The collection includes individual files from the South Texas Jewish Archives including: newsclippings, notes, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. The contents are donated by community members and/or gathered by the HJHA staff.
1912 - 2023
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 South Texas Jewish Archives 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, as the Houston Jewish History Archive, the name was changed in January 2023 to the Joan and Standford Alexander South Texas Jewish Archives (STJA). STJA is dedicated to the study and preservation of Jewish life in South Texas. By collecting artifacts from all facets of Jewish life, the STJA 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
6 Linear Feet (1 file drawer, 2 boxes, 1 map-drawer)
The collection includes individual files within the South Texas Jewish Archives including materials including: newsclippings, notes, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. The contents are donated by community members and/or gathered by the HJHA staff.
The materials in this collection have been arranged alphabetically in one series as follows:
Series I: STJA People, Places, and Events
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials were acquired by a variety of individuals and organizations starting in 2018.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
South Texas Jewish Archives vertical files, 1912-2022, MS 772, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University https://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/1219 Accessed December 07, 2023.