Guide to the Papers of Mildred Minnie Fishman
undated, 1913-1996

P-1000

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American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives

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Electronic finding aid was encoded by Stephanie Call in May 2015. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fishman, Mildred Minnie
Title: Mildred Minnie Fishman Papers
Dates:undated, 1913-1996
Abstract: Mildred Minnie Fishman was born Sarah Minnie Greenberg in Leeds, England in 1896 to Isaac and Ethel Greenberg. The family immigrated to Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1922, and in 1939, Mildred married Maurice Fishman and became a naturalized citizen of the United States. She died in 1995, and the bulk of this collection contains documents related to her end-of-life arrangements, including estate planning, burial arrangements, and will execution. The collection also contains vital and immigration records for Mildred, Maurice Fishman, and Isaac Greenberg.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)
Identification: P-1000
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Biographical Note

Mildred Fishman's certificate of citizenship, 1939.

Mildred Minnie Fishman was born Sarah Minnie Greenberg in Leeds, England in 1896. Her parents, Isaac and Ethel Shirnovich Greenberg, had emigrated from what is now Poland to England, and Isaac was naturalized there in 1913. The family immigrated to the United States in 1922 and settled in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Isaac became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1935.

Mildred became a naturalized citizen of the United States on August 22, 1939, a little over a month after her marriage to Maurice Fishman. The couple lived in Boston, where Mildred worked as a bookkeeper and Maurice worked as a salesman and hairdresser until Maurice’s death in 1953. Mildred died of pneumonia at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged in 1995.

References

Material from the collection.

Chronology of Mildred Minnie Fishman

1870Isaac Greenberg is born.
1871Ethel Shirnovich is born.
1893Maurice Fishman is born.
1896Sarah Minnie Greenberg is born.
1913Isaac Greenberg is naturalized as a British subject.
1922 The Greenbergs immigrate to the United States.
1935 Isaac Greenberg becomes a naturalized citizen of the United States.
July 1939 Mildred Minnie Greenberg and Maurice Fishman marry.
August 1939 Mildred Fishman becomes a naturalized citizen of the United States.
1953 Maurice Fishman dies.
1995 Mildred Minnie Fishman dies.
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Scope and Content Note

The Papers of Mildred Minnie Fishman mostly contains documents related to Mildred’s end-of-life arrangements. This includes her estate planning, and later the execution of her will by Reverend Felix I. Kahn, as well as records of the purchase of her and her husband Maurice’s burial plots at the Sharon Memorial Park. The collection also contains the vital and immigration records of Sarah Minnie Greenberg/Mildred Minnie Fishman, Isaac Greenberg, and Maurice Fishman. Additional papers from the State of New Hampshire document Maurice Fishman’s divorce from his first wife, Rose, in 1936. Folders in the collection are arranged in chronological order.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged into a single series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Mildred Minnie Fishman Papers; P-1000; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Reverend Felix I. Kahn in 2002.

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Access Points

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Container List

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Series I: Mildred Minnie Fishman papers,  undated, 1913-1996

In English.
Box 1 (.25 linear feet).
Arrangement:

This series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Isaac Greenberg 1913-1935 request_box
1 2 Mildred Fishman—Vital and Immigration Records 1922-1995 request_box
1 3 Mildred Fishman—Burial Documents undated, 1953-1991 request_box
1 4 Mildred Fishman—Estate Documents undated, 1985-1996 request_box
1 5 Maurice Fishman 1936-1953 request_box
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