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[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

[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

[Letter from Linda Koulisis - July 25, 1981]

Description: Letter from Linda Koulisis, production manager of the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, on behalf of Sterling Houston. She is writing a letter of recommendation for the playwright, whom she praises in the short letter.
Date: July 25, 1981
Creator: Koulisis, Linda
Item Type: Letter

[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

[Mario Salas with Lillian Sutton Taylor at Dinner Event]

Description: Photograph of Lillian Sutton Taylor, sister of G. J. Taylor, with Mario Marcel Salas during the 1982 Ella Austin Annual Dinner. Mr. Salas sports a short afro, tinted glasses, and formal attire. He and Ms. Taylor sit at table 29 with an assortment of dishware and plate settings. Additional attendants to the dinner can be seen in the back.
Date: 1982
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Letter from Robert Samuel to Sterling Houston - 1980]

Description: Letter from Robert Samuel to, presumably, Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Robert (Bob) writes about when he will be back in San Antonio, and that he hopes to see his friend once there. He will stay with friends. Letter has been written on the back of a card which references both the Robert Samuel Gallery and Tom of Finland, famed artist and icon of gay culture.
Date: 1980
Creator: Samuel, Robert
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston - November 11, 1988]

Description: Letter from Maya Angelou to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes from her teaching position at Wake Forest University to send her thanks and well wishes to Houston's work. Personal matters are also briefly discussed.
Date: November 11, 1988
Creator: Angelou, Maya
Item Type: Letter

[Letter to Sterling Houston - 1988]

Description: Letter from a friend to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He discusses his personal life, including life in New York City, work, and a death in the family.
Date: 1988
Item Type: Letter

[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

[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

[Mailgram Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Sam Sitterle and Tom Poe - April 9, 1982]

Description: Mailgram letter from Mario Marcel Salas, president of the Black Coalition on Mass Media (BCMM), to Sam Sitterle and Tom Poe. It would seem that both Sam and Tom were associated with the removal of two important radio programs from the air. Mr. Salas writes to respectfully request that both be reinstated, especially with the long history shared between Mr. Salas, BCMM, and KAPE radio, dating back to 1974.
Date: April 9, 1982
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from OUED to Danny Garcia - February 7, 1981]

Description: Letter from Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED) to Danny Garcia, staff writer at San Antonio Light. They are writing to ask for a formal retraction on a statement written by Mr. Garcia, quoting T. C. Calvert as the founder of their organization. They claim OUED was founded by multiple individuals, contrary to Mr. Calvert's quote.
Date: February 7, 1981
Creator: Organizations United for Eastside Development
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Executive Committee - January 3, 1980]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED) to an executive committee. He discusses an anti-Ku Klux Klan march in the works; its potential benefits and drawbacks; and its organizer, Antonio Cabral, who has antagonized other civil rights organizations, including the OUED.
Date: January 3, 1980
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Fredric A. Weiss to SAMC Board - August 20, 1980]

Description: Letter from Fredric a. Weiss to the San Antonio Media Center (SAMC) board. The letter reads as a summary of activities which have taken place with an organization of high school students interested in careers in the media. He discusses bake sales, television programs, and other activities they have performed.
Date: August 20, 1980
Creator: Weiss, Fredric A.
Item Type: Letter

[O.U.E.D. Regular Meeting Minutes - March 25, 1980]

Description: Minutes for a March 1980 regular meeting of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED). Included in the descriptive text is mention of speakers - Mario Salas and John Sanders among them - and updates on projects that the organization took on.
Date: March 25, 1980
Item Type: Text

[O.U.E.D. Executive Committee Meeting Minutes - March 4, 1980]

Description: Minutes for a March 1980 executive committee meeting of the Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED). Included in the descriptive text are briefings of various projects the organization is concerned with - primarily issues of race and discrimination in the San Antonio community.
Date: March 4, 1980
Item Type: Text