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Congregation K'nesseth Israel [Baytown] Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 924
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center and requires 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Content Description

Two boxes containing news clippings, newsletters, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, video tapes, and yearbooks document the history of Congregation K'nesseth Israel in Baytown, Texas, from 1931-2019.

Dates

  • 1931 - 2019

Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center and requires 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Congregation K'nesseth Israel 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

Chartered in 1928, Congregation K'nesseth Israel has served the Baytown Jewish community for over 90 years and enjoys a Texas Historical Marker. Although the building suffered damage following Hurricanes Ike and Harvey, the congregation and others in the Baytown community raised funds for its repair. K'nesseth Israel remains an important landmark in the South Texas Jewish community.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection consists of two boxes containing news clippings, newsletters, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, video tapes, and yearbooks documenting the history of Congregation K'nesseth Israel in Baytown, Texas, from 1931-2019.

Arrangement

The materials in this collection have been arranged in six series as follows: Series I: General; Series II: Hadassah; Series III: Articles and News Clippings; Series IV: Events; and Series V: Photographs / Scrapbooks; Series VI: Media

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joan Linares, 2020.

Separated Materials

An unpublished copy of "Oil Gevalt: The History of the Baytown, Texas, Jewish Community, 1928-2008 was cataloged separately and is available at the Woodson Research Center. Call Number: F395.J5 T46 2008
Title
Guide to Congregation K'nesseth Israel [Baytown] Collection, 1931-2019
Status
Completed
Author
Grace Stewart
Date
2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA