Photographs used in the Houston Chronicle and/or taken by Chronicle photographers document activities within the Houston Jewish community between the 1940s and 2000s.
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 Chronicle 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 Chronicle was founded in 1901 by a former reporter for the Houston Post, Marcellus Foster. The first edition of the paper was published October 14, 1901. New offices were constructed for the paper by, Houston businessman and builder, Jesse Jones in 1908 in exchage for half-interest in the newspaper as a down payment. The paper's circulation grew rapidly over the first 25 years in operation. Foster sold the rest of his interest in the paper to Jones in 1926.
Jones was the sole owner of the paper until 1937 when he transfered ownership to the newly established Houston Endowment Inc., but retained the title of publisher until his death in 1956. The Endowment sold the paper to the Hearst Corporation in 1987.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
Houston Chronicle Photo Collection, ca. 1940-2000, MS 0814, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University https://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/1269 Accessed February 23, 2024.