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Freed/Fisherman Family Papers

Identifier: MS 0974
Finding aid note: Forms part of the South Texas Jewish Archives. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center and requires 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or for more information.

Content Description

Three boxes and one map-drawer containing certificates, correspondence, newsclippings/newsletters, photographs, posters, and publications document the lives of members of the Freed/Fisherman family from 1915 to 2011.

This collection forms part of the South Texas Jewish Archives.


  • Creation: 1915 - 2011

Conditions Governing Access

This material is be open for research.

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center and requires 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Freed/Fisherman Family Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

Isadore David Freed was born in Galveston, Texas, in 1955 to Bernie and Shirley Freed. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1976 where he was a member of the Longhorn Band. He lived most of his adult life in Dallas as a professional pharmacist and was one of the founders of Congregation Ner Tamid in Carrollton, Texas. He served on the board of directors, led services, read Torah, taught in the religious school and led congregational Seders. Isadore was very active in the Multiple Sclerosis Society and held local and state offices in the organization. He also wrote a monthly column for their newsletter “Ask the Pharmacist,” which provided information for MS patients on the myriad of medications they might be taking for their condition. Isadore Freed died at the age of 56 due to complications from multiple sclerosis on Friday, June 10, 2011. Isadore’s wife was Marilyn Shosid Freed and his three siblings were Sheryl Lane, Iris Fisherman, and Gary Freed. He had eight nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and nephews.

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3 Linear Feet (3 boxes; 1 map-drawer)

Language of Materials



The collection is made up of three boxes and one map-drawer containing awards and certificates, correspondence, event materials, photographs, posters, and publications from the Freed/Fisherman family, spanning 1915 to 2011.


The materials in this collection have been arranged in seven series as follows: Series I: Awards and Certificates; Series II: Correspondence; Series III: Event Materials; Series IV: General; Series V: Photographs; Series VI: Publications; Series VII: Oversize

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were donated by Iris and Alan Fisherman, May 2021

Guide to the Freed/Fisherman Family Papers, 1915-2011
Ellie Mandelker
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA