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[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
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Card Invitation to Brian Prague's Birthday]

Description: 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.
Date: January 1997
Item Type: Artwork
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
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

La Frontera: A play with music

Description: 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.
Date: 1993
Creator: Houston, Sterling
Item Type: Script
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Greeting Card from Bianca Roberts to Sterling Houston - 1999]

Description: 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.
Date: 1999
Creator: Roberts, Bianca
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Greeting Card from Bianca to Sterling Houston - May 26, 1999]

Description: 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.
Date: May 26, 1999
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Greeting Card from Candie Johnson to Sterling Houston - 1995]

Description: 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.
Date: 1995
Creator: Johnson, Candie
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Greeting Card from Louis Leroy to Sterling Houston - May 9, 1995]

Description: 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.
Date: May 9, 1995
Creator: Leroy, Louis
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Greeting Card from Nancy B. to Sterling Houston - September 4, 1995]

Description: 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.
Date: September 4, 1995
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Greeting Card from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston - December 1995]

Description: 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.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Armstrong, Richard & Armstrong, Jennifer
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Greeting Card from Rose to Sterling Houston - March 15, 1999]

Description: 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.
Date: March 15, 1999
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Greeting Card from Stephanie to Sterling Houston - April 15, 1999]

Description: 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.
Date: April 15, 1999
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from A'Lelia Bundles to Sterling Houston - December 29, 1990]

Description: 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.
Date: December 29, 1990
Creator: Bundles, A'Lelia
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Arturo Madrid to Sterling Houston - September 27, 1995]

Description: 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.
Date: September 27, 1995
Creator: Madrid, Arturo
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Aubrey to Sterling Houston - January 23, 1996]

Description: 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.
Date: January 23, 1996
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Boyd Vance to Jump-Start Performance Company - April 9, 1998]

Description: 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.
Date: April 9, 1998
Creator: Vance, Boyd
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Bruce Morrow to Sterling Houston - June 27, 1995]

Description: 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.
Date: June 1995
Creator: Morrow, Bruce
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Bruce Tyler to Sterling Houston - March 1, 1994]

Description: Letter from Bruce Tyler of the Social Security Administration to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The letter was sent to notify Sterling of a phone interview to review and update his social security benefits. A request form is included as a second page.
Date: March 1, 1994
Creator: Tyler, Bruce
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Dianne Monroe to Sterling Houston - September 1, 1995]

Description: Letter from Dianne Monroe to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to congratulate him on a recent play, On the Pulse of the Morning. She shares recent updates in her life, including a book she co-wrote titled Scattered Children, and hopes that the two can get together again. A second letter written by Sterling is included along with an envelope, but it goes unmentioned in Dianne's letter.
Date: September 1, 1995
Creator: Monroe, Dianne
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio