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[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

[Letter from Aubrey to Sterling Houston - January 23, 1996]

Description: Letter from Aubrey to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes thanking him for participating in an exhibition titled Emerging from the Shadows: One City's Perspective on Homelessness. She includes two responses from attendees, who write positively about the show and share personal stories.
Date: January 23, 1996
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Boyd Vance to Jump-Start Performance Company - April 9, 1998]

Description: Letter from Boyd Vance, artistic director of Pro Arts Collective, to Jump-Start Performance Company. He writes to express his excitement for an upcoming collaboration. He also expresses concern for promotion and publicity. In this photocopied version, Mr. Vance has included a check he wrote to the company for three-hundred dollars as well as a fax cover sheet.
Date: April 9, 1998
Creator: Vance, Boyd
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Bruce Morrow to Sterling Houston - June 27, 1995]

Description: Letter from Bruce Morrow, associate director of the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes to thank him for sending his story, Moan Your Mourners, but has declined to include it in an anthology of short stories he is editing.
Date: June 1995
Creator: Morrow, Bruce
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 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

[Letter from Bruce Tyler to Sterling Houston - March 1, 1994]

Description: Letter from Bruce Tyler of the Social Security Administration to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The letter was sent to notify Sterling of a phone interview to review and update his social security benefits. A request form is included as a second page.
Date: March 1, 1994
Creator: Tyler, Bruce
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Carol to Sterling Houston - February 21, 1989]

Description: Letter from Carol to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes informing him of Arlene's mother's death and of a forgotten script. She writes, presumably, from the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, judging by the letterhead.
Date: February 21, 1989
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 Dan H. Laurence to Louis Leroy - February 25, 1986]

Description: Letter from Dan H. Laurence to Louis Leroy of the San Antonio Arts Council. Mr. Laurence is writing a recommendation for Sterling Houston, a prominent playwright and actor in San Antonio who applied for a thousand dollar grant from the council. Mr. Laurence praises Houston's professionalism and dynamism, noting that a grant would be a great show of support for a minority performer of Houston's caliber.
Date: February 25, 1986
Creator: Laurence, Dan H.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio