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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Accession Numbers

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rosella Horowitz Werlin Papers, 1920-1996



Creator Werlin, Rosella Horowitz
Title: Rosella Horowitz Werlin Papers
Dates: 1920-1996
Abstract: Collection concerning the career of Houston writer Rosella Werlin (1904-1985) and her activities in the Houston and Galveston Jewish communities.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.04119
Extent: 3 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Rosella Horowitz Werlin was born on September 17, 1904, in New York City. In 1919, her father, Rabbi Henry Horowitz moved the family to Texas. She began working for the San Antonio Light in 1924, becoming one of the first women reporters to write for a large Texas newspaper. She married Joseph S. Werlin of Houston in 1928, and the couple had three children. Werlin continued reporting in Houston and Galveston, writing for a variety of newspapers and interviewing individuals such as Golda Meir, Al Capone, and Pierre Trudeau during her career. In 1979, Werlin was awarded the Woman of Achievement Award by the National Federation of Press Women. Werlin was the center of a landmark decision in copyright law when she won a suit against Readers' Digest in 1981 for publishing an article without her permission that was based on an article she had written. Werlin died in Houston on April 1, 1985.

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Scope and Contents

Collection concerning the career of Houston writer Rosella Werlin (1904-1985) and her activities in the Houston and Galveston Jewish communities includes correspondence with Henry Cohen and other rabbis, photocopies of Werlin's writings and features about her, family biographical information, and photographs.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law. 

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952
Werlin, Joella
Werlin, Joseph Sidney, 1900-1964
Werlin, Rosella Horowitz
Subjects
Contests
Jews--Social life and customs
Jews--Societies, etc.
Women in journalism
Places
Galveston
Houston
Tyler

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Related Materials

See also the Henry Cohen Papers; the Jacob B. Werlin Papers; and the Joella Werlin Papers at the Briscoe Center for American History.

See also the Werlin papers at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston, Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rosella Horowitz Werlin Papers, 1920-1996, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was revised by Elizabeth Seeley, January 2020.

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Accession Numbers

84-041; 97-108; 2005-069

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2.325/B133b [SRH1230000439] Articles about Readers' Digest suit, undated

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3N91 [SRH1230018801] Correspondence and writings, 1925-1985

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3N91 [SRH1230018801] Correspondence, newspaper clippings, ephemera, undated

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3N91 [SRH1230018801] El Alcalde high school yearbook, Tyler, Texas, 1920

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3N91 [SRH1230018801] Genealogy, undated

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3So14a [SRH1230022222] Newspaper clippings, undated

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3S32 [SRH1230027713] Photographs, undated

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3N91 [SRH1230018801] Rosella Horowitz Werlin obituary, 1985

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2.325/B133b [SRH1230000439] Werlin Family Reunion, 1996

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