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Houston Hadassah collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0775
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Joan and Stanford Alexander South Texas Jewish Archives. 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.

Scope and Contents

The Houston Hadassah collection contains materials from 1934-2022, including administrative materials, awards and certificates, bulletins, correspondence, directories, event materials, news clippings, photographs, radio and television materials, scrapbooks, and yearbooks.

Of particular interest are the contents of the membership directories which inlcude, not only membership information but the history of Hadassah, current projects undertaken in Israel, board members information, a message from the president of Hadassah, and a number of advertisements.

Most of the scrapbooks have been scanned and disassembled. The scrapbooks' original order was maintained. The scrapbooks that have been digitized can be accessed in the Woodson Research Center's digital repository: https://digitalcollections.rice.edu/special-collections/south-texas-jewish-archives/houston-hadassah-collection

Forms part of the Joan and Stanford Alexander South Texas Jewish Archives.

Dates

  • 1934 - 2022

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This material is 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 Houston Hadassah 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

Hadassah was founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold after returning from a trip to pre-state Israel where she was horrified by the impact starvation and disease had on her people. She motivated Jewish women to support a feet-on the-ground approach to end the deplorable conditions in pre-state Israel. Hadassah Medical Organization flourished over the next century into two world-class medical and research centers in Jerusalem.

The Houston Chapter is comprised of 15 groups that meet in various areas of the city, at varying times. It is the largest Jewish women's organization in Houston. Debbie Angel was president of the Houston Chapter of Hadassah at the time this collection was created.

Excerpts from: http://www.hadassah.org/about/history.html

Extent

28 Linear Feet (28 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection consists of twenty-seven boxes containing administrative materials, awards and certificates, bulletins, correspondence, directories, event materials, news clippings, photographs, radio and television materials, scrapbooks, and yearbooks from Houston Hadassah, spanning 1934-2022.

Arrangement

The materials in this collection have been arranged in eleven series as follows:

Series I: Administrative; Series II: Awards and Certificates; Series III: Bulletins; Series IV: Correspondence; Series V: Directories; Series VI: Event Materials; Series VII: Newsclippings; Series VIII: Photographs; Series IX: Radio and Television; Series X: Scrapbooks; Series XI: Yearbooks

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Vicki Samuels Levy donated materials in 2018. Debbie Angel donated materials 2018-2023. Linda Block donated materials in 2022.

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Houston Hadassah collection, 1934-2022
Status
Completed
Author
Ellie Mandelker
Date
2024
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