A Guide to the Steve Sucher Collection, [ca. 1991]-2004
Formerly a reporter and editor for the Houston Press, jazz enthusiast Steve Sucher joined the University of Houston-Downtown as a university-wide development officer in 1998, becoming director of development for the College of Business in 2006.
"Development Activities College of Business UHD." College of Business, University of Houston-Downtown. Last updated September 22, 2010. http://www.uhd.edu/academic/colleges/business/make_a_gift/development_activites.htm
Comprised of newspaper clippings, a letter, a brochure, a program, and portfolios, the Steve Sucher Collection, [ca. 1991]-2004, documents the history of jazz and jazz musicians in America. A July 7, 1995, letter from Harold Dessler of New York City, New York, to Steve Sucher of Houston, Texas, discusses the decline of newspapers, national politics, jazz music, international trips, and Sucher’s job hunting. Newspaper clippings from the New York Times, [ca. 1995], include biographies and obituaries of jazz musicians, information about music collections and auctions, and reviews of musical performances and recordings, among other topics. The collection also includes a program for the 2004 conference "The Joint Is Jumpin’: A Celebration of Fats Waller’s Centennial," a 2002 brochure for the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, and two portfolios for Jim Marshall’s photography, [ca. 1991], depicting jazz and rock musicians primarily during the 1960s and 1970s.
This collection is open for research use.
Steve Sucher Collection, [ca. 1991]-2004, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers