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Jewish Family Service records [Houston]

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0785
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 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

This collection contains programs, pamphlets, photographs, speeches, correspondence, compact discs, administrative records, and newsletters that document some of the activities and events undertaken by Jewish Family Service, as well as the history of the organization from 1947 to 2015. Of particular interest is a collection of oral history interviews recorded in the late 1970s with former staff and board members of Jewish Family Service, including former presidents. This collection is ideal for researchers interested in the Houston Jewish community, Social Service programs offered to the same, and prominent philanthropists connected to the Jewish Family Service.

Dates

  • Creation: 2008-2015

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 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 Jewish Family Service records 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

Founded in 1913, the Jewish Family Service is a non-profit human service agency which provides assistance and professional resources to members of Houston's Jewish community. In addition to mental health and support counseling for individuals and families, the Jewish Family Service offers disability services, senior adult services and case management, employment services, Jewish chaplaincy services at area hospitals, community outreach, financial assistance programs and volunteer opportunities. The JFS a member of both the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies and Network of Behavioral Healthcare Providers, and a beneficiary of the United Way of Greater Houston and the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains programs, pamphlets, photographs, speeches, correspondence, compact discs, administrative records, and newsletters that document part of the history of Jewish Family Service - Houston from 1947 to 2015, including oral history interviews conducted with former staff and board members.

Arrangement

The materials in this collection have been arranged in three sereies as follows:

Series I: Books Series II: Graphic Materials Series III: Addenda

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Vicki Samuels Levy donated the materials in May of 2018.

Title
Guide to the Jewish Family Service records, 1947-2015
Status
Completed
Author
Gabby Parker
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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
713-348-2586