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08. Performing & Visual Arts Research Collection

 Collecting Area
Identifier: 08

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

H. David Kaplan Performing Arts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1986-001
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...

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

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-006
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
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
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...

Mary Martha Lappe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-023
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...

Miscellaneous Prints Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-018
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.

Moody Gallery Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-024
Overview The records in this collection relate to artists who were represented by Betty Moody at certain points ranging from 1975-2012. The records primarily consist of administrative documents, like professional correspondence, price sheets, invoices, loan agreements, exhibition catalogs and invitations, mailing lists, and artist biographies

Mydolls Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-008
Content Description The post-punk band Mydolls is a Houston band formed in 1978 with members Trish Herrera, Dianna Ray, Linda Younger, and George Reyes. The archive of the women-led group reveals its 40-year advocacy of equality, female empowerment, and minority representation in the arts. The archive preserves the band’s early history in photographs, letters, flyers, zines, and cassette tapes from the road, unreleased materials on analog media, original records, and hand-painted tee shirts worn during a cameo in...

New Music America Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-036
Scope and Contents The materials in the collection document New Music America (NMA) festivals, which got their start as "New Music New York" in 1979, and were produced afterward annually by the New Music Alliance in cities across North America from 1980 to 1990. A bulk of the materials document the 1986 NMA in Houston. The records primarily consist of administrative documents, such as professional correspondence, meeting agendas, or mailing lists. Secondary records include catalogs, programs, and press related...

Pat Gustavson and Mignon Weisinger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-025
Preliminary Scope and Contents Note The personal papers of life partners Pat Gustavson, an architect and pediatric hematologist, and Mignon Weisinger, an artist, in Houston and Galveston. The papers document their life partnership, early and family lives, education, careers, and community.

[The Gustavson and Weisinger papers are being processed but are available for research. Please contact curator Vince Lee at velee@uh.edu with questions.]

Charles and Suzanne Riepe Theater Program Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-010
Scope and Contents This collection contains a series of programs and playbills from various theaters, symphonies, operas and orchestras gathered by Charles and Suzanne Riepe from 1965 and 2015 . While the bulk of the collection is from the Houston area, other states and countries are represented.

Alvin Romansky Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1968-001
Scope and Contents The Alvin Romansky Papers include photographs, correspondence, documents, printed materials, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia related to the life and civic pursuits of Alvin Romansky, his father Joseph Romansky, and his uncle Thomas Flaxman. The bulk of the material (principally that related to Alvin Romansky) dates from the 1950s, but a significant amount of material related to Thomas Flaxman dates from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The first...

Suzanne Bloom and Ed Hill MANUAL Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-016
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...

Tatiana Semenova Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-008
Scope and Contents The Tatiana Semenova papers consist of seven boxes of personal material dating from 1933 to 1997. It documents Madame Semenova's early dancing career with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and her later teaching career in Baton Rouge and Houston. There are five series in this collection: Scrapbooks, Photographs, Personal, Programs, and Realia. The collection was received in no particular order. The processor has imposed the arrangement.

The Art Guys Records

 Fonds
Identifier: 2013-001
Preliminary Scope and Contents Note This collection documents the art career of The Art Guys. The collection includes resumes, gallery correspondence, gallery checklists, exhibition lists, exhibition contracts, loan agreements, shipping receipts, project plans, concept sketches, floorplans, installation plans, articles, press releases, writings, project and exhibit documentation, catalogues, financial documents (including taxes, receipts, bills, and budgets) photographs, color slides, proposals, and a notable number of digital...