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Frank and Freda Schochet papers

Identifier: umja0144

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials from Frank and Freda Schochet , including materials on their printing service Insty-Prints, hebrew texts used in the printing school at the Hadassah College of Technology, alumni and reunion materials from North High School, materials from the Talmud Torah of Minneapolis, and patent and trademark materials.


  • 1932-2003


Conditions Governing Access

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


This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Frank Schochet was born in 1915 to Herman and Rebecca. Frank grew up in North Minneapolis and graduated from North High School. At a young age he entered into the printing business, eventually starting Insty-Prints in 1965 which was a trailblazer in the quick printing industry.

Freda (Cohen) Schochet was born August 18, 1917 in Rochester, Minnesota to parents Sam and Sarah Cohen. She moved to Minneapolis in 1934 and worked as a bookkeeper for a liquor distributor. She married Frank Schochet in 1943; they had daughters Barbara and Patricia and son, Claude. Freda was very involved in numerous organizations, including Hadassah, and PACER. She and her husband started the franchise printing company Insty-Prints in 1965, where she acted as vice president and treasurer until 1983, when Frank and Freda sold the business to Irwin Jacobs and they retired. During their retirement, Frank and Freda became solid philanthropists, giving generously to numerous Jewish institutions throughout the Twin Cities. Freda passed away in 2003 and Frank passed away in 2011 at the age of 96.


0.40 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials




This collection consists of materials from Frank and Freda Schochet, including materials on their printing service Insty-Prints and materials on their membership in several Jewish organizations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Frank Schochet to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest over various years between 2000 and 2006.

Frank and Freda Schochet papers, 1932-2003
Erin Smerage
May 2018
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Collecting Area Details

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