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Richard A. Freund collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0642


Contains photographs, memorandums, awards, and ephemeral objects belonging to Richard Freund while he worked at RIT. Papers and objects cover 1966-1996.


  • Creation: 1966-1996
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1973 - 1987

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The John D. Hromi Center for Quality and Applied Statistics has achieved international recognition for its quality and productivity seminars, custom training programs, consultative expertise, and Master’s and advanced certificate programs. The Center’s Richard A. Freund Resource Room and graduate student office contain books and journals from both the statistics and quality fields.

Mr. Freund was president of the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC) from 1972-1973. The Society has set up a scholarship to honor the memory of Mr. Freund. It is for graduate study of the theory and application of quality control, quality assurance, quality improvement, and total quality management. There is also a fund at RIT, the Richard A. Freund Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Freund was recognized internationally for his contributions to quality, international goodwill, and tireless scholarship. During his 34-year career with Eastman Kodak Company, he played a key role in molding the direction of its quality effort.

It is unclear at the time of this writing how long or in what capacity Mr. Freund worked at RIT. We do know he was part of the Center for Quality and Applied Statistics in the College of Engineering.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)




Materials are arranged by series.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 743

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Richard A. Freund collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was transferred to the RIT Archive Collections in December 2015 by the staff at the John D. Hromi Center for Quality & Applied Statistics. Accession number(s): 2015:105

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Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2015.

Richard A. Freund collection
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
22 December 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA