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Leon Nad Family archive

Identifier: MS 0798
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center in small manuscrips.

Scope and Contents

The Leon Nad Family Archive contains one program from San Jacinto High School’s Night Class exercises, and photographs of Nad family members, including Leon and his father Irving. The materials are in good condition and range in date from the early 1900s to 1964. Researchers interested in the Nad family’s contributions to the Houston Jewish community or the impact Leon had on national tax policy would find the collection interesting, though small and formed mainly of photographs.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1964


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 Leon Nad Family Archive 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

According to his obituary, Leon Marion Nad was born in Houston, and graduated from Rice University. “He received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania and taught there for three years. In 1951, he joined the accounting firm of Ernst and Whinney.”

In 1956, he moved to Price Waterhouse, where he quickly climbed the corporate ladder, becoming a partner in 1964, and later the national director of technical tax services, and associate vice chairman for tax consulting.Through his work, Leon became a national expert on taxes, and “often testified before Congress on tax policy issues.” He remained with the firm until his retirement in 1988.

Another family member featured in the collection, Leon’s father Irving was a Legacy Society Member at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, creating the Irving Nad Memorial Bible Program Fund, which sponsors the annual program of Bible study for seniors.


0.10 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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The Leon Nad Family Archive contains photographs and a single program reflecting the experiences of family members, including the titular Leon and his father Irving. Both vibrant members of the community, Leon made his mark with his work in tax policy, and Irving through philanthropy.


The materials are arranged in two series as follows and then further by date

Series I: Documents

Series II: Photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Davie Lou Solka donated the papers in June of 2018.

Guide to the Leon Nad Family archive, 1900-1963
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