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Jules H. Borger collection

Identifier: MS 0810
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

The Jules H. Borger collection contains materials from 1910 to 2015 including bulletins, correspondence, postcards, photographs, programs, magazines, and news-clippings. Many papers are related to different aspects of the Houston Jewish Community, such as schools (Johnston Jr. High, San Jacinto High School, and Bellaire High School), Synagogues (United Orthodox Synagogues, Congregation Beth Yeshurun, and Congregation Emanu El), and events (piano recitals, weddings, graduations, and confirmations). The collection also has several oversize photographs of graduation classes stored in map drawers. The materials are in good condition, and would be ideal for researchers interested in the Houston Jewish community, particularly institutions such as schools, the United Orthodox Synagogues, and Congregation Beth Yeshurun.


  • Creation: 1910 - 2015

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Jules H. Borger collection 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

Dr. Jules Hirsch Borger was a native of Houston, and an active member of his Jewish community. A member of both Phi Delta Epsilon (a men’s medical fraternity) and Alpha Omega Alpha (an honorary medical society), Borger attended Rice University before graduating from Baylor University College of Medicine in 1956 and serving his internship at Brooke General Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Married for 65 years to his wife Roselyn (“Rozie”), Borger served in the United States Air Force before pursuing a career in medicine as an opthamologist. Well loved by his extensive family, Borger passed peacefully away on September 19, 2018.


1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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The Jules H. Borger collection offers a glimpse into the Houston Jewish community from the 1910 to 2015. Containing a number of materials such as bulletins, postcards, photographs, programs, magazines, and news clippings, the collection illuminates the day-to-day existence of some of Houston’s more prominent Jewish points of interest.


The materials are arranged in three series, as follows:

Series I: Documents

Series II: Oversize Photos

Series III: Addendum

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Jules H. Borger donated the papers in July of 2018.

Guide to the Jules H. Borger collection, 1910s-2015
Gabby Parker, Rebecca Topper
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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