University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Voices Breaking Boundaries Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Voices Breaking Boundaries (Organization)
Collection Title Voices Breaking Boundaries Records
Dates 1999-2016
Identification 2014-015
Physical Description 18.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials EnglishFrenchSpanish;Castilian
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

Voices Breaking Boundaries is a grassroots non-profit arts organization founded in 2000 by writer and artist Sehba Sarwar along with four other women – Marcela Descalzi, Jacsun Shah, Donna Perkins and Christine Choi. Initially the collective hosted readings at a Houston bookstore, but evolved into a dynamic, multi-disciplinary organization. Voices Breaking Boundaries art productions aim to examine issues connected to education, race, women’s right, demography and more from a global perspective.

Major productions include; La Voz Feminina, held each International Women’s Day, the Living Room art series, Words for Peace, East End Live Art and more. Voices Breaking Boundaries participated in the Houston Art Car Parade in 2010, and since 2013 have been producing publications of VBB artists and writers work.

http://www.vbbarts.org/


Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials from Voices Breaking Boundaries’ (VBB) history and administration, planning documents, event materials, press clippings and audio-visual materials.

In addition to paper records, this collection also contains digital archival material. Digital archival materials can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. Because not all of these materials are processed, these materials may require up to two weeks to access. Some files may be restricted and not available for access at all. Contact the curator for more information.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

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.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
Voices Breaking Boundaries (Organization)
Genre/Form of Material:
Audiovisual materials
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence
Financial records
Grant proposals
Photographs
Topical Term:
Art -- Exhibitions
Art -- Texas -- Houston
Artists -- Texas -- Houston
Nonprofit organizations -- Texas -- Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Voices Breaking Boundaries Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Processing Information:

Original collection (7 linear feet) was processed by Julia Taylor in 2015-2016. Additions were processed and a final finding aid was produced by Emily Brooks later in 2016.

Accruals:

Additional materials acquired on September 24, 2015. Digital files were transffered on multiple occassions 2014-2016.


Detailed List of Contents

Programming for Teens

Scope and Contents
This series contains writing samples, paperwork, and lesson plans from camps and workshops provided to teenagers by Voices Breaking Boundaries.
Stories that Must be Told 2001-2013
Box Folder
1 1 Sharpstown High School 2002
2 Furr High School - planning and budgets 2002-2003
3 Furr High School - agenda and rosters spring 2003
4 Furr High School - student reflections spring 2003
5 Furr High School - student Work and course materials spring 2003
6 Furr High School summer 2003
7 Furr High School - course outline and agendas fall 2003
8 Furr High School - student rosters fall 2003
9 Furr High School - student work fall 2003
10 Furr High School - student reflections fall 2003
11 Furr High School - student work fall 2002-2003
Coming Together 2004
Box Folder
1 12 Planning and materials
13 Student writing and reflections
Retelling Stories 2005
Box Folder
1 14 Planning and administration
15 Instructor reflections
16 Student forms, work and reflections
Showcase for Poetry/Prose, Art and Music (SPAM) 2006-2008
Box Folder
1 17 Student contracts and attendance fall 2006
18 Instructor agendas and reflections spring 2007
19 Student reflections spring 2007
20 Student class schedules spring 2007
21 Sample poetry spring 2007
22 Student writing spring 2007
23 Course materials spring 2007
24 Attendance rosters summer 2007
25 Student work and reflections summer 2007
Box Folder
2 1 Student reflections summer 2007
2 Instructor reflections summer 2007
3 Student contact information summer 2007
4 Student sign-up slips summer 2007
5 Consent and release forms summer 2007
6 Administratrive paperwork fall 2007-spring 2008
7 Blank student registration forms fall 2007-spring 2008
8 Students' writing fall 2007-spring 2008
9 Student reflections fall 2007-spring 2008
10 Course materials fall 2007-spring 2008
11 Course materials summer and fall 2008
12 Size Sensual Sundays course materials 2008
Other Workshops
Box Folder
2 13 Lee High School performance project 2007
14 Brave New Voices 2007-2008
15 Writing for Self-Discovery 2011
16 Westbury High School Where is Home 2015



Programming for Adults and Teachers

Scope and Contents
This series contains planning documents, lesson plans, rosters, student writing and reflections from workshops provided to adults and teachers.
Early Workshops 2003-2004
Box Folder
2 17 Hualhuises 2003
18 Voices of the Displaced administration 2003-2004
19 Voices of the Displaced course materials 2003-2004
20 Voices of the Displaced student work and evaluations 2003-2004
Teacher Writing and Trauma Training 2006-2008
Box Folder
2 21 Planning rosters and agendas 2006-2007
22 Course materials 2006-2007
23 Surveys and reflections 2006-2007
24 Planning, registration, and agendas 2007-2008
Box Folder
3 1 Surveys and reflections 2007-2008
Other Workshops 2009-2014
Box Folder
3 2 Writing for Self-Discovery materials 2009-2010
3 Writing for Self-Discovery planning and materials 2010-2011
4 Writing for Self-Discovery surveys and reflections 2010-2011
5 Writing for Self-Discovery surveys and reflections 2010-2011
6 Borderlines materials 2014
Unidentified Workshop Documents
Box Folder
3 7 Writing examples - prose undated
8 Writing examples - poetry undated
9 Teaching aides undated
10 Administration and planning undated
11 Student work undated
12 Surveys and reflections undated



Event Planning and Promotion

Scope and Contents
This series contains materials related to the organization and promotion of Voices Breaking Boundaries events, art installations, and performances.
VBB Events
Box Folder
3 13 Poetry reading 2001-2002
14 Travelling Film South Asia 2001
15 Words for Peace 2002
16 Between the Lines 2002
17 Crossing Borders 2003
18 Valiente: Honoring Rubén Martinez 2003
19 Words for Peace 2 2003
20 A World without Water 2004
21 Dissenting Voices in Pakistan 2004
22 Houston Artists and Dissent 2004
23 Words for Peace 3: Incite Change! 2004
24 Other events 2001-2004
25 Women with Strong Blood 2005
26 Incite Summer 2005
27 Words for Peace 4 “Voices of a People’s History" 2006
28 Valiente Award: Farnoosh Moshiri 2006
29 Incite Fall Fundraiser and Silent Auction 2006
30 Andrea White Luncheon 2006
31 Houston Palestine Film Festival 2007
32 Un/Natural Disaster: Katrina-Kashmir 2007
33 The Shootout 2007
34 Valiente Honoring Mel Chin 2007
35 Empowering Jena: Keep the Movement Moving 2007
Box Folder
4 1 La Voz Femina 5: Lisa Hernandez 2008
2 Words for Peace 5: Condemn Invasion 2008
3 Living Room Art 2008
4 Houston Palestine Film Festival 2008
5 East End Live Art: La Voz Femina 6 2009
6 Pakistan Live Broadcast 2009
7 Honoring Dissent/Descent 2009
8 East End Live Art: Decade of Dissent 2009
9 Other events 2005-2009
10 East End Live Art: Teachers Speak Out 2 2010
11 East End Live Art: Revisiting Un/Natural Disasters 2010
12 Valiente Award: Bapsi Sidhwa 2011
13 Art Car Sprawl: VBB Car #135 Revolution 2011
14 Third Worlds/Third Ward 2011
15 Politiqueer 2011
16 Use and Abuses of History 2012
17 Valiente: Voices of Struggle 2012
18 Teachers and Students Speak Out 4 2012
19 Women Under Siege 2012
20 Film, Food and VBB on the WWW 2012
21 Homes and Histories 2012
22 Other events 2010-2012
23 Struggles for Freedom: Arab Spring/Occupy Houston 2013
24 Jai Bhim Comrade Screening 2013
25 Teachers and Students Speak Out 5 2013
26 La Valiente: VBB Turns 13! 2013
27 Homes and Histories Part 2 2013
28 Borderlines 2013-2014
29 Teachers and Students Speak Out 6 2014
30 La Valiente 2014: Writers Who Persevere 2014
31 Crossing the Lines 2014
32 Experiments with Truth 2014-2015
33 Sebha Sarwar Presents: What is Home 2015
34 Borderlines Book Launch 2016
35 Other promotional materials 2013-2016
36 Open Mic sign-up forms undated
37 Unidentified events undated
Collaborative Events
Box Folder
4 38 Citywide Celebration of Contemporary African Art 2005
39 School Literacy and Culture Project 2007
40 Visual Griot of Mali 2007
41 Interfaith/Pink Iftar 2011
42 La Luz 2011
43 Women in Philanthropy 2012
44 Think Tank 2013
45 Go Neighborhoods 2014
46 UH Presentation 2014
47 Bridging Cultures 2015
48 Other collaborative events 2002-2015



Event and Workshop Photographs

Scope and Contents
This series contains unlabeled photographs and negatives from VBB workshops and events.
Box Folder
5 1-2 Photographs undated
3 Negatives undated



Publications

Scope and Contents
This series contains publications and literary compilations created by VBB workshop and event participants.
Workshop Publications
Box Item
5 1 Making Noise 2001
2 Stories That Must Be Told 2002
3 Making Noise [The Anthology] 2002
4 Making Noise 2002-2003
5 Coming Together 2004
6 Showcase for Poetry/Prose, Art and Music (SPAM) 2007
7 The Ninth Draft: Inprint Fiction Workshop 2011
8 Writing For Self-Discovery 2012
9 Creative Writing Anthology Wharton K-8 2013
10 Creative Writing Anthology Wharton K-8 2014
11 Heartbeats: The Izzat Project undated
12 Papyrus Lee High School undated
Event Publications
Box Item
5 13 Made in Palestine 2003
14 Digital Meets Pakistani Truck Art 2010
15 Homes and Histories 2012-2013
16 Women Under Siege 2012-2013
17 Borderlines Volume One 2013-2014
18 Borderlines Volume Two 2014-2015



Press and Publcity

Scope and Contents
This series contains press releases and clippings, publicity planning and general or season specific promotional materials.
Box Folder
6 1 Press releases 2000-2003
2 Press releases 2004-2013
3 Press clippings 2000-2004
4 Press clippings 2005-2008
5 Press clippings 2008-2011
6 Press clippings 2011-2015
7 Publicity Services Gish Creative 2009-2010
8 General promotional materials undated
9 Season promotional materials 2000-2016
10 Partner and collaborative press 2012, undated



Event Materials and Exhibits

Scope and Contents
This series contains event materials including art pieces from various VBB events and art exhibitions.
Art Car Sprawl 2010
Box Item
7 1 Art Car headlights
2 Unidentified Art Car pieces
3 Art Car panel
Women Under Siege 2012
Box Item
8 1 Loose Letters
2-5 Wrapped Letters
Exploring Rituals 2013
Box Item
8 6 Fabric Flowers - red
7 Fabric Flowers - pink
8 Fabric Flowers - purple
9 Fabric Flowers - teal
10 Fabric Flowers - green
11 Fabric Flowers - yellow
12 Fabric Flowers - gold and orange
13 Fabric Flowers - pink and salmon
Crossing the Lines 2014
Box Item
9 1 Lace fabric with beads
2 20 painted shoes from exhibition
Other Promotional Materials
Box Item
9 3 Archival bag with various badges and magnets undated
Event Posters
Box Folder
10 1 Traveling Films South Asia 2001
2 Honoring Dissent/Descent 2009
3 A Decade of Dissent 2009
4 Patti Smith Reading “Just Kids” 2010
5 Art Car Sprawl 2010
6 East End Live Art Shows 2010
7 Honoring Women’s Voices 2010
8 Third Worlds Third Ward 2012
9 Politiqueer 2011
10 What’s Color Got to Do With It? 2012
11 Teachers and Students Speak Out 4 2012
12 Women Under Siege 2012
13 Exploring Rituals 2013
14 David Barsamian Speech 2014
15 Remembering Jose Campos Torres 2014
16 Borderlines Volume 1 2015
17 Monitor 10 2015
18 [Un]Welcome 2015
Oversize Event Materials
Box Folder
10 19 Photographs by Paul Hester for Homes and Histories
20 Borderlines exhibits
21 Other oversize event materials



Administration

Scope and Contents
This series contains administrative paperwork including non-profit board development, board meeting minutes, strategic development and administrative correspondence and contact information.
Board Development and Training
Box Folder
15 1 Board development materials 1990-1993, undated
2 Board training materials 1992-1999
3 Board training materials 2000-2002
4 Board training materials 2003-2008
5 Critical Components of Effective Governance 2003
6 HAA Management Assistance and Org Management 2009
7 Introduction to Advanced Professional Development undated
Board Information, Meetings, and Strategic Planning
Box Folder
15 8 Bylaws, mission statement and agreements 2002-2004, undated
9 Planning and development 1990
10 FY 2001-2002 board meetings
11 FY 2002-2003 board meetings
12 Strategic planning 2003-2007
13 FY 2003-2004 board meetings
14 2004 Board Retreat
15 FY 2004-2005 board meetings
16 FY 2005-2006 board meetings
17 Strategic planning 2006
18 FY 2006-2007 board meetings
19 2007 Board Retreat
20 FY 2007-2008 board meetings
Box Folder
16 1 2008 Board Retreat 2008
2 FY 2008-2009 board meetings
3 Strategic planning 2009-2011
4 2009 Board Retreat
5 FY 2009-2010 board meetings
6 FY 2010-2011 board meetings
7 2011 Business Plan
8 2011 Board Retreat
9 FY 2011-2012 board meetings
10 FY 2012-2013 board meetings
11 2013 Board Retreat
12 FY 2013-2014 board meetings
13 2014 Board Retreat
14 FY 2014-2015 board meetings
15 2015 Board Retreat
16 Board materials undated
17 Sehba's notebooks undated
Correspondence and Contacts
Box Folder
16 18 Administrative correspondence 2006
19 Business cards and contacts undated
20 Mailing list sign-up forms undated



Human Resources

Scope and Contents
This series contains documents related to human resources and employment such as employee manuals, job descriptions, hiring processes and correspondence, and staff and artist employment and payment records.
General Human Resources (HR) Documents
Box Folder
16 21 Employee manuals 2007-2009
22 Job descriptions 2007, undated
23 Hiring and interviews 2007-2009, undated
24 Blank HR forms undated
Staff and Frequent Contributors
Box Folder
16 25 Elia Arce 2005, 2007-2009
26 Courtney Benevides 2008-2009
27 Lisa Christianson 2007
28 Marcela Descalzi 2003-2012
29 Eric Hester 2001-2012
30 Michael Hoerman 2009
31 Shelby Hohl 2008-2009
Box Folder
17 1 Victoria Jones 2006-2009
2 Angela Martinez 2008-2012
3 Office Assistance Management (Tanya Akpabio) 2007-2009
4 Jasmine Rosario 2007-2008
5 Sehba Sarwar 2002-2012
6 Emily Sketch 2007-2011
7 Oscar Sonnen 2004-2008
8 Michael Kahlil Taylor 2007-2008
9 Joshua Turner 2009-2012
10 Glenda White 2007-2008
Artist Payments and Honorariums 2000-2012
Box Folder
17 11 A-F
12 G-M
13 N-Z
Contract and Temporary Employees
Box Folder
17 14 Clerical and professional 2005-2012
15 Event support and organization 2002-2012
16 Internships 2002-2009
17 Web design and marketing
18 Workshop instructors 2002-2010
19 Checks - mutiple recipients 2003-2007



Finance and Funding

Scope and Contents
This series contains documents related to the finances and funding of VBB, including grant applications, financial statements and tax information organized by fiscal year.
Grant Applications
Box Folder
17 20 Andy Warhol Foundation 2007-2010
21 Bridgeways 2004-2007
22 Brown Foundation 2003-2004
23 Brown Foundation 2006-2007
24 Brown Foundation 2012
Box Folder
18 1 CACHH 2000
2 CACHH 2001-2002
3 CACHH 2002-2003
4 CACHH 2003-2004
5 CACHH 2004-2005
6 CACHH 2005-2006
7 CACHH 2006-2007
8 Cockrell Foundation 2012-2013
9 Cullen Foundation 2012-2013
10 Duncan Foundation 2012
11 Education Foundation of Harris County 2005
12 Ellwood Foundation 2012
13 Exxon Mobil 2007-2009
14 Farb Community Service Fund 2009
15 William Stamp Farris Foundation 2007
16 Ford Foundation 2004
17 Hamman Foundation 2012
18 Hearst Foundation 2008
19 Heartland 2004
20 Herzstein Foundation 2012
21 HAA City Initiative 2006
22 HAA General Operating Support 2006-2007
23-24 HAA MODE ISP 2007-2008
Box Folder
19 1 HAA City Initiative 2008-2009
2-3 HAA General Operating Support Expansion 2009-2010
4-5 HAA MODE 2009-2010
6 HAA MODE Incubator 2009-2010
7 HAA General Operating Support Expansion 2010-2011
8 HAA MODE 2010-2011
9 HAA Touring and Neighborhood Arts 2010-2011
10 HAA General Operating Support Expansion 2011-2012
11 HAA MODE 2011-2012
12 Houston Endowment 1999-2005
13 Houston Endowment 2006-2015
14 Humanities Texas 2011-2013
15 Isenberg Family Charitable Trust 2012
16 John P. McGovern Foundation 2012
17 Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs 2015
18 MetLife Foundation 2009
19 Mid-America Arts Alliance 2014
20 National Endowment for the Arts 2002-2003
21 National Endowment for the Arts 2006
22 National Endowment for the Arts 2010-2011
23 National Endowment for the Arts 2011-2012
Box Folder
20 1 National Endowment for the Humanities 2010-2011
2 National Fellowship Program 2008-2009
3 Oppenheimer Foundation 2002, 2005-2006
4 Poets and Writers 2006-2008, 2011, undated
5 Powell Foundation 2007
6 Rockefeller Philanthropy 2008-2009
7 Rockwell Funds 2006
8 Samuels Foundation 2005-2006
9 Simmons Foundation 2009-2010
10 Simmons Foundation 2011-2013
11 Simmons Foundation 2013-2015
12 St. Lukes Episcopal Health Charities 2006-2009
13 TX Commission for the Arts 2006-2007
14 TX Commission for the Arts - Arts Create 2009-2010
15 TX Commission for the Arts - Arts Create 2010-2011
16 TX Commission for the Arts - Arts Create 2011-2012
17 TX Commission for the Arts - Arts Education 2008-2009
18 TX Commission for the Arts - Arts Respond 2010-2012
19 TX Commission for the Arts - Core Support 2008-2009
20 TX Commission for the Arts - Core Support 2011-2012
21 TCA Cultural Connections 2005-2008
22 United Way 2006, 2008, 2011
23 Wortham 2003
24 Wortham 2012-2013
25 Writers League of Texas 2002-2003
26 Other grants 2000-2003
27 Other grants 2004-2007
28 Other grants 2008-2016
29 Individual donations 2000, 2005-2009, undated
30 Blank donation forms undated
Financial Statements and Budgets
Box Folder
21 1 Budget notes and projections
2 Fiscal Year 2001-2002
3 Fiscal Year 2002-2003
4 Fiscal Year 2003-2004
5 Fiscal Year 2004-2005
6 Fiscal Year 2005-2006
7 Fiscal Year 2006-2007
8 Fiscal Year 2007-2008
9 Fiscal Year 2008-2009
10 Fiscal Year 2009-2010
11 Fiscal Year 2010-2011
12 Fiscal Year 2011-2012
13 Fiscal Year 2012-2013
14 Fiscal Year 2013-2014
15 Fiscal Year 2014-2015
16 Ticket sales reports 2003-2007
Tax Information
Box Folder
21 17 Fiscal Years 2001-2003
18 Fiscal Years 2004-2009
19 Fiscal Years 2009-2011
20 Undated tax information
Partner Organizations
Box Folder
21 21 Aurora Picture Show 2004, 2007
22 Colleges and Universities 2002, 2006, 2008-2009, undated
23 Diverse Works 2000-2009
24 Dosti 2006
25 Film Festivals 2005, 2007
26 Fotofest 2003-2007
27 Golden Seahorse Productions 2004
28 HISD 2003, 2006-2009
29 KPFT 2013
30 New Voices 2008-2009
31 Project Rowhouses 2003-2005
32 Youth Advocates 2005
33 Other partner organizations 2003-2010



Receipts and Expenses

Scope and Contents
This series contains documents confirming VBB expenses, including bills, receipts and bank documents.
Banking and Loans
Box Folder
21 34 Banking 2002-2012, undated
35 Loan reimbursements 2003, 2005, 2007-2009
Events and Marketing
Box Folder
21 36 Books and publishers 2001, 2003, 2005-2009
37 Event expenses 2002-2015
38 Fundraising (Paypal) 2008-2010
39 Printing - Copy.com 2001-2007
40 Printing - Copy.com 2007-2015
41 Printing - Other printing and publishing 2002-2015
42 Web design and marketing 2004-2005, 2008-2010, 2014
Food and Drink
Box Folder
21 43 Food and drink - groceries 2001-2015
Box Folder
22 1 Restaurants and catering 2002-2008
2 Restaurants and catering 2009-2015, undated
Human Resources Expenses
Box Folder
22 3 Education and professional development 2007-2009, 2011
4 Memberships 2009-2010
5 Professional services 2008, 2011
Insurance
Box Folder
22 6 General liability insurance 2005, 2009-2010
7 Health insurance 2008, 2010
8 Professional liability insurance 2003-2007
9 Professional liability insurance 2008-2011
10 Workman's compensation 2009-2010
Office Supplies
Box Folder
22 11 General supplies 2001-2012, 2015, undated
12 Mailing and shipping 2001-2012, 2015, undated
13 Technology 2001-2011
Phone Service
Box Folder
22 14 ATandT 2006-2012
15 MCI 2003-2006
16 Sprint 2000-2003
17 Other phone service 2002-2009
Real Estate and Maintenance
Box Folder
22 18 Energy and utilities 2010-2011
19 Permits and maintenance 2002-2003
20 Rent and real estate 2003, 2006-2011
Travel
Box Folder
22 21 Airfare 2003-2010, 2014
22 Fuel and parking 2004-2011, 2015, undated
23 Hotels 2004-2010
24 Unidentified expenses 2003, 2007-2008, 2012, undated



Audiovisual Media

Scope and Contents
This series contains a variety of audiovisual materials related to VBB activities including; cassette tapes, VHS tapes, DV tapes, CDs and DVDs.
Cassette Tapes
Box Item
11 1 Traveling Film South Asia 2001
2 February 10, 2002
3-4 March 3, 2002
5 Al-Bustan June 27, 2002
6 VBB October 20, 2002 MFAH
7 VBB reading and dance December 8, 2002
8 VBB readings open mic December 8, 2002
9 Class February 5, 2003
10 Class Furr Febrary 19-24, 2003
11 Furr February 24, 2003
12 Furr February 8, 2003
13 VBB March 13, 2003
14 Furr Jawad March 13, 2003
15 Furr Jawad March 6-14, 2003
16 VBB April 13, 2003
17 Ben interview April 13, 2003
18 Panel 1 MFA Filmfest May 17, 2003
19 Panel 2 MFA Filmfest May 17, 2003
20 Law High School Students March 2009
21 VBB Story undated
22-23 VBB Inprint undated
24 VBB Mainstreet undated
25 Translating Intimacy undated
26 VBB Sobhi al Zobaidi Crossing Kalandia November 21-22
27 Ben undated
28 Jasmine undated
29-34 Unlabeled Cassette undated
VHS Tapes
Box Item
12 1 MFA Student Docents 2000
2 VBB September 10, 2000
3 VBB Jawad, Susan Howard, Lorenzo Thomas May 2001
4 VBB Traveling Film South Asia Opening Remarks 2001
5 VBB Film South Asia Night #4 2001
6 VBB at DW [DiverseWorks] May 19, 2002
7 Stories That Must Be Told Sharpstown June 2002
8 VBB Stories June 2002
9-10 War and Peace by Anand Patwardham 2002
11 Dam/Age A Film with Arundhati Roy 2002
12 Pakistan/Artery August 6, 2004
13 Margarita undated
14-15 Voices Breaking Boundaries undated
DV Tapes
Box Item
13 1 DV Tapes
2 Reel Stories 2003
3 Beena 2004
4-5 Minal 2005
6 Charlie Maloy 2007
7 Mangopir Lyon 2007
8 Minal Khi 2007
9 Minal Karachi 2007
10 GEO footage 2007-2008
11 Gun Show 2008
12 Karachi December 2008
13-15 Living Room Art 2008
16 Minal Lee 2008
17-19 Words For Peace 2008
20 Houston Imran Aslam March 2009
21-29 Pakistan Live Broadcast 2009
30 Planned Parenthood 2009
31 PMA Reference Film D’Art 2009
32 For Sehba Sarwar October 2009
33 Yuneun East Meets East 2009
34 Art Car Parade 2010
35-37 Patti Smith 2010
38 Sehba Interview Music Magic 2010
39-40 Karachi Geet Interview 2011
41-42 Khi December 2011
43 Living Room Art 2011
44 Minal Musical Performance Rice 2011
45-46 Other’s Love 2011
47-48 Politiqueer 2011
49 Sehba Interview 2011
50 Anne Scott 2012
51-52 David Barsamian 2012
53 Freedman Town Interviews 2012
54-56 Homes and Histories 2012
57 Minal Class 2011-2012
58 Minal Class Spring 2012
59-60 Teachers Speak Out 2012
61-62 La Valiente Fundraiser 2012
63-64 What is Color 2012
65-68 LRA [Living Room Art] Women Under Siege 2012
69 Sehba Interview Women Under Siege 2013
70-71 Homes and Histories 2013
72 Sehba Interview 2013
73-75 VBB - Struggles 2013
76 VBB - La Valiente Fundraiser 2013
77-78 We the People 2016
79 Aslam Cultural Narr March 29
80 Alice Valdez Interview undated
81 Anand Paturalla Q and A session undated
82-83 Bustamente undated
84 Gun Show Pascal undated
85 Hammering undated
86 Interview with Sehba and Miriam Kass undated
87-88 Marc undated
89 Minal Narrative August 27
90 Minal undated
91 Dr. Mungi PMA Ref TV St undated
92 VBB Tape undated
93 Zakia Dawn Interview undated
94-104 Unlabeled DV Tape undated



Digital Media

First hard drive transfer from Sehba's computer and external hard drive approximately 2000-2013
Folder names reflect original organization and naming. Materials include primarily digital photographs, fliers, and production files. Some fliers that were eventually produced may be duplicated in the print collection. Files were transffered from both Sehba Sarwar's laptop and an external hard drive on September 24, 2015. Files saved at 2014-015_002_vbb. 16.6GB (approximately 18,273 files).
Folder
1 Arts Education
Folder
2 Arts Production
Folder
3 Marketing
Folder
4 Marketing 2
Folder
5 Media / Press
Folder
6 Non-profit
Folder
7 VBB Pictures
Folder
8 Website / video stuff
Second hard drive transfer from Sehba's computer
Folder names reflect original organization and naming. Files transffered on October 14, 2016. Files saved at 2014-015_005_vbb. 26.1GB (approximately 6,568 files).
Folder
1 2015-16 Marketing
Folder
2 2016 conferences
Folder
3 2016-04-02 Rothko Chapel
Folder
4 2016-04-19 Brazos Bookstore
Folder
5 2016-06-25 Borderlines
Folder
6 2016-06-25 LRA
Folder
7 Non-profit
Folder
8 Photographs
Folder
9 Strategic Plan
Folder
10 VBB Posters
Folder
11 Website / Video Stuff
Folder
12 Miscellaneous files
Third hard drive transfer from Sehba's Mac hard drive
This digital accession is not yet processed and may not be available for research.
Media on Discs
Data Compact Discs
Compact_Disc
1 Sehba, Images
Compact_Disc
2 Nusrat Pics 02 VBB 08 Dec 02
Compact_Disc
3 La Voz VBB, March 2003
Compact_Disc
4 More pictures VBB FURR Amalgamation, 2003
Compact_Disc
5 FLOWPICS
Compact_Disc
6 Class Pics Sehba
Compact_Disc
7 Translating Intimacy
Compact_Disc
8 Thomas VBB
Compact_Disc
9 VBB Stuff for Nuscat, 2001-2002
Compact_Disc
10 Sehba olive trees...
Compact_Disc
11 Project Row Houses Juneteenth Eldorado Postcard 6/2/04
Compact_Disc
12 The Listening Place @PRH - supporting docs
Compact_Disc
13 Project Row Houses Audio Training + Storytelling Series Documents
Compact_Disc
14 Lvg Art 12 24 04, Part I, Public Art
Compact_Disc
15 More VBB pics board mtg Furr 11-9-03
Compact_Disc
16 To Sebah 10 tracs
Compact_Disc
17 VBB pics
Compact_Disc
18 VBB Words for Peace Card, Design by Oskar Sonnen
Compact_Disc
19 VBB brochure
Compact_Disc
20 Spam Photos
Compact_Disc
21 "Stories" Summer 2003 flyer
Compact_Disc
22 VBB Pics 2003 Isaias
Compact_Disc
23 VBB Pictures
Compact_Disc
24 Celebrating Cubanos Nov 2002
Compact_Disc
25 VBB 2003-04 Designs (3)
Compact_Disc
26 VBB "Stories" images
Compact_Disc
27 VBB Fund Dinner, Words for Peace, 2006
Compact_Disc
28 w4p3-2004-08-18
Compact_Disc
29 VBB, W4P2 Cross/Currents, 9/20-21/2003, Email, Postcard, Poster
Compact_Disc
30 Photos, David Barsamian At The Station, June 15, 12; Photo Credit Wally James
Compact_Disc
31 Quickbook Backup Program
Compact_Disc
32 Drik, Powerpoint and Audio
Compact_Disc
33 BX Pics
Compact_Disc
34 SPAM
Compact_Disc
35 Lee HS
Compact_Disc
36 Retelling Histories, VBB
Compact_Disc
37 backup, burn vbb
Compact_Disc
38 VBB Backup
Compact_Disc
39 VBB Edu Photos
Compact_Disc
40 Sebha @ CLMP '08
Compact_Disc
41 EELA 1-30-11, VBB, Color - Photos by E. Hester
Compact_Disc
42 Tehrike-e Niswan, Photos
Compact_Disc
43 Flood Relief Images w/Docx Files
Compact_Disc
44 Honoring Dissent/Descent, images
Compact_Disc
45 East End Live Art Annual La Voz Feminina 7, March 28, 2010, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
46-47 QSS_CD
Compact_Disc
48 Old Files, 00-03
Compact_Disc
49 Oskar's VBB Archive
Compact_Disc
50 VBB images for Michael Woodson
Compact_Disc
51 Various Pics, VBB Open House, 2004
Compact_Disc
52 DeSeto 713/705-1470, VBB 10th Select
Compact_Disc
53 House Exhbit, DeSoto, Voices Breaking Boundaries
Compact_Disc
54 La Voz Feminina 4, Images
Compact_Disc
55 2007 Houston Palestine Film Festival CD#1: May 11-13, Photos by: Iman Saqr
Compact_Disc
56 VBB 2005
Compact_Disc
57 Antaeus Bio
Compact_Disc
58 VBB 2003-04 Designs (1)
Compact_Disc
59 VBB
Compact_Disc
60 Guantanamo Images
Compact_Disc
61 VBB "Area K" Flyer
Compact_Disc
62 VBB 2003-04 Designs (2)
Compact_Disc
63 VBB March 27
Compact_Disc
64 Living Room Art - Art Car Crawl, In The First Ward, 5-1-2010, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
65 TRUCK ART, ABRO
Compact_Disc
66 ABRO TRUCK ART, March 2010
Compact_Disc
67 LRA Hester, 10/22/11
Compact_Disc
68 VBB Third Ward - Karachi Part 1, 10-22-11, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
69 East End Live Art - Artists and Mothers, Photographer Burnell McCray, 5-10-09
Compact_Disc
70 VBB Words 4 Peace 5 March 30 2008
Compact_Disc
71 VBB - Other Loves, Celebrating Queer Artists, 6-5-11, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
72 VBB- Revisting the First Ward, Exploring Local Boundaries, 5-7-11, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
73 VBB - Teacherss and Students Speak Out 3, 4-17-11, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
74 Art Car Sprawl, 5/1/10, Photos by Burnell McCray
Compact_Disc
75 VBB Wat Color Got To Do With It? Show Photos, Interracial Relationiships, 1-30-11, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
76 VBB Honoring Dissent/Descent, 11.7.09, E Hester
Compact_Disc
77 Intimate Dinner for Patti Smith, 4-18-2010, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
78 Teachers Speak Out 2, 4-18-2010, VBB-East End Live Art, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
79 Just Kids - Patti Smith Photos, U of H-VBB, 4-19-2010, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
80 Voices Breaking Boundaries, East End Live Art, Un/Natural Disasters, May 23, 2010, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
81 Pakistan Floor Relief Fundraiser, 9-19-2010, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
82 Video Clip Flood
Compact_Disc
83 House Exhibit,VBB, DeSoto
Compact_Disc
84 VBB Living Room Art Production, Women Voices in Sixth Ward, Disk 1 of 2, 11-6-10, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
85 VBB Living Room Art Production, Women Voices in Sixth Ward, Disk 2 of 2, 11-6-10, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
86 WAF Pictures
Compact_Disc
87 VBB, Amalgamation: Hear what teenagers have to say...June 27, 2003, Photos by Paul Hester
Compact_Disc
88 VBB Pics, 2000-2001
Compact_Disc
89 VBB#2, 2001-2004
Compact_Disc
90 VBB#3, 03-05
Compact_Disc
91 VBB, Living Room Art Show, Oskar S. and Danny K.
Compact_Disc
92 East End Live Art, Is This Change? 12-14-08, Pics by Eric Hester
Compact_Disc
93 VBB Photos
Compact_Disc
94 Pics by Eric, Art Car, VBB
Compact_Disc
95 Patti Smith Radio Interview Photos, 4-19-2010, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
96 EQ Movie
Compact_Disc
97 VBB Accounting by Stephanie Atwood
Compact_Disc
98 Words for Peace, Images 1-98, Woodson
Compact_Disc
99 Words for Peace, Images 99-200, Woodson
Compact_Disc
100 Film, Food and VBB on the World Wide Web - 7pm - Saturday 20 October 2012, Photographer Burnell McCray
Compact_Disc
101 Voices Breaking Boundaries, 2009-2010 Season, Files and Sehba Sarwar, Website Files and Photos, From A. R. Martinez
Compact_Disc
102 VBB Presents Cultural Narrative: Imran Aslam, 3/29/09, Station Museum
Compact_Disc
103 East End Live Art: Artists/Mothers, VBB, 5-10-09, Burnell McCray Photographer
Compact_Disc
104 VBB Event - Teachers Speak Out, East End Live Art, 4-19-09 and Cultural Narratives, 3/09
Compact_Disc
105 PP Protest Pictures
Audio Compact Discs
Audio_CD
1 Howard Zinn, Words 4 Peace 4
Audio_CD
2-7 Valiente Music
Audio_CD
8 LA Revv 2 2003
Audio_CD
9 Michael Woodson, 8 Pieces
Audio_CD
10 Michael Woodson in Thirteen Pieces
Audio_CD
11 Chalmers Johnson, Blowback: Impacts of the New Millenium, Seattle, WA, 11 Feb 2004
Audio_CD
12 Arundhati Roy, Public Power in the Age of Empire, San Francisco, CA, 16 Aug 2004
Audio_CD
13 As'ad AbuKhalil, The Battle for Saudi Arabia, Berkeley, WA, 19 Aug 2004
Audio_CD
14 Howard Zinn, Resistance and the Role of Artists, Cambridge, MA, 6 Feb 2004
Audio_CD
15 Patti Smith - Interview April 19, 2010
Audio_CD
16 Sound footage, Sehwan
Audio_CD
17 Sehba Sarwar Interview, Part 1, 9:24 KPFT studio Hou TX, Seb and Haniya, Oct 4, 2012
Audio_CD
18 Sehba Sarwar Interview, Part 2, 11:00, Zeb and Haniya, recorded Oct 4, 2012
Audio_CD
19 LA Revu 1, 2003
Audio_CD
20 LA Revu 3, 2003
Audio_CD
21 Boxhead Ensemble
Audio_CD
22 Living Art, 10 14 03, For Sehba
Audio_CD
23 RAM4, Madigra, The Greatest Hits
Audio_CD
24 RAM
Audio_CD
25 Audio Interview, Meet Janis and Cleola by Yunuen Perez Vertti, April, 2010
Audio_CD
26 Denea Stewart, VBB, Icemaps
Audio_CD
27 Patti Smith on Living Art, for Sehba and VBB, 65:47, March 28, 2003
Audio_CD
28 Patti Smith, 3:05 Min Clip, Liviging Art w/ Sehba and Mike(?) March 28, 2003
Audio_CD
29 Tariq Ali, Imperial Hubris, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 16 Dec 2005
Audio_CD
30 Sehba - on Living Art, 1-28-05
Audio_CD
31 VBB
Audio_CD
32 Best of Living Art
Audio_CD
33 Donnie Darko
Audio_CD
34 Voices Houston, Edited Verson (sic), #1
Audio_CD
35 Voices Houston, Edited Verson (sic), #2
Audio_CD
36 feedback
Audio_CD
37 PR - intv #1
DVDs
DVD
1 Voices Breaking Boundaries Spring SPAM 2007
DVD
2-5 VBB Promo
DVD
6-8 VBB Promo Video
DVD
9 VBB Promotional Video
DVD
10-13 VBB excerpts Faroukh Virani
DVD
14 Vbb-3
DVD
15 VBB excerpts Faroukh Virani
DVD
16 Vbb Spam 07-1
DVD
17-18 VBB SPAM Summer 2007
DVD
19 VBB: W4P4, Faroukh Virani
DVD
20 W4P4 (DVD), 8/30/07 F.V.
DVD
21 VBB @ Wesley Community Center, 2007
DVD
22-23 The Palestine Tapes, by Jeff Stewart, 2007
DVD
24-25 East meets West, VBB, Mix video, Living Room Art, Nov 7, 2009
DVD
26 Abijon, Jump
DVD
27 VBB, Website Stuff
DVD
28 Oct 20, LRR Photos, Slideshow
DVD
29 VBB - Oct 20, LRA Documentaries, Looped
DVD
30 Fotos, Diciembre 2, 2012
DVD
31 VBB Cultured Cocktails
DVD
32 Borderlines 2013 - 2014 2-1
DVD
33 DVD for Nov 5; Outside DVD - Erick Slide Show 0 Yunuen Video
DVD
34 Theyarekilling-1
DVD
35 Narrative2-1
DVD
36 DVD for Nov 5 LRA Show; LRA October 22 Narratives Part 1 5-9
DVD
37 DVD Nov 5 LRA Show; LRA October 22 Narratives Part 1 1-4
DVD
38 6th Ward Videos by Larissa Lindsay, loop
DVD
39 I am a woman
DVD
41 VBB
DVD
40 WAF Film, Aisha Godzar, 7:30 min
DVD
42 "MAA Poem" (1st) 3-12-12-11
DVD
43 From Our Interior, 10-22-11, S. Sarwar
DVD
44 VBB Documentary, 2011
DVD
45 VBB Doc 2011, Region
DVD
46 VBB - Documentary, 2011 by Farouk
DVD
47 VBB - Oct 20, LRA Documentaries Looped
DVD
48 T2F 12-23-11
DVD
49 VBB, Words for Peace, 3-30-08, Photos by Eric Hester
DVD
50 Readings from Voices of a People's History of the United States, By Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove
DVD
51 WFP4 99%
DVD
52 Homes and Histories documentary
DVD
53 Babette
DVD
54 Sufism - Tazeen, Protecting Space, Play
DVD
55 Patti Smith, DVD w/Menu, For Duplication, Original
DVD
56 VBB Brochure, 2010
DVD
57 Jibran
DVD
58 Women Under Siege, Documentary Rough Cut, May 2012
DVD
59 Qualls Images
DVD
60 WAF Film by Aisha Gadzar
DVD
61 Lee HS Spam, Spring 2007, VBB
DVD
62 1. Montage, 2. Intro - Forgotten, 3. Update
DVD
63 1. Overview, 2. Dialogue
DVD
64 VBB, Oskar Backup and Courtney's Card
DVD
65 VBB Spam 07
DVD
66-67 VBB Promotional Video
DVD
68 Oskar - VBB, 2004-05 : 2007-08
DVD
69-74 Iraq in Fragments - James Longley
DVD
75 Harvest of Hope
DVD
76 Readings from Voices of a People's History of the United States By Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove
DVD
77 VBB DVD2
DVD
78 VBB @ Wesley Community Center, 9/28/2007
DVD
79 Patti Smith Live! at Cullen Performance Hall, 4.19.10, presented by Voices Breaking Boundaries
DVD
80-81 Autobiography in 5 chapters, April 2013
DVD
82 VBB - Homes and History Art Event - Freedman Town, Houston - 12-1-12, Burnell McCray Photographer, burnell.mccray@att.net, (H)281.481.1558, (C)225.620.6592
DVD
83 VBB 10-Year Anniversary, QT File
DVD
84 VBB WFP4
DVD
85 8-4-08, Brown in the Third Ward, Conversation b/w Priutt, Sheba and Ivette (filmed by Eric Hester)
DVD
86-88 Recording Session, Friday December 9, 2005, Lee High School Performers
DVD
89 VBB, Dinner, Cafe Flores Video, Eric Hester
DVD
90 VBBDVD
DVD
91 VBB Incite Summer! Voices Breaking Boundaries, 23 June 05
DVD
92 VBB Calendar
DVD
93-94 Recording Session, Lee High School
DVD
95 Voices Breaking Boundaries, Spring Spam 2007
DVD
96 Haya Fatima Igbal
DVD
97 Alice INterview, 30 min, edited by Yunuen Perez Vertti
DVD
98 DVD for Nov 5, Art Car Compilation
DVD
99 Patti Smith, DVD Loop, Concert Only
DVD
100 Kitcheners, Autumn_Sehba
DVD
101 Daniel Bustamante
DVD
102 East Meets West, Attachment D, Grant # 10550058, November 2009
DVD
103 Sheba, From Our Interior
DVD
104 Jump Abijon
DVD
105 Khrusrau-i-Nasl-i-Nav, Loop for LRA w/title
DVD
106 2012 NEA
DVD
107 Back Screen "Revolution", Master DVD, Art Car Parade, 2011
DVD
108 Backscreen "Revolution", Master DVD, Art Car Parade, 2011
DVD
109 VBB Documentary 2011 - Rough Cut (for Valiente 2011)
DVD
110 Bindiya Chamkay Gi, Ragni Kidvai, 28 mins
DVD
111 VBB, Eric Hester, VBB 2009-10 Photos
DVD
112 Pakistan Floods, YouTube Videos
DVD
113 Pakistan Floods, Original, 21 min
DVD
114 Pakistan Floods, Slideshow
DVD
115 I...am a woman, a film by Sheheezad Kaleen, Runtime: 30 minutes
DVD
116 VBB Promotional Video
DVD
117 Carnival Dominicano
DVD
118 Valiente 2011, Bapsi Sidhwa
DVD
119 VBB Videos: 1) Valiente 2011 and 2) Decade of Dissent, Data Files, Mov
DVD
120 Nov 7, 2009, Living Room Art, Honoring Dissent, 7 min
DVD
121 Why Are You Looking at Me? by Sehba Sanwar
DVD
122 Vbb Decade Promo-1
Other discs
Disk
35FL01 3.5 Floppy disc: VBB
Disk
ZIP01 Zip Disc: Jesse H. Jones, December 2001 issue
Disk
ZIP02 Zip disc: VBB
Archived webpages for VBB Past Events
https://web.archive.org/web/20161020163950/http:/vbbarts.org/p-events.shtml
University of Houston History 6383 interviews
Interviews produced as a part of the University of Houston course History 6383 in fall 2014 taught by Professor Kairn Klieman. Most interviews consist of .mp3 audio files as well as .docx transcripts. Some also include video. Interviews missing release forms are marked [closed]. Files saved at 2014-015_001_vbb.
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1 Frank_Aguilar_Recording.MP3
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2 Aguilar_Frank_Transcript.docx
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3 Abrego-Pena_Carmen_Transcript.docx
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4 Castillo_Jimmy_recording.MP3
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5 Castillo_Jimmy_Transcript.doc
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6 Marcela_Descalzi_Recording.mp3
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7 Marcella_Descalzi_Recording.mp3
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8 Descalzi_Maria_transcript.docx
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9 Ana_Laurel_audio (#1).MP3 [closed]
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10 Laurel_Ana_Transcript.docx [closed]
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11 Martinez_Karen_Recording.m4a
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12 Martinez_Karen_Transcript.docx
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13 Mercedes_Negron_Recording.mp3 [closed]
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14 Negron-Perez_Mercedes_transcript.docx [closed]
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15 Perez_Yunuen_Recording.m4a
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16 Perez-Vertti_ Yunuen_Transcript .docx
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17 Sarwar_Sehba_video (#1pt.1).MTS
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18 Sarwar_Sehba_video (#2).MTS
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19 Sarwar_Sehba_video (#3).MTS
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20 Sehba_Sarwar_Recording (#2a).MP3
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21 Sehba_Sarwar_Recording (#2b).MP3
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22 Sehba_Sarwar_Recording (#2c).MP3
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23 Sarwar_Sehba_recording (#3).dct
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24 Sarwar (1)_Sehba_Transcript.docx
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25 Sarwar (2)_Sehba_Transcript.docx
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26 Sarwar (3)_Sehba_Transcript.docx
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27 Shah_Jacsun_Transcript.docx
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28 Shahdin_Kamruzzaman_Written Response.docx
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29 Turner_Joshua_recording.m4a
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30 Turner_Joshua_Transcript.doc
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31 Woodson_Michael_Transcript.docx