One box of photographs used in the Houston Post and/or taken by Post photographers document activities within the Houston Jewish community between the 1950s and 1990s.
Conditions Governing Access
The material is open for research.
Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from the Houston Post Photograph 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
The Houston Post was founded in 1880 by Gail Borden Johnson. The paper began having financial difficulties and ceased operation in 1884. The Houston Post was re-established with a merger of the Houston Morning Chronicle and the Houston Evening Journal in April of the following year.
The Hobby family owned the paper from 1924 to 1983. Amid declining sales, the paper was sold to the Toronto Sun in 1983. Four years later MediaNews Group purchased the paper.
The Houston Post closed permanently on April 18, 1995. Its assets and liabilities, including the headquarters building, were acquired by Hearst Corporation, the publisher of the Houston Chronicle.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
Houston Post Photograph Collection, ca. 1950s-1990s, MS 0969, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University https://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/1467 Accessed February 28, 2024.