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[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 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 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 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 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 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

[Unfinished Letter to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright, from an unidentified source. The letter continued on a separate page, but it was not provided in accompanying records. Addressed to Houston, the letter mentions family news, a father diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and struggles with a teaching position.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
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

[Letter from Mary P. Travers to Sterling Houston - November 15, 1993]

Description: Letter from Mary Travers, vice president of Alice B. Theatre, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to congratulate him on being one of ten people chosen as a finalist for a position on the artistic staff. The rest of the letter details how the upcoming weeks will look like for the finalists, and what materials they need to send so that the theatre can make their final decision.
Date: November 15, 1995
Creator: Travers, Mary P.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Dr. Charles A. Taylor to Sterling Houston - August 28, 1995]

Description: Letter from Dr. Charles A. Taylor, president of St. Philip's College, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He informs him that he would be pleased to host a reception to one of Houston's adaptations - On the Pulse of the Morning by the world-renowned poet Maya Angelou - before the production goes up. However, he is unable to provide additional funds to underwrite the event.
Date: August 28, 1995
Creator: Taylor, Charles A.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from John Glines to Sterling Houston - June 15, 1999]

Description: Letter from John Glines of The Glines, a non-profit organization for gay arts, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes thanking him for showing an interest in The Glines, but that they are not looking for new material to produce.
Date: June 15, 1999
Creator: Glines, John
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

[Letter from Edward D. Garza to Sterling Houston - April 25, 2005]

Description: Letter from Edward D. Garza, mayor of San Antonio, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes to thank him for his participating in the Steering Committee for The Cultural Collaborative (TCC): A Plan for San Antonio's Creative Economy. The committee was put in place to find solutions to support art and cultural programs in the city. With its planning stage over, he discusses the future of the committee, including a new committee to be formed. He invites him to submit nominations for members.
Date: April 25, 2005
Creator: Garza, Edward D.
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 to Sterling Houston - October 1982]

Description: Letter to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Much of the letter is difficult to read, particularly because of its penmanship, but there appears to be some content of an explicitly sexual nature.
Date: October 1982
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 Our Texas Magazine to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from someone at Our Texas Magazine to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Presumably, a copy of a publication was sent to Houston. It asks if Houston knows of a church with a statue of St. Martin. Though it has been signed at the bottom, the name is difficult to read with certainty.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Nan Cuba to Sterling Houston - December 19, 2001]

Description: Letter from Nan Cuba to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The executive director of Gemini Ink, Nan writes to Houston to inform him of an upcoming fall fundraising campaign. She hopes to convince Houston, a past donor, to provide a contribution to the non-profit organization.
Date: December 19, 2001
Creator: Cuba, Nan
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Bruce to Sterling Houston - November 3, 1986]

Description: Letter, Christmas card, and photograph from Bruce to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. In his letter, he writes that it was great to see him perform. In the card, he discusses seeing Karen Finley perform on stage and making gingerbread houses to bring to an AIDS ward. In this same card, he has also included a photograph of (presumably) himself wearing a Santa Claus hat and embracing three large dogs. Behind him, on a wooden drawer, two colorful gingerbread houses have been placed.
Date: November 3, 1986
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[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

[Theatre Flyer for Damien]

Description: Theatre flyer for the play "Damien", starring Steve Wilhite as Father Damien de Veuster, the leper priest of Molokai. The play was put on four times at The Catholic University of America. Ticket prices, hours, dates, and other information have been included at the bottom. Postage on the back indicates that the flyer was sent to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright.
Date: January 1996
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio