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Letter from Ray Ellison Homes to the Hemisfair Planning Committee

Description: A letter from Pat Legan of Ray Ellison Enterprises to members of the HemisFair Planning Committee (Henry B. Gonzales, W.M. McAllister, Sr., and William Sinkin) discussing the possibility of donating land for the HemisFair site. The suggested area is 70 to 100 acres approximately 8 miles from downtown San Antonio.
Date: January 2, 1963
Creator: Legan, Pat
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

[Letter from Dr. Sandra Mayo to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Dr. Sandra Mayo, professor at Southwest Texas State University, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She is writing to send Sterling a draft of a book proposal, an anthology of his plays, to be published by the University of North Texas Press.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mayo, Sandra
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from the Walt Whitman Cultural Center to Sterling Houston - November 15, 1995]

Description: Letter from someone at the Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center, INC. to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Though it has been signed at the bottom, it is difficult to read with certainty. The note informs Sterling that items have been enclosed regarding Essex and suggests that he send them to the appropriate people.
Date: November 15, 1995
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from John H. Sanders to Henry B. Gonzalez - July 13, 1979]

Description: Letter from John H. Sanders, president of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED), to congressman Henry B. Gonzalez. The letter was written as a follow-up, and as a request for help, after Sanders met Gonzalez in Washington D. C. over problems brewing in the San Antonio community. It would seem that the City Manager and members of its staff made concerted efforts to undermine urban development, community centers, and other services that would have been beneficial to San Antonio's marginalized ethnic communities.
Date: July 13, 1979
Creator: Sanders, John H.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Finnis E. Jolly to Thomas E. Huebner - August 22, 1979]

Description: Letter from Finnis E. Jolly, area manager of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to Thomas E. Huebner, city manager of San Antonio. Jolly's letter is in response to some of Huebner's questions, as well as a reminder that funds given to the Barbara Jordan Community Center must be reimbursed because of its low priority; otherwise, Jolly will take the proper course of action.
Date: August 22, 1979
Creator: Jolly, Finnis E.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Drew S. Days to OUED Members - August 29, 1979]

Description: Letter from Drew S. Days III, Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division, to John H. Sanders, Mario Marcel Salas, and Rick Green of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED). The letter is in reply to their allegation of fraud in the trial of Webb Boyd, whose murder was believed to have been racially motivated. Mr. Days assures them that correct action will be taken if their allegations are found to be true.
Date: August 29, 1979
Creator: Days, Drew S.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from OUED to Roy Barrera - May 30, 1979]

Description: Letter from a member of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED) to Assistant District Attorney Roy Barrera. As prosecutor in the trail of Webb Eugene Boyd, Mr. Barrera was responsible for charging two police officers with the voluntary manslaughter of Mr. Boyd. OUED is writing to congratulate the attorney's work, which they see as a stepping stone in relieving racist relations in San Antonio.
Date: May 30, 1979
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from S. Marcus Jahns to T. C. Calvert - June 15, 1979]

Description: Letter from S. Marcus Jahns, director of Budget and Research Department, to T. C. Calvert of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED). The letter was sent a status report on a proposed government project, the Barbara Jordan Community Center. News include the reallocation of five hundred thousand dollars to the Center and an upcoming meeting with the project architect.
Date: June 15, 1979
Creator: Jahns, S. Marcus
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Serge Mukendi to Mario Marcel Salas - October 30, 1980]

Description: Letter from Serge Mukendi, United States Representative of the Congolese National Liberation Front, to Mario Marcel Salas, officer of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED). The letter is a follow-up from a previous request to know more about Mr. Mukendi's organization.
Date: October 30, 1980
Creator: Mukendi, Serge
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alfred Castellano, Edward R. Day, Keith L. Charlton to John Saunders - March 23, 1981]

Description: Letter from Alfred Castellano, Edward R. Day, and Keith L. Charlton Jr. to John Saunders at Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED). The men are writing in response to a complaint filed by OUED concerning an unnamed indiscretion by an EMS Technician. They inform Mr. Saunders that proper action has been taken and that further recommendations were given to the Fire Chief.
Date: March 23, 1981
Creator: Castellano, Alfred; Day, Edward R. & Charlton, Keith L., Jr.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Bill M. White to John Sanders - September 22, 1981]

Description: Letter from Bill M. White, criminal district attorney from San Antonio, to John Sanders, president of Organizations United for Eastside Development. The letter is a confirmation that a proper course of action is in the works in regards to an incident mentioned by Mr. Sanders in a previous letter. It would seem that the incident had something to do with a mass riot and possible violent attacks.
Date: September 22, 1981
Creator: White, Bill M.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lou Nelle Sutton to John Sanders - August 28, 1981]

Description: Letter from Lou Nelle Sutton from the House of Representatives to John Sanders, president of Organizations United for Eastside and Development. She thanks him for his concern over a plaque that bore her name and the names of board members in the Bexar County Cancer Center.
Date: August 28, 1981
Creator: Sutton, G. J.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Dan McKinnon - August 10, 1982]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, public information officer of Organizations United for Eastside Development, to Dan McKinnon, chairperson of Civil Aeronautics Board. Mr. Salas has written to request that South African Airways be denied permission to land in Houston in light of South Africa's civil rights violations and treatment of black South Africans.
Date: August 10, 1982
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, John Sanders, and Rick Greene to United States Department of Justice - March 13, 1982]

Description: Mailgram letter from Mario Marcel Salas, Rick Greene, and John H. Sanders from Organizations United for Eastside Development to the civil rights division at the United States Department of Justice. The organization leaders are writing to request an investigation into an incident between Amtrak security personnel and Charlene Mitchell and Mike Welch, who were allegedly drugged, attacked, and charged with public drunkenness.
Date: March 13, 1982
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel; Sanders, John H. & Greene, Rick
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from John H. Sanders to Henry B. Gonzalez - December 7, 1983]

Description: Mailgram letter from John H. Sanders, president of Organizations United for Eastside Development, to representative Henry B. Gonzalez. He writes to thank him for beginning an impeachment process for President Reagan that began with differences over his foreign policies. Specifically, Sanders condemns the United States involvement in Grenada and Lebanon.
Date: December 7, 1983
Creator: Sanders, John H.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Ed Cheviot - February 19, 1986]

Description: Mailgram letter from Mario Marcel Salas, Rick Greene, and John Sanders of Organizations United for Eastside Development, to Ed Cheviot, general manager of KMOL-TV. They write the day after a press conference was held to discuss racist remarks by Suzanne Hildebrand. They blame Mr. Cheviot for sending a panel member who was rude, insensitive, and walked out during the conference.
Date: February 19, 1986
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel; Greene, Rick & Sanders, John H.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from O.U.E.D. to Members and Affiliates - April 12, 1983]

Description: Letter from Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED) to its members and affiliates. The letter gives notice to members to attend an upcoming meeting so that they may come at a consensus on how to deal with a planned march by the Ku Klux Klan. Some suggestions are proposed, including a counter demonstration, but the letter requests collective agreement.
Date: April 12, 1983
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas on the Student National Coordinating Committee]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, minister of justice at the Student National Coordinating Committee (S.N.C.C.), to an unidentified recipient. In the letter, Mr. Salas is requesting for funds to maintain the S.N.C.C. afloat, which includes various programs to support healthcare, schools, and children.
Date: unknown
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas of the Student National Coordinating Committee]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas, state coordinator of the Student National Coordinating Committee (S.N.C.C.), to an unidentified recipient. In the letter, Mr. Salas refutes allegations made about his organization that it was not grassroots enough, which ultimately lead to funds being withdrawn. He provides a short history of their efforts in the hopes of receiving funds to set up a basic operation.
Date: unknown
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Carl Richardson and Mario Salas - May 31, 1971]

Description: Letter from Carlos Richardson and Mario Marcel Salas of the Student National Coordinating Committee to Bishop O. Eugene Slater and other members of the Christian community. They write to propose a number of possible philanthropic and charitable solutions that their churches may use to help San Antonio's impoverished residents. It includes the establishment of legal defense funds and transportation to those on welfare, among others.
Date: May 31, 1971
Creator: Richardson, Carlos & Salas, Mario Marcel
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

[Letter from John Minton to Sterling Houston - 1999]

Description: Letter from John and Amy Lisabeth Minton to Sterling Houston. They thank him for his friendship and monetary contribution to the Firelight Players organization.
Date: 1999
Creator: Minton, John
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections