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Ava Jean Mears Houston Grand Opera marketing career records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 961
Finding aid note: Stored onsite.

Content Description

The materials in this collection feature opera writers, composers, directors, musicians, set designers and singers from around the world, as Ava jean Mears came into contact with them through her work at Houston Grand Opera. They include approximately 200 photographs, 1 audiocassette interview, scrapbooks, published newsletters and journals which include articles by Mears, and correspondence.

Dates

  • circa 1980-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Once processed, this material will be open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material should be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, woodson@rice.edu.

Biographical / Historical

Ava Jean Mears served the Houston Grand Opera primarily in the 1970s-mid 2000s, in public relations and later as archivist.

See online obituary at https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=ava-mears&pid=191226913.

Extent

6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the children of Ava Jean Mears, Hilary, Kirby, and Andy.
Title
Guide to the Ava Jean Mears Houston Grand Opera marketing career records
Status
Unprocessed
Date
2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA