plans and Itineary]

Description: 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.
Date: 2002
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Envelope from Sally de Mattia to Sterling Houston - 1995]

Description: 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.
Date: 1995
Creator: de Mattia, Sally
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Envelope from Sterling Houston to Mrs. S. W. Houston - 1965]

Description: 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.
Date: 1965
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Envelopes to and from Sally de Mattia - January 1995]

Description: 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.
Date: January 1995
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[FedEx Receipts Between Artie Smoote and Sterling Houston]

Description: 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.
Date: 2001-12/2002-06
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[High-Yello Rose Flyer]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[High-Yello Rose Program and Sterling Houston Biography]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Las Nuevas Tamaleras and La Frontera Program]

Description: Program for the stage play Las Nuevas Tamaleras by Alicia Mena and the stage play La Frontera by Sterling Houston. It appears both were presented at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Short bios are provided for Mena and Houston which discuss professional accomplishments.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Theatre Flyer for Damien]

Description: Theatre flyer for the play "Damien", starring Steve Wilhite as Father Damien de Veuster, the leper priest of Molokai. The play was put on four times at The Catholic University of America. Ticket prices, hours, dates, and other information have been included at the bottom. Postage on the back indicates that the flyer was sent to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright.
Date: January 1996
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio