Libby Marvins oral history and transcript
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Libby Marvins was born and raised in the small town of Wharton, Texas, located about sixty miles southwest of Houston. Wharton was home to a large Jewish population and to Congregation Shearith Israel, which was founded in 1899 and closed in 2002. Libby attended the University of Texas at Austin, married Edward “Buz” Zelman Marvins, and the two settled in Houston where she has been very active in Congregation Emanu El.
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