A Guide to the Jewish Galveston Immigration Collection, 1908–1914, 1992
Between 1907 and 1914, Galveston, Texas, became the designated port of entry for Jewish immigration in the United States. This program, directed by the Jewish Immigrants’ Information Bureau, was aimed to prevent an anticipated wave of anti-Semitism on the Eastern seaboard, which might lead to immigration restrictions. Several Jewish organizations in America and Europe collaborated during this period of eight years in which a number of 10,000 immigrants were received in Galveston.
Jane Manaster, "GALVESTON MOVEMENT," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Photocopies of correspondence, clippings, statistics and an essay concerning Galveston, Texas; Jewish immigration; "Galveston Immigration Plan"; Rabbis Faber, Cohen, and Bressler; and other related topics.
This collection is open for research use.
Jewish Galveston Immigration Collection, 1908–1914, 1992, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Paloma Graciani, January 2015.
Detailed Description of the Papers