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B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) Institutional Materials

Identifier: MS 0749
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center

Scope and Contents

Awards, books, event materials, memorabilia, and organization documents demonstrate the role of the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) in the Houston Jewish community from 1956-2011. Of particular interest are the proclamations regarding BBYO from Houston mayors from 1988 and 1999.


  • 1956 - 2011

Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for research without restriction. Stored on-site at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) Institutional Materials 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

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:


1.50 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



This collection is made up of one box containing awards, books, event materials, memorabilia, and organization documents from the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, spanning from 1956-2011.


The materials in this collection have been arranged in five series as follows: Series I: Awards; Series II: Books; Series III: Event Materials; Series IV: Memorabilia; Series V: Organization Documents

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gillian Lindenberg donated the papers in June of 2019.

Related Materials

Alan Lipman (BBYO) Programs; Carolyn Litowich (BBG) Papers, MS 836; HJHA vertical file, MS 772; David Bell Collection, MS 868
Guide to B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) Institutional Materials, 1956-2011
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