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Guide to Nancy Woolley / Montanna Houston Correspondence MSS.436


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Collection processed by Rhyannon J. Rodriguez and Sophie Glidden-Lyon

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 23, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Amy C. Vo to revise harmful language regarding mental health, addiction, and suicide  , April 2021

Descriptive Summary

Source: Turner, Tommy, 1959-
Source: Wojnarowicz, David
Source: Kern, Richard
Creator: Houston, M. (Montanna)
Title: Nancy Woolley/Montanna Houston Correspondence
Dates [inclusive]: 1975-2015
Dates [bulk]: 1975-1985
Abstract: Montanna Houston was a writer, artist and musician who lived in New York City and later in Houston, Texas. This collection includes 43 letters written by Montanna Houston between 1975-1985, sent to his friend Nancy Woolley in Dallas, Texas. In addition to letters, Houston sent a variety of artwork including over 50 drawings, as well as collages, poetry, and zines. From 1979 on he wrote from New York City, where he was involved with the East Village, downtown art scene. Some of the artwork includes collaboration with Richard Kern, Tommy Turner and David Wojnarowicz.
Quantity: 1.75 Linear Feet in 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize artwork.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.436