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Gus Buck BBG banners

Identifier: MS 0859
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

The Gus Buck BBG banner is 3’ by 4.5’ with a backdrop of cream-colored fabric, and a navy border and fringe along the bottom. The center of the banner exhibits a silhouette of a head under the embroidered letters “Gus Buck B.B.G.” The bottom is taken up by the slogan “Let Your Dreams be Tossed and Turned...Reality.” Dated in 1966, the banner is in good condition.


  • Creation: 1966

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 Gus Buck BBG Banner 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

Gus Buck is a chapter of the B’Nai B’rith Youth Organization, a pluralistic Jewish teen movement with hundreds of chapters across North America and in 50 countries around the world. BBYO reaches over 80,000 teens annually and serves as the Jewish community’s largest platform for connecting Jewish youth. The banner was presented by Rosanna Kudisch & Ira Richter in 1966, and is emblazoned with the words “Let Your Dreams be Tossed and Turned...Reality.”


1.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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A gift to the Gus Buck Chapter of the B’nai B’rith Girls, the Gus Buck BBG Banner serves as a lasting reminder of the organizations tying the Jewish community together around the world.


The banner is folded in a padded box. It is the only item in the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Esther Applebaum donated the materials in April of 2019.

Guide to the Gus Buck BBG banner, 1966
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