Skip to main content

Dan & Ellen Trachtenberg papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 756
Finding aid note: Part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Scope and Contents

News clippings, newsletters, event programs, photographs, and slides document a small part of Ellen and Dan Trachtenberg's activism in support of Soviet Jews and attempts to better their lives. Of particular interest are photographs taken on a trip to the Soviet Union in 1985, and news clippings of protests held in Washington D.C. in support of Soviet Jews.

Dates

  • 1983 - 1989

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The material is open for research. Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Dan & Ellen Trachtenberg papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

Ellen Jane Fishman grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Tulane University. Daniel Stephen Trachtenberg was born and raised in Seminole, Oklahoma. The two married on March 6, 1971. They settled in Houston and began attending Congregation Beth Yeshurun over forty years ago. One of the couples many causes over the years was participating in the effort to improve the lives of jews in the Soviet Union during the 1980s.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The collection contains news clippings, newsletters, event programs, photographs, and slides that document a small part of Ellen and Dan Trachtenberg's activism to improve conditions for Soviet Jews.

Arrangement

The material in this collection has been arranged in six series as follows:

Series I: Realia; Series II: Correspondence; Series III: Event Materials; Series IV: News Clippings; Series V: Newsletters; Series VI: Photographic Material

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ellen and Dan Trachtenberg donated the material in May 2018.
Title
Guide to the Dan & Ellen Trachtenberg papers, 1983-1989
Status
Completed
Author
Traci Patterson
Date
2018-10-15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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

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