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Seven Acres/Jewish Home for the Aged records

Identifier: MS 0786
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center in small collection.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two newsletters, dated 1991 and 1995, highlighting programs and events put on by Seven Acres, as well as a Gala Program from 2015. The materials are in good condition, and would be useful to researchers interested in the Houston Jewish community, particularly how the aged are viewed and cared for. Though small in scale, and only containing materials from the later years of the facility, the materials contain photos and other details capable of painting a vibrant picture of the community over time.


  • Creation: 1991 - 2015

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center in small collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Seven Acres/Jewish Home for the Aged records, 1991-2015 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

Seven Acres is a not for profit, non-sectarian, certified and licensed Medicaid, Medicare accredited, and private pay facility that cares for the aged for the Houston Jewish community. In addition to being the only Jewish nursing facility serving the Texas Gulf Coast, Seven Acres is the largest long-term care facility in Houston and contains one of the most outstanding certified Alzheimer’s Units in the country. Founded in 1943, the Home began as a small house on Branard street with only 14 residents. Rampant support in the community led to growth, and the facility expanded four times over the next decade and a half, bringing the Seven Acre’s capacity to 98. The Home moved to its current location on the Pauline Sterne Wolff Campus adjacent to The Medallion Jewish Assisted Living Residence in 1977. Originally formed to fill a need that the leaders in the Houston Jewish community recognized, Seven Acres still provides a warm, caring and religious atmosphere for its aging residents today.


0.10 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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The Seven Acres Records contain newsletters and a gala program showcasing programs and events for the aged, offering a glimpse of elderly care in the Houston Jewish community.


The materials are arranged by date, in a two series as follows:

Series I: Newsletters

Series II: Programs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Vicki Samuels Levy donated the materials in May of 2018.

Related Materials

There is an oral history interview with Annette Betz and Jennifer Barnes available online in our institutional repository at: Annette Betz is the executive director at the assisted living facility, The Medallion, which is part of Seven Acres, and Jennifer Barnes is director of life enrichment at The Medallion.

Guide to the Seven Acres/Jewish Home for the Aged records, 1991-2015
Unprocessed Addenda
Gabby Parker
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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