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Sehba Sarwar Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Finding Aid/Inventory

Workshops For Children and Teens

Workshops for Adults

Student Publications

Writing and Publications

Publishing Requests and Contracts

Press and Publicity

Conferences and Speaking

Memberships and Committees

Individual Grants and Funding

Awards and Ephemera

Audiovisual Materials



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Sehba Sarwar Papers, 1964-2016 | University of Houston Libraries

By Emily Brooks

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Collection Overview

Title: Sehba Sarwar Papers, 1964-2016

Predominant Dates:1999-2016

ID: 02/2016-024

Primary Creator: Sarwar, Sehba

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/2014

Subjects: Arts, Education

Forms of Material: Audiovisual materials, Children's writings, Instructional materials, Publications (document genre), Writings (documents)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes Sarwar’s writings and publications, publishing correspondence, publicity materials, and journals, her planning documents, course materials and other documents related to youth and adult workshops, student publications from Sarwar’s classes, as well as documents from committee memberships, awards, ephemera and original artwork.

Materials are arranged intellectually by category, with each series corresponding to different activities. Materials are arranged chronologically within each series.

Collection Historical Note

Sehba Sarwar is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer, activist, educator and founder of Voices Breaking Boundaries (2014-015). Sarwar was raised in Karachi, Pakistan and developed an early commitment to activism and social justice through her parents. Over the past thirty years, she has generated poetry, essays, short-stories, a novel, visual art installations. Her work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, the Houston Chronicle, Callaloo and more.

Alongside her work as an artist and writer, Sarwar has taught for Writers in the Schools, held youth and adult workshops, and served on the boards of several prominent organizations such as Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, and Friends of Women’s Studies at UH. Sarwar is currently based in Southern California from where she produces writing and art, offers workshops, and continues to lead VBB.

Subject/Index Terms

Arts
Education

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions: Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Acquisition Source: Donated by Sehba Sarwar

Related Materials: Voices Breaking Boundaries Records

Preferred Citation: Sehba Sarwar Papers. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Workshops For Children and Teens, 1994-2001],
[Series 2: Workshops for Adults, 2007-2015],
[Series 3: Student Publications, 1993-2000],
[Series 4: Writing and Publications, 1985-2016],
[Series 5: Publishing Requests and Contracts, 2004-2010],
[Series 6: Press and Publicity],
[Series 7: Conferences and Speaking, 1998-2014],
[Series 8: Memberships and Committees, 2004-2015],
[Series 9: Individual Grants and Funding, 1996-2014],
[Series 10: Awards and Ephemera, 2012-2013, undated],
[Series 11: Audiovisual Materials, 1964-2010, undated],
[All]

Series 9: Individual Grants and Funding, 1996-2014
Box 3
Folder 39: CACHH Individual Grant, 1996
Folder 40: Mount Holyoke Alumnae Foundation, 2014

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Workshops For Children and Teens, 1994-2001],
[Series 2: Workshops for Adults, 2007-2015],
[Series 3: Student Publications, 1993-2000],
[Series 4: Writing and Publications, 1985-2016],
[Series 5: Publishing Requests and Contracts, 2004-2010],
[Series 6: Press and Publicity],
[Series 7: Conferences and Speaking, 1998-2014],
[Series 8: Memberships and Committees, 2004-2015],
[Series 9: Individual Grants and Funding, 1996-2014],
[Series 10: Awards and Ephemera, 2012-2013, undated],
[Series 11: Audiovisual Materials, 1964-2010, undated],
[All]

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