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Dattle Family Papers

Identifier: MS 0835
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

The Dattle Family papers contain a marriage certificate for Phillip and Bertha Dattle, a photograph of their wedding party, and military records for Phillip’s honorable discharge from the United States army. The materials are in good condition, and range in date from 1939 to 1946. Researchers interested in Jewish wedding ceremonies or military records may find this small collection useful.


  • 1939 - 1946

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 Dattle Family 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

Though he was born in Vancouver, Canada, Phillip Dattle was raised in Houston. He attended Sam Houston High School, where he met his wife-to-be, Bertha. After serving in the Army until his honorable discharge in 1946, Phillip went on to own the Texas Star Scrap Metal company for nearly 50 years. Phillip and Bertha were married for 66 years, and had two daughters: Phyllis and Laura, the latter of whom donated the materials. Phillip passed away on February 4, 2011 at 91 years of age.


0.50 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Language of Materials



The Dattle Family papers are made up of certificates, records, and a photo recording the marriage and military service of Phillip Dattle.


The materials are arranged in two series, as follows:

Series I: Wedding Documents

Series II: Military Records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Laura Dattle Lempert donated the materials in January of 2019.
Guide to the Dattle Family Papers, 1939-1946
Unprocessed Addenda
Gabby Parker
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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