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Kaufman/Eskowitz Family Papers

Identifier: MS 788
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains black-and-white photographs of Inez’s confirmation and her chapter of B’nai B’rith youth, certificates of acceptance into B’nai B’rith girls and B’nai B’rith young women, a pamphlet from the 17th Annual Young Judea convention autographed by people Inez met there, a program from her Beth El Confirmation Service, and correspondence identifying members of the Houston Jewish community and their contributions. The materials are in good condition and range in date from 1945 to 1950. Though small and focused, this collection would be ideal for researchers interested in the experiences of Jewish youth from these years.


  • 1945 - 1950

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 Inez Kaufman Eskowitz Papers, 1945-1950 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

A resident of Houston, Inez Kaufman Eskowitz was born October 15, 1929. Growing up, she attended Beth El Religious School, participating in the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, and getting involved in her community. In 1945, she attended the Young Judea 17th Annual Convention, meeting other young leaders from the Texas/Oklahoma Region. In 1952, Inez married her husband of 61 years, Maurice Eskowitz. Together they had three children—Sheryl, Bruce, and Barbara, who gave them two grandsons, Marshall and Kevin Eskowitz.


.10 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Focused in the years 1945-1950, the Inez Kaufman Eskowitz Papers provide a snapshot from the life of a teenage Jewish girl involved in the issues of her time. An attendee at Beth El religious school and a member of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Inez attended the Young Judea Annual Convention in 1945. This collection includes school reports, certificates, pamphlets, photographs, and a school assignment from these instances.


The materials are arranged chronologically, in a single series as follows:

Series I: General

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sheryl Eskowitz donated the materials in August of 2018.
Guide to the Inez Kaufman Eskowitz Papers, 1945-1950
Unprocessed Addenda
Gabby Parker
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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