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[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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dr. Sandra Mayo to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Dr. Sandra Mayo, professor at Southwest Texas State University, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She is writing to send Sterling a draft of a book proposal, an anthology of his plays, to be published by the University of North Texas Press.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mayo, Sandra
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from the Walt Whitman Cultural Center to Sterling Houston - November 15, 1995]

Description: Letter from someone at the Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center, INC. to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Though it has been signed at the bottom, it is difficult to read with certainty. The note informs Sterling that items have been enclosed regarding Essex and suggests that he send them to the appropriate people.
Date: November 15, 1995
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cameoland Musical Program]

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.
Date: 2003
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

High Yello Rose

Description: Play written by Sterling Houston about actions of American soldiers during the Texas Revolution.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Three Actresses in Costume

Description: Photograph of three female actors in what appears to be a theatrical stage. They are in period costume. A dark-haired woman on the far left wears a military uniform and holds the hand of a woman with short, light-colored hair in a full-length apron dress. A kneeling woman on the far right with short hair clutches a straw hat to her chest and stares off into the distance. A hand-written notation on the back of the photograph identifies the trio as Veronica Gonzales, Kim Corbin, and Kathy Griffits, actresses in the stage play "High Yello[sic] Rose".
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Bust Portrait of Sterling Houston

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Steve Bailey and Sterling Houston Smiling

Description: Photograph of two men standing in front of a large window. The man on the right with his arms crossed has been identified as Steve Bailey. Standing next to him is Sterling Houston, who wears glasses and a navy colored shirt. The words "Jump" and "Start" have been placed digitally in an arc over the two men. A highly stylized filter was also applied to the photograph, in a kind of faux comic-book appearance.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Sterling Houston Smiling

Description: Photograph of a bearded man identified as Sterling Houston. He wears glasses, a polo shirt, seashell bracelet, a watch, and a ring on his right ring finger. He sits smiling, looking up, with both hands cupping his chin. Houston was a playwright, writer, musician and actor born in San Antonio. He lived in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco and then 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to Sterling Houston - June 11, 1999]

Description: Letter from Sterling Houston's sister. She writes informing her brother of her travel schedule and is happy to know that the poet Maya Angelou is supportive of his profession. She wishes him the best in his writing and writes admirably about his skill as a playwright.
Date: June 11, 1999
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Greeting Card from Steve]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections