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A Finding Aid to the Hollace A. Weiner Research Materials for Jewish Stars in Texas. 1870s-1997. (bulk 1870s-1920s).
Manuscript Collection No. 863
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Hollace Ava Weiner, a journalist turned historian, is a native of Washington, D.C., and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Maryland. After college, she wrote for the Baltimore News American. She freelanced for the Washington Post until her family relocated to Texas. From 1986 to 1997, Weiner was a news and feature reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She left journalism in 1997 to complete her first book, Jewish Stars in Texas.
Jewish Stars in Texas covers a time span from the first large wave of Jewish immigrants in the 1870s, through those who came to Texas in the 1920s. The influence of these Texas rabbis—whether it involved fighting the Ku Klux Klan or founding a symphony—can be appreciated by everyone who benefited from the causes they championed, the works they commissioned, and the religious and social harmony for which they strived.
Consists of research materials for Weiner’s book Jewish Stars in Texas: Rabbis and Their Work. Includes research notes, correspondence, newspaper articles, and interviews on the rabbis featured in her book, along with 13 audiocassettes of interviews, sermons, or talks by the rabbis.
This collection is arranged in a single series.
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Hollace Ava Weiner, by the act of donating this collection to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Hollace Ava Weiner or her heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of some materials.
Weiner, Hollace Ava, 1946-. Jewish Stars in Texas : Rabbis and Their Works / Hollace Ava Weiner ; foreword by Jimmy Kessler. BM750 W33X 1999.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Hollace A. Weiner Research Materials for Jewish Stars in Texas and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-863. Hollace A. Weiner Research Materials for Jewish Stars in Texas. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Hollace Ava Weiner Research Materials were received from Hollace Ava Weiner, Fort Worth, Tex. in April, 2008.
Processed by Michelle Wirth Detroit, April, 2012.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.
Persons and Families
Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952
Frisch, Ephraim, 1880-1957
Frisch, Ruth Cohen
Olan, Levi Arthur, 1903-1984
Schachtel, Hyman Judah, 1907-
Wolf, Sidney Abraham, 1906-1983
Zielonka, Martin, 1877-1938
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Jewish stars in Texas : Rabbis and their works
Jews -- Texas -- Social life and customs
Reform Judaism -- Texas
Corpus Christi (Tex.)
El Paso (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Texas -- Biography
Texas -- Ethnic relations
Rabbis -- Texas-- Biography