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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 107, July 2003 - April, 2004

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 643.
Date: 2004
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

[Clergymen prepare for the mass burial services for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Clergymen from several faiths and acolytes stand near a platform and microphone waiting for the mass burial services to start on June 22, 1947. To the left stand funeral wreaths. Behind the clergymen can be seen a tall cross on a staff held by an acolyte. A large crowd stands behind the roped-off burial area.
Date: June 22, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Letter from Chauncey D. Leake to Norman Isenberg - June 16, 1949]

Description: Letter from the vice president of The University of Texas Medical Branch, Chauncey D. Leake, to member of the Jewish Men's Club of Galveston, Norman Isenberg. The letter thanks Mr. Isenberg and the organization for their donation made to benefit the annual medical lectureship in honor of the late Meyer Brodansky.
Date: June 16, 1949
Creator: Leake, Chauncey D.
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

[Historic Marker Application: Congregation B'nai Israel]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Congregation B'nai Israel, in Galveston, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, original application, narrative, and photographs.
Date: April 19, 1967
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
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Partner: Texas Historical Commission

Historic Plaque, Rabbi Henry Cohen (1863-1952)

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Galveston, Texas. It reads: "Rabbi Henry Cohen (1863-1952). Called the "First Citizen of Texas" by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, Rabbi Henry Cohen, an internationally known humanitarian, was born in London, England. He came to Galveston in 1888 as spiritual leader of Congregation B'Nai Israel and served for 64 years until his death. In 1889 he married Mollie Levy (1862-1951) and they had two children. After the disastrous storm of 1900, Texas Governor Joseph D. Sayers appointed Rabbi Cohen to head the Central Relief Committee. From 1907 until World War I he helped shiploads of immigrants become settled in cities around the country. During World War I he was instrumental in influencing congress to provide Jewish Naval Chaplains. Appointed to the Texas Prison Board by Governor Dan Moody, Rabbi Cohen introduced measures for more humane treatment of prisoners. He assisted New York slum residents in Galveston today. When Rabbi Cohen died, the Commissioners Court of Galveston County called him one of the country's greatest humanitarians and spiritual leaders. (1980)"
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries