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Alan Lipman (BBYO) Programs

Identifier: MS 864
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored off-site at Iron Mountain.

Scope and Contents

B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) programs document BBYO activities in which Alan Lipman was involved, with Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG), in Houston from 1970-1984. Of particular interest is the 1970 program for the BBG #643 "13th Annual Beau Dance," which features Alan Lipman as "beau" and handwritten notes from BBG members to Lipman.


  • 1970 - 1982


Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for research without restriction. Stored off-site at Iron Mountain and requires 48-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Alan Lipman (BBYO) Programs 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

Alan Lipman is the Associate Executive Director at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston.

The B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) was founded in 1923. BBYO is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For over 90 years, BBYO has provided exceptional identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens. Excerpted from:


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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This collection is made up of one box containing B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) event programs from Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG), as well as event programs from Sigma Alpha Rho. The programs were donated by Alan Lipman and span from 1970-1982.


The materials in this collection have been arranged in four series as follows: Series I: Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) Event Programs; Series II: AZA/BBG Event Programs; Series III: B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG) Event Programs; Series IV: Sigma Alpha Rho Event Programs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Alan Lipman donated the programs in May of 2019.

Related Materials

Carolyn Litowich (BBG) Papers, MS 836;

B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) Institutional Materials, MS 749 David Bell Collection, MS 868


Guide to the Alan Lipman (BBYO) Programs, 1970-1982
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