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[Letter from Thelma Andrews to Sister Links - 1997]

Description: Letter from Thelma Andrews to her Sister Links of the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. thanking them for their emotional support during her illness. She asks for prayers as she continues chemotherapy.
Date: 1997~
Creator: Andrews, Thelma
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston - November 1995]

Description: Typed note from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She wishes the best for Houston and his players. Instructions and information about proper flower care and business information from the Last Straw Florist indicates that flowers accompanied the note.
Date: November 1995
Creator: Angelou, Maya
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[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

[Postcard from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston - May 8, 1995]

Description: Postcard from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. A short note on the back discusses problems with a project and terrible weather. They hope to go to San Antonio occasionally. The front cover shows a view of Mt. Lassen and Manzanita Lake in Mt. Lassen, California.
Date: May 8, 1995
Creator: Armstrong, Jennifer & Armstrong, Richard
Item Type: Postcard
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

[Letter from Robert Atkins to Friends and Family - 1996]

Description: Letter from Robert Atkins to friends and family. He writes informing them of recent news in his professional career, including media collaborations with television broadcasting companies and updates on two of his books, TalkBack! and ArtSpeak. A few personal details are also given.
Date: 1996
Creator: Atkins, Robert
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Michele Autenrieth to Sterling Houston - May 6, 1997]

Description: Letter from Michele Autenrieth, account executive of Guerra DeBerry & Company, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to invite him to be a judge for the Annual Citicorp Employee Art Contest, where Citicorp employees present sculptures, paintings, and other forms of art.
Date: May 6, 1997
Creator: Autenrieth, Michele
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Faye Barksdale to Link Sister - January 18, 1997]

Description: Letter from Faye Barksdale to chapters of The Links, Inc. in Texas requesting their membership rosters. The Mid Cities Texas Chapter will host the Texas Cluster meeting in April and needs the membership rosters in order to send out invitations.
Date: January 18, 1997
Creator: Barksdale, Faye
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

A Comfort Christmas

Description: Book about the history of Christmas in Comfort, Texas and the influence of "German, English and Hispanic cultures" on Christmas celebrations (p. 3). The book includes recipes for German Sweet potato salad, deer sausage, carne guisada con mole, and buneulos, as well as bread, rice and cookies.
Date: 1996
Creator: Bohnert, Paula & Bohnert, Hannah
Item Type: Book
Partner: Anne and Mike Stewart Collection

[Link Life Is a Gift]

Description: Poem by Joahn Brown-Nash about the benefits of membership in the The Links, Inc.
Date: July 1993
Creator: Brown-Nash, Joahn
Item Type: Text
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 William P. Burns to Barbara Lawrence - December 6, 1996]

Description: Letter from William P. Burns to Barbara Lawrence thanking the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. for donating blankets to the SAMM Center's "Blankets of Hope" project to minister to the homeless.
Date: December 6, 1996
Creator: Burns, William P.
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Park Chambers, Tim Doud, and Lawrence Steger to Sterling Houston - December 22, 1992]

Description: Letter from Park Chambers, Tim Doud, and Lawrence Steger of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. They write to thank him for allowing them to house his documentation. It appears that Mr. Houston's contribution was helpful to an exhibition titled Private/Public. The School of the Art Institute played a seemingly large role in the exhibit as well.
Date: December 22, 1992
Creator: Chambers, Park; Doud, Tim & Steger, Lawrence
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Sandra Cisneros to Sterling Houston - November 4, 1997]

Description: Letter from Sandra Cisneros to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She invites him to a celebration honoring MacArthur guests and the stage play "Ofrendas del Alma, del Corazon, y de la Mente" (translated to Offerings from the Soul, the Heart, and the Mind). At the end of her letter, she provides instructions to her home.
Date: November 4, 1997
Creator: Cisneros, Sandra
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Joyce H. Coleman to Barbara Lawrence - December 9, 1996]

Description: Letter from Joyce H. Coleman to Barbara Lawrence thanking the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. for donating blankets to Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. to provide at their women's shelter.
Date: December 9, 1996
Creator: Coleman, Joyce H.
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from William W. Cook - April 7, 1998]

Description: Letter from William W. Cook, chair of the National Black Theatre Summit at Dartmouth College, to participants of the National Black Theatre Summit. He writes to thank those involved for their work and participation. The gathering comprised of a conference and discussions on the future of theatre affecting, concerning, or about African-Americans. Several initiatives are mentioned, mandates that have been met, and areas that still need attention.
Date: April 7, 1998
Creator: Cook, William W.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Centennial Queen Dorothy Ingram]

Description: Photograph of Dorothy Ingram wearing a Port Arthur Centennial Queen ribbon. She is dressed in formal attire and waring a crown. Her hand is resting on top of a book on a table.
Date: 1998
Creator: Cricchio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Letter from Lillie DeAnda to Sterling Houston - October 10, 1995]

Description: Letter from Lillie DeAnda to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She thanks him for helping and attending the SAYL (likely the San Antonio Youth Literacy organization) Gala kick-off party. She is happy that he will attend at a forthcoming gala in March.
Date: October 10, 1995
Creator: DeAnda, Lillie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Eduardo Diaz to Sterling Houston - July 10, 1990]

Description: Letter from Eduardo Diaz, director of the San Antonio Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs, to Sterling Houston, prominent local playwright. He writes informing him of his candidacy for an Individual Artist Grant. The rest of the letter details what is to come and how the decision will be made in the upcoming weeks.
Date: July 10, 1990
Creator: Diaz, Eduardo
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Eduardo Diaz to Sterling Houston - July 23, 1990]

Description: Letter from Eduardo Diaz, director of the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs in San Antonio, to Sterling Houston, prominent local playwright. Mr. Diaz writes to inform Mr. Houston that he is one of eleven other local artists to receive a grant and that confirmation of his grant will take place in the upcoming months.
Date: July 23, 1990
Creator: Diaz, Eduardo
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Eduardo Diaz to Sterling Houston - May 14, 1999]

Description: Letter from Eduardo Diaz, director of the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. His department has benefited from a one hundred thousand dollar allocation by the Community Revitalization Action Group. The funds were given with the intention of supporting art and cultural programs in neighborhoods, and the letter asks of Sterling to participate in a meeting to decide on guidelines for funding and selecting projects.
Date: May 14, 1999
Creator: Diaz, Eduardo
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Eduardo Diaz to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts - November 8, 1995]

Description: Letter from Eduardo Diaz, director of the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs, to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He is writing on behalf of Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright, so that he may be awarded a fellowship with the Center. Diaz notes that Houston has been instrumental in establishing alternative theater and wholeheartedly recommends him to their program.
Date: November 8, 1995
Creator: Diaz, Eduardo
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio