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Maryann S. Freedman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0105

Scope and Contents

The Mary S. Freedman Papers, 1974-1990, includes information from the local, state, and national Bars including newsletters, correspondence, brochures, committee meeting minutes and agendas, directories, retreat meeting agendas, policy memos on cases and laws that were current events, professional and trade panels and discussions, itineraries, and committee assignments.


  • 1974-1990



The bulk of the Maryann S. Freedman papers are open for research. However, pursuant to University Archives Restricted Records Policy, access to portions of this collection (in particular Series IV) is RESTRICTED until December 31, 2065.

Additionally, this collection has been minimally processed. Privacy protected information (including but not limited to certain educational, medical, financial, criminal, attorney-client, and/or personnel records) may be revealed during use of archival collections, particularly in collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections.

Please note: This collection is stored off-site. Access to collection requires 3 business days’ notice. Contact University Archives to schedule an appointment.


Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and University Archives before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Biographical Note

The Maryann S. Freedman Papers, 1974-1990 focus on the tenure of Maryann S. Freedman as the president of the Erie County Bar Association and as president of the New York State Bar Association in the 1980's.

Maryann S. Freedman is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1959. She was the first woman president of both the Erie County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association as well as the New York Bar Foundation, and she was a delegate to the American Bar Association.


16 Linear Feet (16 record cartons )

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Materials related to the tenure of Maryann S. Freedman as president of the Erie County Bar Association and as president of the New York State Bar Association. The collection includes correspondence, memos, policy notes, promotional materials, meeting minutes, financial records, committee notes and agendas, and other related materials.


The Maryann S. Freedman papers, 1974-1990, are organized into six series: 1. Committees and Subject Files, 1977-1989; 2. Courts and Judges, 1979-1989; 3. Membership, 1982-1989; 4. Erie County Bar Association and Local Activities, 1974-1988; 5. New York State Bar Association, 1974-1990; 6. New York State Bar Association Committee on Women in the Law, 1984-1990.

Acquisition Information

The Maryann S. Freedman papers were gifted to University Archives by Maryann S. Freedman, in May, 1990 and January, 1991 as accession 90-014.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Rebecca Cobb, August 2018; finding aid encoded by Rebecca Cobb, August 2018.


Finding Aid for the Maryann S. Freedman Papers
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Finding aid prepared by archives staff
27 August 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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