A Guide to the Beth-El Congregation Records, 1913-1980
In 1900, the Jewish community in Corsicana, Texas, built the Temple Beth-El, a Moorish Revival synagogue. The Beth-El congregation was disbanded in 1981, the same year the Temple Beth-El became a Texas Historical Landmark. The synagogue was restored in the early 1980s and designated a historic site in National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
Source: “Temple Beth-El.” City of Corsicana, Texas. Accessed on March 18, 2011.http://www.ci.corsicana.tx.us/departments/parks/templebethel.php
Comprising meeting minutes, general ledgers, and newspaper clippings, the Beth-El Congregation Records, 1913-1980, document the history of the congregation. The collection also includes documents concerning the restoration of the Temple Beth-El synagogue in the early 1980s.
This collection is open for research use.
Beth-El Congregation Records, 1913-1980, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers