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Gary Filerman papers

Identifier: umja0124

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, professional papers, and documents from Gary Filerman; materials from the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization and AZA fraternal organization; and a Hospital Administration Oral History of Gary Filerman.


  • 1950-2010


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


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Biographical / Historical

Gary Filerman was born November 16, 1936 in Minneapolis to Bonnie Dickerman (Filerman) Kobrin and Joseph Filerman. Joseph Filerman was a violinist and conductor and was instrumental to the development of the Minneapolis Symphony. Gary first graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1959 and went on to receive his Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services and Epidemiology in 1970. He served as a professor in the department of health services at George Washington University and Georgetown University, and was an advisor contracted to the World Bank private health sector. He testified before the House of Representatives and the Senate many times between 1972 and 1996 and has published numerous papers. During Filerman's youth he was involved with AZA, a junior boy's group of B'nai B'rith; he would go on to become a national leader and officer with AZA.


0.80 Cubic Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of professional papers and documents of Gary Filerman regarding his role in hospital administration as well as materials from the Aleph Zadik Aleph fraternal organization.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by Gary Filerman various times between 2002 and 2010.

Gary Filerman papers, 1950-2010
Erin Smerage
October 2017
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