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08. Performing & Visual Arts Research Collection

 Collecting Area
Identifier: 08

Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

Infernal Bridegroom Productions and The Catastrophic Theatre Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-013
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...

Willis Knapp Jones Latin American Theatre Programs

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

Jose Quintero Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-009
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
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.]