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[Letter from Frank R. Aqueno to Sterling Houston - October 15, 1992]

Description: Letter from Frank R. Aqueno to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes to invite Houston to his provocative one-man performance piece titled Queer Pier. He encloses a xeroxed newspaper clipping from The Advocate about his play. A third clipping shows a portrait of the writer wearing sunglasses, shorts, and an American flag bandana in front of a chain-link fence.
Date: October 15, 1992
Creator: Aqueno, Frank R.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Photograph of Cosimo Matassa at His Music Shop]

Description: Photograph of Cosimo Matassa standing in front of his J & M Music Shop. He's an elderly man wearing glasses, a red sweater, and black slacks. The shop has its name in the sidewalk in front of green doors.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cricchio Bragg
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Edward W. Wadsworth - 1977-08-18]

Description: Onionskin carbon copy of a letter from John J. Herrera requesting a copy of the manual of operating procedures from Edward W. Wadsworth, Clerk at the United States Court of Appeals.
Date: August 18, 1977
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

The Journal, Volume 10

Description: In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Links, Inc., this book collects brief histories and reports of the organization's local chapters from 1946-1996. It was presented at the organization's 30th National Assembly, and its theme is "Linkages...Toward the Possible: Celebrating 50 Years of Friendship and Service."
Date: 1996
Creator: Links, Inc. National Assembly.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

The Links, Incorporated, 30th National Assembly, July 1996: Celebrating 50 Years, 1946-1996

Description: This book collects announcements from local chapters, members, and friends of The Links, Inc. in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the national organization. The book was presented on the occasion of the 30th National Assembly, and the theme for the conference was "Linkages...Toward the Possible."
Date: 1996
Creator: Links, Inc. National Assembly.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Program for the Thirtieth National Assembly of The Links, Incorporated, July 1996

Description: This booklet contains a program of events and committee membership lists for the 30th National Assembly of The Links, Inc. The conference is a biennial meeting of chapters of The Links, Inc. located in the United States. The theme for this year's conference is "Linkages...Toward the Possible."
Date: July 1996
Creator: Links, Inc. National Assembly.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Official Report Book: The Links, Inc., 30th National Assembly, July 1996

Description: This book contains reports from the national officers and program directors of The Links, Inc., about the activities of the national level of the organization from 1994-1996. It was presented to the 30th National Assembly. This conference is a biennial meeting of chapters of The Links, Inc. located in the United States. The theme for this year's assembly is "Linkages...Toward the Possible."
Date: July 1996
Creator: Links, Inc. National Assembly.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

Description: Bill of sale witnessed by notary Selim Wagner, containing details of the sale of a slave named Adam or Tircis. Adam was sold for $1,225 by auctioneer for the estate of the deceased Pierre Riviere of New Orleans as directed by his executor, Nicolas Tourne. The buyer was Lucretia Van Woert of Sabine Pass, Texas, though her husband, Theodore Gripon, accepted on her behalf.
Date: December 15, 1859
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

Description: Bills of sale of a slave named Nancy. The initial bill was written by notary William Christy in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jacob Sevy is selling Nancy, approximately 15, to John Covington Thomas of Gainsville, Alabama, for $1,200. Handwritten bills are added explaining that John C. Thomas sells Nancy to James Chessher in August 1838 for $3,000, who in turn sells her to Stephen Jackson of Jefferson County, Texas, in 1840 for $1,000. A separate paper is included with a description of this document.
Date: June 18, 1838
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Letter from A. E. Pradillo to John J. Herrera - 1946-05-13]

Description: Letter from A. E. Pradillo responding to John J. Herrera's request for information regarding details of the upcoming "Quizz [sic] of Two-Cities." The letter is on New Orleans Association of Commerce letterhead.
Date: May 13, 1946
Creator: Pradillo, A. E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[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

[Acknowledgment of receipt of briefs by John J. Herrera - 1969-03-27]

Description: Self-addressed card for Scofields' Quality Printers, Inc. for John J. Herrera to use to verify his receipt of two copies of briefs for a case printed and delivered by that company.
Date: March 27, 1969
Creator: Scofields' Quality Printers, Inc.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Dan to Sterling Houston - March 24th, 2000]

Description: Typed letter from Dan to Sterling Houston. He writes thanking him for sending Le Griffon, a novella by Houston which apparently contains controversial undertones. Dan hopes to see Houston and the show in the future.
Date: March 24, 2000
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter to Friends - November 1995]

Description: Letter from an unidentified woman to a close group of friends. She informs them of an incident that occurred in New Orleans one night after leaving a friend's wedding. Walking alone towards her car, she became fearful of a man walking behind her. After passing her, he turned back and showed her a t-shirt that read, "all black men are not criminals." The incident shook her considerably as she considered herself a proud liberal. She notes that the problem of racism can be crystallized in such moments, and that she will continue to fight to find solutions.
Date: November 1995
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Postcard from Jesse to John Herrera]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera, undated and covered on the outside with color illustrations of street scenes with the text "Souvenir Folder of New Orleans, Louisiana" across the top. The folder opens to reveal multiple color illustrations of buildings and monuments in New Orleans with captions to identify. The handwritten message reads "Just me! 'Doe!' am passing thru and will drop you a letter later. Jesse". The text on the interior reads "New Orleans, LA., America's most interesting city" as well as a lengthy description of the sights and history of New Orleans.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library