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Abraham L. Freedman Papers: Series 3 and 4

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SCRC 49

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Series 3: Correspondence and personal papers, 1918-2007, bulk 1918-1971
Series 4: Accession 2016-51, 1918-1997, 2011
 
 
Series 3: Correspondence and personal papers, 1918-2007, bulk 1918-1971
Series 3 which dates from 1918 to 2007, with the bulk of materials dating from 1918 to 1971, is arranged alphabetically, with larger categories arranged chronologically within that system. The larger categories are “correspondence” and “letters”. Due to previous processing, some context has been lost with materials in these categories, especially the letters, as they do not include both sides of the conversation. Smaller categories include correspondence and financial documents relating to the Freedman residence at 1014 West Hortter Street in Philadelphia, and posthumous records such as eulogies and remembrances of Abraham Freedman. Other materials included in this series are announcements, catalog cards, interview transcripts, a case study by his son Robert L. Freedman, undergraduate education materials, and some photographs and digital reprints.
 
Box          Folder          Description

99          12          1014 West Hortter Street: Correspondence, bills, and blueprints for alterations to house          1948-1952, 1970

99          13          1014 West Hortter Street: Installation of gas heating unit          1959

99          14          1014 West Hortter Street: Correspondence and legal agreements for purchase of "Back Lot," 1013-1015 West Upsal Street          1961-1962

99          15          Announcement and letter regarding return to Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen          1956-1957

100          1          Catalog cards          1969-1971

100          3          Correspondence: Various personal and professional contacts including Fred Wolf, Jr          1930, 1939-1945

100          4          Correspondence: Various personal and professional contacts including Bernard Segel          1934-1938

100          5          Correspondence: Bernard Freedman          1934-1940, 1950-1959

100          6          Correspondence: Congratulations and responses regarding partnership at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen          1939

100          7          Correspondence: Congratulations on engagement, receipt for ring and cruise          1939

100          8          Correspondence: Benjamin Bellet          1940-1945, 1957-1969

100          9          Correspondence: Paul Sloane          1943, 1951-1971

100          10          Correspondence: Samuel Bellet          1943-1944, 1952-1971

101          1          Correspondence: Reverend D. Daniels regarding Commissioner of Streets          November 1951

101          2          Correspondence: Congratulatory letters and responses          1951-1955

101          3          Correspondence: Various personal and professional contacts, including Albert Lieberman          1952

101          4          Correspondence: Richardson Dilworth          1952, 1959

101          5          Correspondence: Myer Feldman, including dictation record and letters regarding "Marriage and Divorce"          1952-1957

101          6          Correspondence: Leon Sunstein          July 14, 1953

101          7          Correspondence: Invitations and responses          1953

101          8          Correspondence: Albert M. Greenfield          1954-1959

101          9          Correspondence: Arthur W. Leibold          September 1955

101          10          Correspondence: Paul Ylvisaker, The Ford Foundation          1955, 1959-1960

101          11          Correspondence: Congratulations and responses regarding return to private practice          1956

101          12          Correspondence: Regarding resignation as City Solicitor          1956

101          13          Correspondence: Matthew W. Block, Jr regarding work in Law Department          1956

101          14          Correspondence: Joseph Floch          1956

102          1          Correspondence: Personal contacts and matters          1956-1957

102          2          Correspondence: Jerome J. Shestack          1956-1958

102          3          Correspondence: Various personal and professional contacts          1957

102          4          Correspondence: Lewis M. Stevens          1957

102          5          Correspondence: Political fundraising          1957-1958

102          6          Correspondence: Letters of recommendation and support for District Judge nomination, personal notes          1957-1961

102          7          Correspondence: Richardson Dilworth          1958

102          8          Correspondence: "Law and Public Administration: Elements of a Philosophy" seminar and extract from address          1958-1960

102          9          Correspondence: Bulletin Civil Service Committee, program, minutes          1959

102          10          Correspondence: William C. Bullitt          1959

102          11          Correspondence: Various personal and professional contacts          1959

102          12          Correspondence: Various personal and professional contacts          1959

102          13          Correspondence: James L Stern          1959

102          14          Correspondence: Myer Feldman, including photocopy of obituary          1959, 2007

102          15          Correspondence: Richardson Dilworth          1959-1961

102          16          Correspondence: Richardson Dilworth          1959-1961

102          17          Correspondence: Murray L. Schwartz          1960

102          18          Correspondence: David A. Wallace, including article          1960

102          19          Correspondence: Various personal and professional contacts          1960

102          20          Correspondence: Bernard and Sadye Freedman          1960-1964

102          21          Correspondence: Julius C. C. Edelstein          1961

102          22          Correspondence: Myer Feldman          1961, 1964-1965

102          23          Correspondence: William T. Coleman, Jr, regarding Court of Appeals appointment and Mrs. Ida Bennet          1961, 1966-1967

102          24          Correspondence: Robert and Ethel Arronson, 1961          circa 1966

102          25          Correspondence: David L. Samuels          1961-1965

102          26          Correspondence: Sympathy on the death of Bernard Freedman          1962

103          1          Correspondence: Murray L. Schwartz          1962-1965

103          2          Correspondence: Robert M. Landis, regarding Tax Review Board          February 1963

103          3          Correspondence: Bernard Wolfman          1963-1968, 1970-1971

103          4          Correspondence: Lawrence M. C. Smith          1964 July

103          5          Correspondence: Judge James L. Stern          1964

103          6          Correspondence: Harry D. Gottlieb, regarding congratulations          1964

103          7          Correspondence: John Biggs, regarding "On Advocacy"          1967

103          8          Correspondence: George P. Scurria          1967-1968

103          9          Correspondence: Renee di Leonardo          1967-1971, 1976-1977

103          10          Correspondence: Regarding Freedman article and Latin          1969

103          11          "The Housing Act of 1949: A Case Study of the Policy Making Process" by Robert L Freedman          1961

103          12          Interview with Harry Klein          December 1963

103          13          Interview with Harry Klein regarding study of community organization leadership          December 1963

100          2          Clark, Joseph S.: Copies of clippings, correspondence, and report          1956-1957, 1963, 1967, 1969

103          14          Lease between Annie Freedman and Morris and Lillian Nabutovsky          August 15, 1930

103          15          Letter: From William C. Bullitt to Alex Aronsohn          April 9, 1920

103          16          Letter: To Frank Short from George Welsh regarding Abraham Freedman Temple School of Law admission          September 14, 1925

103          17          Letter: From Judge Marshall Gest regarding essay on "Right of Withdrawal from Building and Loan Associations"          January 15, 1931

103          18          Letter: To Maurice and Sally Freedman          1939

103          19          Letter: To Paul Sloane          April 4, 1949

103          20          Letter: From Joseph S. Clark          July 1, 1953

103          21          Letter: From Myer Feldman regarding marriage law book          April 23, 1954

103          22          Letter: From Leon Sunstein          circa 1957

103          23          Letter: To Joseph S. Clark          circa 1960

103          24          Letter: From Albert H. Lieberman to Julius P. Leof regarding presidential nomination of the Pennsylvania Company          June 8, 1961

103          25          Letter: To Charles E. Clark          December 28, 1961

103          26          Letter: From Joseph L. Pollack regarding letter of commendation          1963

103          27          Letter: From Joseph S. Clark          July 30, 1964

103          28          Letter: From Selma Sunstein          undated

103          29          Log of subscriptions, memberships, and supply costs, correspondence          1959-1970

103          30          Logs, clippings, memoranda regarding Philadelphia Corporation for Community Action          1960-1969

104          1          Memorial to Leon C. Sunstein, program, photographs, negative          1958

104          2          Personal records, report cards, notes, exams, and correspondence          1918-1926, 1928, 1935, 1943, 1967

104          3          Posthumous: Eulogy for Abraham Freedman by Mrs. Leon C. Sunstein          March 16, 1971

104          4          Posthumous: "Meditation on the Life of Abraham L Freedman"          March 16, 1971

104          5          Posthumous: Eulogy by Jerome J. Shestack with letter, April 17, 1997          November 7, 2006

104          6          Photographs and reprints          1956, 1961, circa 2007

104          7          Policy of Title Insurance mortgage of Annie and Lewis Freedman          July 25, 1921

104          10          Waelder, Robert: Correspondence with and regarding writings by, eulogy for          1957, 1961, 1963-1968

104          8          Sperling, Samuel L: Obituary, correspondence with wife Charlotte          1968

104          9          Transcript of conversation on religion with Paul Sloane          1958, 1960

 

 

Series 4: Accession 2016-51, 1918-1997, 2011
Series 4 is an accrual donated in 2016 after the bulk of Freedman’s personal papers were arranged and described. This series contains records similar in scope and content to the existing collection including materials related to his work on the Philadelphia Charter Commission and as Special Counsel for Housing on the Pennsylvania Post-War Planning Commission, as well as documentation from posthumous memorial services and dedications collected by Freedman’s son, Robert. Also in the series are photographs including portraits of Freedman as well as images of Raymond Pace Alexander, Joseph S. Clark taken at campaign events during his run for U.S. Senate, and Chief Justice Earl Warren, among others. This series is organized to reflect the arrangement of the previously processed collection.
 
 
Subseries 4a: Private legal practice, 1918-1965
105          1          Law Academy of Philadelphia: addresses, yearbook, and newspaper clipping          1918-1936
105          2          Legal briefs authored or co-authored by Abraham L. Freedman (bound volume)          1926-1931
105          3          Pamphlets on housing          1937-1950
105          4          Pennsylvania Post-War Planning Commission, Special Counsel for Housing reports, memoranda, and materials on housing regulation          1945
105          5          Resignation from Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen          1953
105          6          "Comments on Cases, Freedman, J."          1961-1963
105          7          Supplemental log          1964, 1966
105          8          Law Day U.S.A. seminar minutes          May 1, 1965
105          9          Copy of 1949 state housing and urban redevelopment assistance program agreement          undated
 
 
Subseries 4b: Political campaigns, circa 1951, 1967
105          10          Dilworth campaign: correspondence          circa 1951
105          11          William C. Bullitt: newspaper clippings          1967
 
 
Subseries 4c: City solicitor, 1949-1965
105          12          City Charter: Philadelphia Charter Commission meeting minutes and index to minutes          July 26, 1949 - April 27, 1951
105          13          City Charter: statement to the members of the Philadelphia Charter Commission by the Philadelphia Fellowship Commission          January 30, 1950
105          14          City Charter: Charter Commission memorandum regarding major policy decisions in the current draft          June 29, 1950
105          15          City Charter: proposed Home Rule Charter and comments by drafting committee          September 6, 1950 - February 25, 1951
106          1          City Charter: Philadelphia Home Rule Charter drafts, reports, and comments          1950-1951
106          2          City Charter: proposed supplement to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter          April 2, 1965
106          3          City Charter: "Charter Diary" events preceding first meeting of the Charter Commission on July 26, 1949          undated
 
 
Subseries 4d: Judicial career, 1961-1970
 
106          4          Third Judicial Circuit of the United States annual judicial conference proceedings           1965-1970
106          5          List of law clerks 1961-1969
 
 
Subseries 4e: Civic associations, 1956-1959
 
107          1          Federation of Jewish Agencies [FJA]: Scrapbook compiled by Federation staff and presented to Freedman as record of his service as first president          1956-1959
 
 
Suberies 4f: Writings, speeches, and teaching files, 1941-1968
 
106          6          Girard College Manuscript: legal briefs          1941-1968
106          7          Girard College Manuscript: Milton M. Gordon writings and "log" entry          1959, 1961
106          8          Girard College Manuscript: Commonwealth vs. Brown appendix of appellees selected exhibits          April 1963
106          9          Girard College Manuscript: argument to Orphan's Court on Girard College          undated
 
 
Subseries 4g: Correspondence and personal papers, 1926-1997, 2011
 
106          10          Correspondence: miscellaneous          1940-1964
106          11          Correspondence: Robert L. Freedman          1958-1964
106          12          State Board of Law Examiners preliminary examination on English history          June 29, 1922
106          13          Temple University commencement program and copy of diploma          1926, 1966
106          14          Miscellaneous invitations, announcements, programs, and business cards          1937-1960, undated
106          15          Newspapers clippings          1954-1971 
107          2          Photographs (1 of 3)          1935-1960s
106          16          Photographs (2 of 3)          circa 1950s-1960s
107          17          Photographs (3 of 3)          circa 1950s-1960s
106          18          Biographical sketch and resume          circa 1956
106          19          Posthumous: Court of Common Please memorial service          March 1971
106          20          Posthumous: Court of Appeals memorial session          June 3, 1971
106          21          Posthumous: obituary in Federal Bar News 18, no. 6          June 1971
106          22          Posthumous: dedication of Federation of Jewish Agencies endowment office by Sylvan M. Cohen          September 14, 1971
106          23          Posthumous: Federation of Jewish Agencies salute to past presidents audiocassette          April 12, 1981
106          24          Posthumous: "Dad's memorial service" audiocassette          February 13, 1988
106          25          Posthumous: Court of Appeals portrait presentation          April 1997
106          26          Posthumous: ‘The Legacy of Judge Abraham L. Freedman” panel presentation at Temple University Libraries          April 2011