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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
Item Type: Script
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[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 Bianca to Sterling Houston - May 26, 1999]

Description: Greeting card from Bianca to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She thanks him for sending over his plays, but regrets to inform him that she has been unable to read them yet. She hopes to see him again in the future.
Date: May 26, 1999
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Greeting Card from Candie Johnson to Sterling Houston - 1995]

Description: Greeting card from Candie Johnson to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She has written a short note saying thanks for allowing her to show her dream and talent. The front of the card shows an illustration of a man standing precariously on a ladder while painting the word "Thanks" on a billboard.
Date: 1995
Creator: Johnson, Candie
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Greeting Card from David Nelson to Sterling Houston - December 2000]

Description: Greeting card from David Nelson to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The card was sent during the December holiday season. David writes a short note inside telling Houston that it was great seeing him in the past year.
Date: December 2000
Creator: Nelson, David
Item Type: Artwork
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 John N. Igo to Sterling Houston - October 9, 2000]

Description: Greeting card from John Igo to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. A hand-written note inside the card appears to be discussing the acquisition of documentation or archive of some kind. However, it remains difficult to read. The front of the card has been printed with a front view of the White House in daylight.
Date: October 9, 2000
Creator: Igo, John N.
Item Type: Artwork
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

[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

[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
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

[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

[Greeting Card from Tony Hargrove to Sterling Houston - March 2001]

Description: Card from Tony Hargrove of the Ella Austin Community Center to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes fondly about meeting him, and hopes to see him again in the fall. The front of the card has been printed with the Ella Austin logo.
Date: March 2001
Creator: Hargrove, Anthony
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 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 Adrien-Alice Hansel to Sterling Houston - September 1, 2004]

Description: Letter from Adrien-Alice Hansel, literary manager of the Actors Theatre of Louisville, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The letter informs Mr. Houston that his plays - Le Griffon and The Ballad of Henry Brown/Miz Johnson & Mr. Jones - have not been selected for production at an upcoming festival.
Date: September 1, 2004
Creator: Hansel, Adrien-Alice
Item Type: Letter
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 Arlene J. Crewdson to Dr. Peter Wolkonsky - January 10, 1989]

Description: Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson, artistic director of the O'Rourke Center for the Performing Arts, to Dr. Peter Wolkonsky. She sends word that she enjoyed reading Sterling Houston's play, A Brief History of American Song, but that her company will be unable to produce it due to prior commitments.
Date: January 10, 1989
Creator: Crewdson, Arlene J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson to Peter Wolkonsky - January 10, 1989]

Description: Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson, artistic director of the O'Rourke Center for the Performing Arts, to Peter Wolkonsky. She writes that because of preexisting commitments, her and her company will be unable to produce a play by Sterling Houston - A Brief History of American Song. However, she is interested in reading other plays for possible future productions.
Date: January 10, 1989
Creator: Crewdson, Arlene J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson to Sterling Houston - May 8, 1989]

Description: Letter from Arlene J. Crewdson, artistic director of Pegasus Players, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to send a list of Chicago-based theatres who might want to produce Houston's work.
Date: May 8, 1989
Creator: Crewdson, Arlene J.
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