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

[Letter from Sterling Houston - March 1967]

Description: Letter from Sterling Houston to his mother. He writes to inform that he received money sent and sends word of updates in his professional career. His theater company is being threatened by the police to close down after producing a play about the Indian prime minister. Personal and family matters are discussed in the second page.
Date: March 1967
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter to Sterling Houston - December 7, 1967]

Description: Letter to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. It appears to be written by one of Sterling's sister, but her name is hard to read with certainty. In her letter, she appears to be sending her gratitude and exchanging other pleasantries.
Date: December 7, 1967
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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

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-
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Greeting Card from John]

Description: Greeting card from John. The hand-written note inside it is difficult to read, and only a few dates and times are completely discernible. The front cover of the card shows a well-kept garden and hedge. A series of crisscrossed pieces of wood act as a small wall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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

High Yello Rose

Description: Play written by Sterling Houston about actions of American soldiers during the Texas Revolution.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling
Item Type: Script
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
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Alban Towers to Loved Ones]

Description: Incomplete letter from Alban Towers to loved ones. He writes informing them of tough living situations while working at a production company as a choreographer and lead dancer. In the last half of the letter, he writes two personal notes to Sylvia and Gary; presumably, close friends. Gary's note runs-off into a second page that was not provided.
Date: unknown
Creator: Towers, Alban
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Bruce Schultz to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Bruce Schultz to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Letter starts as a continuation of another. The first letter has not been provided in accompanying records, however. Ms. Schultz mentions being a pastor at St. Marten's and his previous career as an actor and journalist. He notes that he would like to meet Houston in person.
Date: unknown
Creator: Schultz, Bruce
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Dalt to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Dalt to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He is happy about meeting Houston, and appears to have included a review along with the small note, but it has not been included in accompanying records.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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

[Letter from Fanny]

Description: Hand-written letter from Fanny to an undisclosed recipient. It appears to be a poem or a short creative work judging by its prose. It is romantic in tone about a man missed by Fanny.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Grace to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Grace to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. On the front page, she has quoted a passage from the book The Thorn Birds, a mythical bird who searches for a perfect thorn tree when born. When it finds it, it impales itself on its sharpest spine and sings the most beautiful song before it dies. On the back, she appears to have written a short poem.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Jo Long to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Jo Long to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes to congratulate Houston on a recent book publication and hopes that it can bring him financial success.
Date: unknown
Creator: Long, Jo
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Jon to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Jon to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Jon writes informing Houston of personal matters, including the purchase of a home, as well as other anecdotes. He closes the letter with news concerning his professional life, including award nominations and travel plans to Brazil.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Juanita E. Langner to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Juanita E. Langner to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to invite him to a party honoring José Chapa. An address, date, and phone number are provided.
Date: unknown
Creator: Langner, Juanita E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Jump-Start Performance Company]

Description: Letter from the Jump-Start Performance Company to an undisclosed recipient asking for funding for an upcoming play. A synopsis of the play, La Frontera, as well as a brief explanation of where the funds will go is provided.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Karen to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Karen to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She appears to be writing to confirm an upcoming reading and book signing event at a university. She has listed the address of Debra Innocenti, and goes further by providing her own number and contact information in case Mr. Houston had any questions. The letter was written on a floral-print paper.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Kittie to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Kittie to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes in confusion about what to do with a story, and asks Houston for suggestions or comments. She has included her phone number after her signature.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Kjersti Sweger to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Kjersti Sweger, copy editor of The Trinitonian - campus newspaper of Trinity University - to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to thank him for his photos, which were used in a story published by the newspaper.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sweger, Kjersti
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio