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Irving A. Fradkin papers

Identifier: MC-130

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of information on Dr. Fradkin, founder of Citizen’s Scholarship Foundation of American (CSFA), or “Dollars for Scholars,” and 22 videocassette and DVD recordings of birthday and other celebrations in his honor. His autobiography, Dollars for Scholars, is in Special Collections, LB2338.F73 2002. His oral history interview was conducted by Judy Barry for the CJC and is recording # 255-256 in MC 23-CJC. Records of CSFA are at the John Hay Library Archives at Brown University, MS 2005.036.


  • 1965-2006, bulk 1991-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1991-2008


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English

Conditions Governing Access


Biographical / Historical

Dr. Irving Fradkin was the founder of Citizen’s Scholarship for America, or “Dollars for Scholars,” an organization that provides financial support to aspiring college students. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts to Russian immigrants in 1931, Fradkin became an optometrist practicing in Fall River, and in 1958 founded Scholarship for America.


.8 Linear Feet (two manuscript boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Irving Fradkin, September 2005 and June 2006, accession # 06-09 and # 06-35.

Related Materials

Irving A. Fradkin papers, Ms.2005.036, Brown University Library Special Collections.

MC 130, Irving A. Fradkin papers
Mark McCullough
November 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA