The Ruth Hutton Fred papers contain correspondence, event materials, military documents and memorabilia, newspaper clippings, newsletters, media, and photographs from 1928 to 2013. For more information about the collection please contact staff at the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu. Permission to publish from the Ruth Hutton Fred papers must be obtained through the Woodson Research Center, Rice University (woodson@rice.edu).

Recent Submissions

  • "Ask Ruth" radio broadcast - Hanukkah / Christmas episode 

    KTRH Houston (1978-12-25)
    Ruth Hutton Fred (1909-1998) was born and raised in Michigan. A pioneer and visionary in the field of social work, she served as executive director of Houston’s Jewish Family Service from 1940 to 1977, an organization which she transformed into one of the leading psychological and social services institutions in the city. Beginning in 1966 and ...
  • "Ask Ruth" radio program 

    KTRH Houston (1975-12-22)
    Ruth Hutton Fred (1909-1998) was born and raised in Michigan. A pioneer and visionary in the field of social work, she served as executive director of Houston’s Jewish Family Service from 1940 to 1977, an organization which she transformed into one of the leading psychological and social services institutions in the city. Beginning in 1966 and ...
  • Voices of Emanu El - Salute to Ruth Fred 

    KTRH Houston (1978)
    “Voices of Temple Emanu El” was a weekly radio program sponsored by Congregation Emanu El that aired on KTRH on weekends, beginning in 1974. Organized by temple members Ruth Lack and Dolores Wilkenfeld, and often featuring Rabbi Robert I. Kahn, the program highlighted Emanu El members and their service to the greater Houston community. It also provided ...