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arts. Arts and Literature

 Record Group
Identifier: arts
Archival collections related to dance, theater, painting, sculpture, literature, and more.

Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:

Alan Dugald McKillop papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 269
Overview Professional papers, manuscript notes and personal correspondence of Alan Dugald McKillop, Professor of English, Rice University. Included in the collection are: James Thomson letters (photocopies); Samuel Richardson letters (photocopies); Aaron Hill letters; typescripts of articles; reviews of McKillop's books; reviews by McKillop; offprints by McKillop, offprints of other authors (most autographed).
Dates: 1921 - 1972

Allan Cunningham papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 320
Abstract: The bulk of this collection is comprised of correspondence to and from art historian Allan Cunningham. The correspondence largley concerns matters connected with Cunningham's numerous publishing projects, including his Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, which appeared between 1829 and 1833. Also included in the collection are three Mss. poems--one perhaps by the Rev. J. Judkins and two by Cunningham.
Dates: 1815 - 1841

Ann Holmes Fine Arts Archive

 Collection
Identifier: MS 546
Abstract: This collection contains news clippings, press releases, correspondence, photos, institutional records, and audio materials related to the evolution of fine arts and city planning in Houston, TX. Specific focus is given to the Alley Theater, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Museum of Fine Arts, architecture, and the role of the arts in the economy, politics, and society. The collection also includes biographies of various persons influential in both the local and...
Dates: 1920 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1950 - 2008

Ann Holmes personal papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 173
Abstract Ann Holmes personal papers encompass materials outside the scope of her research on her book for Houston's cultural arts. Included are materials from her everyday life--correspondence, awards and honors, social activities, and copies of her articles, columns and reviews.
Dates: 1944 - 2008

Anne and Whitley Strieber Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 702
Overview Contains correspondence, transcripts related to The Communion, and correspondence and reviews of Strieber's other works.
Dates: 1970 - 2016

Anonymous copybook of sermons, fables and letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 224
Overview This copybook contains handwritten sermons, fables, and letters. Included are: “A letter concerning a consumption,” “The Ambitious Man punished,” Useful and Amusing Conversations,” Useful and wholesome Reflections,” “Reflections on Voltaire’s Semiramis,” “Reflections on our dying Saviour’s Prayer upon the Cross,” and more.
Dates: 1750 - 1760

Audrey Jones Beck Papers and Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: MS 626
Overview The Audrey Jones Beck Papers and Memorabilia consist of 52 linear feet of photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, financial, legal, correspondence, real estate, property, philanthropy, public service, and Museum of Fine Arts Houston records, as well as family records. The dates range from 1860 to 2004. Of note are three clothing ensembles as well as records of artworks purchased for her personal collection that were later donated to MFAH.
Dates: 1860-2004

Ava Jean Mears Houston Grand Opera marketing career records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 961
Overview Ava Jean Mears served the Houston Grand Opera primarily in the 1970s-mid 2000s, in public relations and later as archivist. This collection features photographs, posters, calendars, press releases and correspondence related to her work.
Dates: circa 1980-2010

Bapsi Sidhwa papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 885
Overview The Bapsi Sidhwa papers comprise the books, drafts, notes, and personal papers of the acclaimed American-Pakistani author Bapsi Sidhwa. Known for her captivating novels exploring mainly women’s issues in the Indian subcontinent, Bapsi has made her mark with her deeply insightful prose and outspoken voice.
Dates: 1943 - 2018

Blanche Harding Sewall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 431
Overview The collection consists of correspondence, college materials, pamphlets and programs, materials related to the construction of Sewall residence and the Sewall's Japan trip. The dates for this collection range from 1847 to 1959 with the bulk of the material ranging from 1935 to 1948.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1847-1959