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Houston Jewish History Archive vertical files

 Collection
Identifier: MS 772
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center. Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes individual files from the Houston Jewish History Archive including: newsclippings, notes, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. The contents are donated by community members and/or gathered by the HJHA staff.

Dates

  • 1912 - 2021

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Houston Jewish History Archive vertical files 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

Founded in 2017 in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Jewish History Archive is dedicated to the study and preservation of Jewish life in South Texas. By collecting artifacts from all facets of Jewish life, the HJHA sheds light on how Jews in and around Houston have balanced maintaining their traditions and heritage with adapting to life in Texas and the United States.

For more information related to HJHA visit their website: https://jewishstudies.rice.edu/houston-jewish-history-archive

Extent

5 Linear Feet (1 file drawer, 1 box, 1 map-drawer)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The collection includes individual files within the Houston Jewish History Archive including materials including: newsclippings, notes, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. The contents are donated by community members and/or gathered by the HJHA staff.

Arrangement

The materials in this collection have been arranged alphabetically in one series as follows:

Series I: HJHA People, Places, and Events

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were acquired by a variety of individuals and organizations starting in 2018.
Title
Guide to the Houston Jewish History Archives vertical files, 1912-2021
Status
Completed
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