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Series II: Awards


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains deeply insightful historical and personal writings, such as Alex Schwartz’ Autobiography “Zaydee,” and his book of meeting minutes in Yiddish script for congregation Rodefei Sholom including details such as dues payments, building funds, prayer services, holiday programs, and elections. In addition, the collection contains an American Mizrachi Women Chapter Directory from Sol’s Mother, Pearl, a column written by Rabbi Segal about Alex Schwartz’ contributions to Beth Yeshurun, BBYO materials, an audio recording of Mary Caplan's funeral, and a small Torah with certificate presented to Sol by congregation Adath Yeshurun. The materials are in good condition, and range in date from 1927 to 2008. Researchers interested in the day to day life of running a small Jewish synagogue, or the experiences of a, involved Jewish family growing up in Houston would find this small collection particularly insightful.


  • Creation: 1927 - 2008

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center and requires 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or for more information.


From the Collection: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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

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