Daum / Gersh Family papers (MS 850)
The Daum/Gersh Family papers contain meeting minutes from the Houston Hadassah chapter's Business and Professional committee meetings from 1937 to 1945, a summary of the B & P session at the 26th Annual Convention in 1940, and a newspaper article announcing a visit by Mrs. Alexander Dushkin from Hadassah's headquarters in 1952. To view the finding aid please visit: http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/1303 Permission to publish from the Daum/Gersh Family papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Rice University (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(1937-1945)Hadassah was founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold after returning from a trip to pre-state Israel where she was horrified by the impact starvation and disease had on her people. She motivated Jewish women to support a feet-on the-ground approach to end the deplorable conditions in pre-state Israel. Hadassah Medical Organization flourished over the next ...