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08. Performing & Visual Arts Research Collection

 Collecting Area
Identifier: 08

Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

Houston Saengerbund Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1989-001
Dates: 1874-2013
Scope and Contents This collection contains event programs, letters, songbooks, newsletters, ledgers, treasury reports, legal case files, and many other materials relating to the activities and administration of the Houston Saengerbund from the years 1874 to 2013. The collection is divided into eight series: Events, Administrative Records, Board of Directors and Committees, Correspondence, Financial Records, Legal Documents, Songbooks, and Publications. Many of the records from the 1950s and earlier are in...

Infernal Bridegroom Productions and The Catastrophic Theatre Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-013
Dates: 1993-2010; Majority of material found within 1993-2007
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials documenting productions presented by Infernal Bridegroom Productions during their operations from 1993 to 2007 and those of Catastrophic Theatre from its founding in 2007. These materials consist of production notes, playbills, postcards, scripts, photographs, posters, news clippings, and press relating to these productions. Additionally, there is a small series of documents relating to the company as a whole, including press, gala invitations, and...

Otilia Bailey and Christine Johnson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-034
Dates: 1924-1975
Scope and Contents Two linear feet of the papers of Otilia Bailey Johnson and Christine Johnson dated from approximately 1924-1925. The papers contains photographs, correspondence, and other materials, document the lives of Otilia and Cynthia Johnson and to a lesser extent that of their family.

Willis Knapp Jones Latin American Theatre Programs

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-017
Dates: 1939-1961
Scope and Contents This collection contains theatre programs from 1939-1961.

Jose Quintero Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-009
Dates: 1949-1998
Scope and Contents The Jose Quintero Papers consist largely of materials related to Quintero's directing and teaching, supplemented by professional and personal correspondence, manuscripts, and other theater memorabilia. The papers are arranged in five series: Theater Papers, 1950-1996 (6 boxes), Correspondence, 1949-1999 (2 boxes), Works, (1 box), Career (1 box), and Posters.The papers arrived at University of Houston Special Collections directly from Jose Quintero and Nicholas Tsacrios. They were...

H. David Kaplan Performing Arts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1986-001
Dates: 1940-1996
Scope and Contents The H. David Kaplan Performing Arts Collection contains correspondence, publicity photographs, photographs taken by Kaplan, programs, various arts publications, autographs, and miscellaneous items such as ticket stubs and clippings. There are more than 1,000 color 35mm slides taken by Kaplan of opera performances and rehearsals by the Houston Grand Opera. Additional oversized collages, posters, showcards, and artwork, along with several framed items, are housed separately. A large part of the...

Professor Fredell Lack Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-001
Dates: 1899-1990
Scope and Contents The Professor Fredell Lack Papers consist of materials documenting the career to violinist Fredell Lack Eichhorn and contains published music with Lack’s notations, photographs, awards, clippings, correspondence, and cassette tapes.

This collection does not currently have a finding aid available online. For assistance, please contact Special Collections by emailing mmmanning@uh.edu.

Lawndale Art and Performance Center Records from the Ann Williams Harithas Library

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-006
Dates: 1979-2015
Content Description This collection contains materials dating back to 1979, when the Lawndale Art and Performance Center was formed. It includes exhibition announcements, posters, photographs, 35mm slides, artist correspondence, ephemera, and video related to exhibitions and programs presented by the art center.

The Lawndale records are not yet fully processed, but may be available for research. Please contact collection curator Christian Kelleher at cdkelleher@uh.edu for more information.

Bert L. Long, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-016
Dates: 1940-2013
Scope and Contents This collection documents Bert L. Long, Jr.’s life and his career as an artist, which he started in 1979. The original order of the collection as well as the original folder titles and folders were retained whenever possible. When the collection was received, a small percentage of the collection was in order due to the work Pete Gershon did with Bert Long through the CALL project while Ber Long was alive. The collection includes resumes and CV’s, autobiographical statements, and material...

Main Street Theater Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2011-004
Dates: 1975-2009
Scope and Contents This collection contains programs, playbills, fliers, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, reviews, and other memorabilia from Main Street Theater productions, along with materials relating to the theater’s educational programs, administrative records, and financial records. The collection is divided into eight series: Productions, Publicity/Press, Board of Directors and Committees, Development, Finances, Facilities, and Houston Arts Organizations. This collection was processed...

Raphaele Malandain photographic records

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-044
Dates: 1983-1999
Content Description The collection contains newsclippings and publicity of Raphaële’s work as well as slides, prints, photos, negatives and transparencies of her portfolio of work used in corporate ads by many of the largest and most prominent companies around the world.

Suzanne Bloom and Ed Hill MANUAL Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-016
Dates: 1974-
Preliminary Scope and Contents Note The organizational records of MANUAL and personal papers artistic collaborators Suzanne Bloom and Ed Hill include correspondence, photographic inventories of works, project files, written works, press, and other materials.This is a preliminary inventory. Materials continue to be added to the collection, and processing is incomplete. Contact collection curator Christian Kelleher at cdkelleher@uh.edu with any questions.The collection does not include MANUAL's original...

Mary Martha Lappe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-023
Dates: approx. 1940-2012
Content Description This collection contains approximately 5 linear feet, dating from approximately 1940-2012, of correspondence, news clippings, photographs, awards and other archival records related the life and career of dancer and dance instructor Mary Martha Lappe. It documents her early career in academic dance programs at James Madison University, LSU, and UH, and as founder and director of the dance program at High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). The collection contains documentation of...

METdance Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-029

Miscellaneous Prints Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-018
Dates: 1846-1976
Scope and Contents This collection consists of prints acquired by University of Houston Libraries Special Collections over the course of the department's existence. As available, description of each print includes title, artist, date, donor or provenance, and whether they are part of a larger work. Prints with little to no contextual information include a brief description of the image.