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Bust Portrait of Sterling Houston

Description: Bust portrait photograph of Sterling Houston. He wears a button-up collar shirt, most likely made out of denim or a similar coarse material. Houston was a playwright, writer, musician and actor born in San Antonio. He lived in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and eventually moved back to San Antonio. Houston received numerous awards for his creative works including a citation from the Texas State Legislature in 1997 for his contribution to the cultural life of Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Steve Bailey and Sterling Houston Smiling

Description: Photograph of two men standing in front of a large window. The man on the right with his arms crossed has been identified as Steve Bailey. Standing next to him is Sterling Houston, who wears glasses and a navy colored shirt. The words "Jump" and "Start" have been placed digitally in an arc over the two men. A highly stylized filter was also applied to the photograph, in a kind of faux comic-book appearance.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Sterling Houston Smiling

Description: Photograph of a bearded man identified as Sterling Houston. He wears glasses, a polo shirt, seashell bracelet, a watch, and a ring on his right ring finger. He sits smiling, looking up, with both hands cupping his chin. Houston was a playwright, writer, musician and actor born in San Antonio. He lived in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco and then eventually moved back to San Antonio. Houston received numerous awards for his creative works including a citation from the Texas State Legislature in 1997 for his contribution to the cultural life of Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to Sterling Houston - June 11, 1999]

Description: Letter from Sterling Houston's sister. She writes informing her brother of her travel schedule and is happy to know that the poet Maya Angelou is supportive of his profession. She wishes him the best in his writing and writes admirably about his skill as a playwright.
Date: June 11, 1999
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts to Sterling Houston - November 7, 1995]

Description: Postcard from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The postcard has been sent as a formality, indicating that they have received his application material and will be notified of a decision in the month of January.
Date: November 7, 1995
Creator: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Fanny]

Description: Hand-written letter from Fanny to an undisclosed recipient. It appears to be a poem or a short creative work judging by its prose. It is romantic in tone about a man missed by Fanny.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter on Alban Flowers stationary]

Description: Letter sent, presumably, to Sterling Houston from one of his brothers. He offers his advice as a brother, imploring him to keep an open-mind and to not let college turn him into a "dull dunderheaded brain-trust." Letter was the last of an unidentified series, as the opening sentence is a run-on. However, no first page was found in accompanying documents.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Jon to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Jon to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Jon writes informing Houston of personal matters, including the purchase of a home, as well as other anecdotes. He closes the letter with news concerning his professional life, including award nominations and travel plans to Brazil.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Envelope from Sally de Mattia to Sterling Houston - 1995]

Description: Envelope from Sally de Mattia to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright and director of the Jump-Start Performance Company, where the letter was sent. The envelope comes from Italy; stamps on the top right corner show scenic illustrations of Italian castles and seaside buildings.
Date: 1995
Creator: de Mattia, Sally
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dianne Monroe to Sterling Houston - September 1, 1995]

Description: Letter from Dianne Monroe to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to congratulate him on a recent play, On the Pulse of the Morning. She shares recent updates in her life, including a book she co-wrote titled Scattered Children, and hopes that the two can get together again. A second letter written by Sterling is included along with an envelope, but it goes unmentioned in Dianne's letter.
Date: September 1, 1995
Creator: Monroe, Dianne
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cameoland Flyer]

Description: Flyer put out by the Jump-Start Performance Company and the Carver Community Cultural Center advertising the premier of Cameoland, a musical by Sterling Houston. Text below an image of a theatre gives a short description of the musical. Dates, times, and phone numbers are provided below that.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cameoland Musical Program]

Description: Program for the stage musical Cameoland, a Jump-Start Performance Company and Carver Community Cultural Center production written by Sterling Houston. The inside of the program lists cast members, production team members, and short bios of the people in the theatre company.
Date: 2003
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Las Nuevas Tamaleras and La Frontera Program]

Description: Program for the stage play Las Nuevas Tamaleras by Alicia Mena and the stage play La Frontera by Sterling Houston. It appears both were presented at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Short bios are provided for Mena and Houston which discuss professional accomplishments.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections