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[Letter from John McBurney to Sterling Houston - October 30, 2002]

Description: Letter from John McBurney to Sterling Houston. He informs Mr. Houston that Tootie Finnell does not have a grave marker, and he would like his input to put on a drag show as a fundraising activity. He suggests the Jump-Start Theatre as a possible location. The letter has been written on a typed report. McBurney has included his business card as a make-up artist.
Date: October 30, 2002
Creator: McBurney, John
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Tanya Palmer and Amy Wegener to Sterling Houston - August 12, 2002]

Description: Letter from Tanya Palmer and Amy Wegener, staff members of the Actors Theatre of Louisville, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. They write to inform him that he has been selected as a finalist for a Heideman Award, and that they will consider all finalists for production in an upcoming festival.
Date: August 12, 2002
Creator: Palmer, Tanya & Wegener, Amy
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Yolanda Young to Sterling Houston - June 8, 2002]

Description: Letter from Yolanda Young to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to tell him that he enjoyed his company when they were together, and hopes that he has fun in Puerto Rico for his vacation. She expresses a desire to keep in touch, and provides him her number and e-mail to do so.
Date: June 8, 2002
Creator: Young, Yolanda
Item Type: Letter

[E-mail from Arnold Aprill to Sterling Houston - January 17, 2002]

Description: E-mail from Arnold Aprill to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He has received a script for one of Houston's plays, Cameoland, and is writing to comment on several parts of the story. This includes notations on character development, music, and imagery.
Date: January 17, 2002
Creator: Aprill, Arnold
Item Type: Letter

[E-mail from Pam to Friends - January 14, 2002]

Description: E-mail from Pam to friends regarding a storytelling project. She sends word to a number of those involved in the project that they have recently been awarded a fifty thousand grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. The e-mail discusses upcoming travel plans and planning arrangements.
Date: January 14, 2002
Item Type: Letter

Cameoland: A memory play with music

Description: This manuscript by Sterling Houston is a short musical play about the history of the African-American community in San Antonio, Texas prior to integration.
Date: 2002
Creator: Houston, Sterling
Item Type: Text

[The Cultural Collaborative Plans and Itineary]

Description: Typed documents on The Cultural Collaborative (TCC): A Community Plan for San Antonio's Creative Economy. Established as a committee composed of arts and cultural leaders in San Antonio, the TCC's job was to develop and cultivate San Antonio's creative industry. The documents have various bullet points and strategies on ways this can be done. The last page is a schedule of events that span from December 2002 to January 2004.
Date: 2002
Item Type: Text

[Mario, Edwina, and Angela Salas Inside Booth During Martin Luther King March]

Description: Photograph of booths during a Martin Luther King March in San Antonio, Texas. The principal booth is that of Mario Salas, who is running for county commissioner. Mr. Salas stands underneath it wearing a green windbreaker. Edwina Salas, his wife, stands to the left while Angela Salas, a young girl in a vest and white shirt, stands to the right. Many other people are in attendance at other booths.
Date: January 2002
Item Type: Photograph

[Mario Marcel Salas Card Advertising Election Bid]

Description: Flyer for Mario Marcel Salas created during his election bid for county commissioner precinct 4. The front page shows a family portrait of himself, wife (Edwina Salas), and his two daughters. The back of the card lists his background, platform, and some of his accomplishments.
Date: 2002
Item Type: Text

[Mario Marcel Salas Voting Promotional Flyer]

Description: Flyer for Mario Marcel Salas created during his election bid for county commissioner precinct 4. The card shows a family portrait of Mr. Marcel with his wife, Edwina Salas, and two daughters. Printed text on the bottom discloses religious affiliation and political viewpoints.
Date: 2002
Item Type: Text

[Mario Salas Booth During Martin Luther King March]

Description: Photograph of booths during a January rally in San Antonio, Texas. The principal booth is that of Mario Salas, who is running for county commissioner. Mr. Salas stands underneath it wearing a green windbreaker. Edwina Salas, his wife, stands to the left while Angela Salas, a young girl in a vest and white shirt, stands to the right.
Date: January 2002
Item Type: Photograph

[Mario Salas Leading Walk During Martin Luther King March]

Description: Photograph of Mario Marcel Salas, San Antonio politician and civil rights leader, leading a walk during a Martin Luther King March. He wears a shirt advertising the event, a windbreaker, and holds a walkie-talkie on his left hand. A row of people are holding a large banner in the back.
Date: January 2002
Item Type: Photograph

[Salas Family Indoors with Election Sign]

Description: Photograph of Mario Marcel Salas, San Antonio politician and civil rights leader, standing with his family and a woman between two table booths. A sign advertising his election bid is on the floor just in front of them.
Date: 2002~
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Letter from Kathy Stephan to Sterling Houston - December 3, 2001]

Description: Letter from Kathy Stephan to Sterling Houston, a prominent Texan playwright. She writes informing him of a creative project she is interested in developing- a play about Lillian Gish, a silent film actress whose life has inspired Kathy. She notes that strong racial commentary could come from the project. She has attached three pages of xeroxed newspaper clippings about the actress.
Date: December 3, 2001
Creator: Stephan, Kathy
Item Type: Letter

[FedEx Receipts Between Artie Smoote and Sterling Houston]

Description: FedEx receipts signed between Sterling Houston and Artie Smoote. There is no mention of what kind of package was sent, however the information includes a five-hundred-dollar declared value. The documents vary in date, and the exchange appears to have occurred over a span of more than a year. Two mailing labels have been included, on a translucent piece of paper. The addresses of the two men and their corresponding companies have been hand-written on the back of the labels.
Date: 2001-12/2002-06
Item Type: Text

[Letter from Kathie de Nobriga to Sterling Houston - August 2001]

Description: Letter from Kathie de Nobriga to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to thank him after he participated in the NPN (National Performance Network) Annual Meeting. She ends by wondering if they will see each other in the month of November.
Date: August 2001
Creator: de Nobriga, Kathie
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Myrna to Sterling Houston - August 2001]

Description: Postcard from Myrna to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The postcard comes after Myrna traveled to various locations in Europe, including the Tate Modern in London, where this particular postcard was acquired. It shows a mixed media painting by the artist Chris Ofili of a woman in profile. The hand-written note also mentions that she is back in Puerto Rico.
Date: August 2001
Item Type: Postcard

[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

[E-mail from Amy Wegener, Tanya Palmer, and Michael Bigelow Dixon to Sterling Houston - February 2001]

Description: Letter from Amy Wegener, Tanya Palmer, and Michael Bigelow Dixon of the Actors Theatre of Louisville to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. They are writing to inform him that they picked one of his plays for inclusion in that year's Humana Festival of New American Plays.
Date: February 2001
Creator: Wegener, Amy; Palmer, Tanya & Dixon, Michael Bigelow
Item Type: Letter

[Mafikeng Mayor, Mario Salas, and Mayor Ed Garza]

Description: Photograph of Mafikeng, South Africa, mayor shaking hands with soon to be mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Ed Garza. Between them, wearing glasses, is councilman, educator, and civil rights leader Mario Marcel Salas. Additional politicians are in attendance in the back near chairs and desks.
Date: 2001
Item Type: Photograph

[Mario Salas Campaigning at Claude Black Community Center]

Description: Photograph of Mario Marcel Salas at the Claude Black Community Center during his bid for election as county commissioner. He wears formal attire, standing near a table where an elderly African-American woman sits. Other women are seen in the back at similar tables.
Date: 2001
Item Type: Photograph