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Abe Sperling papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0078
Overview This collection consists of papers and documents relating to Abe Sperling and his time at North High School in Minneapolis, and his time as a Major with the Burma Road Engineers.

Adas Israel Congregation records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0079
Overview This collection consists of administrative material relating to Adas Israel Congregation.

Adath Jeshurun Congregation records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0014
Overview This collection contains the administrative records of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1884 to 2014. Adath Jeshurun is the first Conservative congregation west of the Mississippi River. B’nai Emet Synagogue of Minneapolis, Minnesota merged with Adath Jeshurun in 2011, and its records are included in this collection as well.

Alan Rich papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0027
Overview This collection consists of correspondence with Alan Rich during World War II as well as photographs and various ephemera.

Amos S. Deinard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0010
Overview The Amos S. Deinard Papers reflects the life of this prominent Minneapolis lawyer, from family papers and newsclippings, to records from organizations he was deeply involved in such as the Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Services and the Minnesota Fair Employment Practices Commission, to a collection of pamphlets and publications documenting his interests in topics such as antisemitism and Zionism.

Berman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0056
Overview These papers mainly consist of correspondence between Rose Goldstein and her family, including her mother (Sarah Berman), father (Alexander Berman), her three brothers, and husband (David Goldstein). Additionally there are published materials and family history writings.

Beth Jacob Congregation records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0082
Overview This collection consists of administrative materials from the Beth Jacob Congregation, previously known as Sons of Jacob, the second oldest Jewish congregation in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Black/Jewish Relations research collection

 Collection
Identifier: umja0061
Overview This collection consists of photocopied secondary source materials collected from various sources all relating to the relations of the Jewish communities and the African-American communities in Minnesota.

B'nai Abraham (Virginia, Minn.) Synagogue records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0090
Overview This collection consists of the administrative materials of the B'nai Abraham Synagogue in Virginia, Minnesota, as well as the Virginia Federation for Jewish Service and the Virginia Ladies Aid Society, which met at and supported B'nai Abraham over the years.

B'nai B'rith, Minot Lodge records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0041
Overview This collection consists of administrative materials related to the Minot, North Dakota chapter of B'nai B'rith and its accompanying Sisterhood at Temple Beth Israel.

B'nai B'rith, Rochester Lodge records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0104
Overview This collection consists of administrative and board materials from the Rochester chapter of B'nai B'rith, an international Jewish advocacy group.

B'nai B'rith, Superior Lodge records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0085
Overview This collection consists of records and newletters of related to the Superior, Wisconsin chapter of B'nai B'rith, an international Jewish advocacy group.

Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter records

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Identifier: umja0072
Overview This collection consists of the administrative materials of the Brandeis University National Women's Committee Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter.

Burton Burnstein papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0006
Overview This collection consists of Burton Burnstein's papers which include administrative correspondence and memoranda, newsletters and brochures, program planning and scheduling all related to Camp Tikvah, a summer camp in Aitkin, Minnesota sponsored by the Minneapolis Jewish Community Center.

Burton Rudolph Papers

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Identifier: umja0051
Overview This collection consists of documents, letters, and photographs of the Rudolph and Kaner families, Jewish families residing in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery records

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Identifier: umja0070
Overview This collection consists of the records for Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery located in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Clare Schwartz papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0049
Overview This collection consists of administrative materials accumulated by Clare Schwartz over her years of service for various Jewish social advocacy groups, in particular B'nai B'rith Women.

David and Genia Levi papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0077
Overview This collection consists of the papers of David and Genia Levi, Holocaust survivors who immigrated to the United States in 1950, eventually settling in St. Paul, Minnesota. These papers mostly deal with the Levi's efforts for reparations from the German government.

David and Tessy Oxman papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0098
Overview This collection consists of scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs from David and Tessy Oxman.

Dorf/Press/Arnovich Family Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0120
Overview This collection consists of research materials on the Dorf, Press, and Arnovitch families.

Doroshow Gottleib photographs

 Collection
Identifier: umja0075
Overview This collection consists of photographs from the Doroshow and Gottleib families.

Dorr Family collection

 Collection
Identifier: umja0116
Overview This collection consists of materials related to and donated by the Dorr family who were active Jewish community members in St. Paul, Minn.

Duluth Hebrew Institute records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0102
Overview This collection consists of administrative and board materials from the Duluth Hebrew Institut, a non profit with a mission to promote Jewish education in the city of Duluth, Minnesota.

Etta Fay Orkin papers

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Identifier: umja0052
Overview This collection consists of family papers from Etta Fay Orkin as well as photographs from various Jewish organizations with which she was active.

Evelyn Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0095
Overview This collection contains administrative materials from Evelyn Smith's career as a social worker (her special area was helping children with cleft palates and their families), and as an activist in many organizations, especially Jewish Family Service and United Jewish Fund and Council of St. Paul.

Excel Garment Manufacturing Company records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0040
Overview The Excel Garment Manufacturing Company records includes shareholder certificates and a minute book regarding the founding of the Robbins Fur Dressing & Dying Company in 1918, and the change in ownership and name to Excel Garment Manufacturing Company in 1922. Also included is a 1951 staff letter reflecting on the history of the company.

Firestone/Brin Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0009
Overview This collection consists of materials from the Firestone/Brin family: Ruth Firestone Brin and her parents Irma Cain Firestone and Milton Firestone, who resided in St. Paul, Minnesota and were all very active in the local Jewish community.

Flori Loew papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0038
Overview This collection consists of Flori Loew's personal papers during her flight from Germany under Nazi persecution, traveling to Italy and England before settling in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Frank and Arthur Eisenberg papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0007
Overview This collection consists of correspondence and ephemera from father and son Frank and Arthur Eisenberg, members of a Jewish family living in Minneapolis who both served in the military during World War I and World War II respectively.

Gary Berman clippings collection

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Identifier: umja0060
Overview This collection consists of newspaper clippings from the 1920s-1940s related to Jewish families and organizations in Minnesota.

Gedaliah Leib Congregation records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0031
Overview This collection consists of records from the Gedaliah Leib Congregation, an Orthodox congregation that was in existence from 1955 to 1973 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Gene Rosenblum collection

 Collection
Identifier: umja0066
Overview This collection consists of research material compiled by Gene Rosenblum of early Jewry in St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as Minneapolis and Duluth.

Hadassah, Grand Forks chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0035
Overview This collection consists of records related to the Grand Forks, North Dakota chapter of Hadassah, a women's Zionist organization.

Hadassah, Minneapolis Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0042
Overview This collection consists of administrative records related to the Minneapolis, Minnesota chapter of Hadassah, a women's Zionist organization.

Hadassah, Sioux Falls chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0097
Overview This collection consists of administrative records related to the Sioux Falls, South Dakota chapter of Hadassah, a women's Zionist organization.

Hadassah, St. Cloud chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0089
Overview This collection consists of meeting minutes, bulletins, board materials, and a scrapbook from the St. Cloud Hadassah chapter.

Hadassah, St. Paul chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0043
Overview This collection consists of administrative records related to the Saint Paul, Minnesota chapter of Hadassah, a women's Zionist organization.

Hadassah, Upper Midwest Region records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0044
Overview This collection consists of administrative records related to the Upper Midwest region of Hadassah, a women's Zionist organization; the Upper Midwest Region includes oversight of chapters in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Hanovich Family Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: umja0081
Overview This collection consists of scrapbooks from the Hanovich and Feder family, family friends, and extended relatives.

Harold and Zelda Goldenberg Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0086
Overview The collection consists primarily of Harold Goldenberg's letters to Zelda Goldberg while he was attending Harvard Law School, 1928-1931. Harold was president of the Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Service from 1943-1946, and chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, 1945-1950.

Harold Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0110
Overview This collection consists of materials collected by Harold Smith, an active Jewish community member.

Hebrew Cemetery (Superior, Wisc.) records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0093
Overview This collection contains meeting minutes and records in English and Yiddish from the Superior Hebrew Cemetery.

Helen and Sam Ziff papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0033
Overview These papers document the personal and professional interests of Helen and Sam Ziff who were active in the Twin Cities Jewish community and worked with various organizations from social services non-profits to Jewish education schools to Zionist organizations.

Hillcrest Country Club Women's Club records

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Identifier: umja0092
Overview This collection consists of administrative materials from the women's group at the Hillcrest Country Club, a private club in St. Paul, Minnesota that hosted a prominently Jewish membership.

Hillel of the University of Minnesota records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0023
Overview This collection consists of the records for the Hillel, the Jewish student organization at the University of Minnesota.

Interfaith Tea Group records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0113
Overview This collection consists of administrative and publicty materials from the Interfaith Program and Tea, an event organized by the St. Paul Women's Interfaith committee.

Jack Mackay papers

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Identifier: umja0111
Overview This collection consists of the papers of Jack Mackay, a long-time Associated Press writer based in St. Paul, Minnesota, and prominent member of the local Jewish community.

Jack Pink papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0030
Overview This collection consists of a journal during Jack Pink's time in the United States Army during World War I, as well as a few documents related to his businesses after the war.

Jack Sinykin papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0099
Overview This collection consists of the business papers of John L. "Jack" Sinykin, a Jewish Minnesotan entrepreneur who pioneered the use of guide dogs for the blind through LaSalle Kennels and the non-profit Master Eye Foundation.

Jewish Camping collection

 Collection
Identifier: umja0005
Overview This collection brings together materials related to four different Jewish summer camps throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin: Sophie Wirth Camp, Herzl Camp, Council Camp, and Camp Tikvah.

Jewish Community Relations Council / Anti-Defamation League Holocaust Oral History project records

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Identifier: umja0076
Overview This collection consists of taped oral histories and transcripts from Minnesota Holocaust survivors and liberators, a project funded by the Jewish Community Relations Council/Anti-Defamation League, which resulted in the publication Witnesses to the Holocaust: an oral history by Rhoda G. Lewin.

Jewish Community Relations Council records

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Identifier: umja0013
Overview This collection consists of the administrative records of the Jewish Community Relations Council, a non-profit organization that acts as the public affairs voice of the Jewish community in Minnesota and the Dakotas.

Jewish Cookbook collection

 Collection
Identifier: umja0015
Overview This collection consists of over fifty Jewish cookbooks collected by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis records

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Identifier: umja0087
Overview The Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis records consist of administrative materials regarding the board, annual reports, finances, newsletters, and information about services the organization provided to the community.

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul records

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Identifier: umja0011
Overview This collection consists of meeting minutes and administrative materials related to the social services provided by the Jewish Family Service of St. Paul organization.

Jewish Fellowship Club records

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Identifier: umja0080
Overview This collection consists of the administrative materials of the Jewish Fellowship Club, a social group of the Jewish communities in Duluth, Minnesota.

Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest media collection

 Collection
Identifier: umja0024
Overview This collection consists of various types of media collected from various donors, given to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest between the years 1984 and 2013.

Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest newsletter collection

 Collection
Identifier: umja0059
Overview This collection consists of various newsletters and bulletins of local Jewish organizations and congregations collected over time by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest Oral History collection

 Collection
Identifier: umja0019
Overview This collection consists of various cassette tapes of recorded oral histories from various projects that were donated and organized by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0062
Overview This collection consists of the administrative materials of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, the organization that began collecting archival materials that became the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives.

Jewish Vocational Service of Minneapolis records

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Identifier: umja0067
Overview This collection consists of administrative materials for the Jewish Vocational Service of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a social services non-profit that is now a division of Jewish Family and Children's Services of Minneapolis.

Jewish Vocational Service of St. Paul records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0069
Overview This collection consists of organizational records documenting the activities of the Jewish Vocational Service of St. Paul during its five decades of existance.

Karon Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0101
Overview This collection consists of materials relating to the Karon family, who ran the Northwetern Iron and Metal Company in Duluth, Minnesota.

Kenesseth Israel Congregation

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Identifier: umja0008
Overview This collection consists of a wide array of administrative documents relating to Kenesseth Israel Congregation, the Orthodox Synagogue in Minneapolis.

Leo Gross collection

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Identifier: umja0117
Overview This collection consists of papers that were collected by Leo Gross during his service on local and national Jewish boards from the 1940s to the 1980s.

Leonard (Butch) Levy papers

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Identifier: umja0022
Overview Leonard "Butch" Levy was a Jewish athlete from Minneapolis involved in wrestling and football at the University of Minnesota before going on to play professional football in the 1940s; his papers document his family in Minneapolis, his time as a student athlete, his service in the United States Navy during World War II, and his time playing football for the NFL Cleveland Rams and the AAFC Los Angeles Dons.

Lincoln Junior High School collection

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Identifier: umja0064
Overview This collection consists of the newsletters of Lincoln Junior High School, located in North Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Marilyn Chiat papers

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Identifier: umja0074
Overview This collection consists of the research papers of Marilyn Chiat that were used for the publication of We Rolled Up Our Sleeves: A History of the United Jewish Fund and council of Saint Paul and its Beneficiary Agencies, which was published in 1985.

Mercury Club records

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Identifier: umja0057
Overview This collection consists of administrative materials related to the Mercury Club, a Minneapolis based club aiming at providing scholarship funds to oustanding Jewish athletes of Greater Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery Association records

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Identifier: umja0071
Overview This collection consists of the records for the Minnesota Jewish Cemetery Association, the association that oversees the Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery located on Penn Avenue in Richfield, Minnesota.

Minneapolis Jewish Federation records

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Identifier: umja0026
Overview This collection consists of the administrative materials of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, a non-profit organization that serves the Minneapolis Jewish and general communities.

Minnesota Jewish Group Home Inc. records

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Identifier: umja0096
Overview This collection contains administrative and board materials, meeting minutes, correspondence, and bulletins from the Minnesota Jewish Group Homes, a place for developmentally disabled community members to reside and receive care.

Minnesota Rabbinical Association records

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Identifier: umja0032
Overview This collection consists of administrative records detailing the Minnesota Rabbinical Association, a group comprised of Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform rabbis throughout the state.

Minnesota Synagogues Collection

 Collection
Identifier: umja0114
Overview This collection consists of materials from congregations and synagogues throughout Minnesota including: Adath Jeshurun, Beth El, Sons of Abraham, Temple of Aaron, and Temple Israel.

Molly Ehrlich Tyler collection on Jewish women's service during World War II

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Identifier: umja0018
Overview This collection consists of research conducted and materials collected by Molly Ehrlich Tyler to identify information regarding Jewish women in the Upper Midwest who served in the armed forces during World War II.

Monarch Club records

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Identifier: umja0115
Overview This collection consists of administrative materials related to the Monarch Club from Minneapolis, Minn.

Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0004
Overview Mount Sinai Hospital opened in 1951 as a facility conceived and supported financially by Jewish donors in an effort to provide a place for Jewish physicians who were denied admitting privileges in other city hospitals. An auxiliary group primarily made up of women from the Jewish communities around the Twin Cities provided support through volunteering, publicity, and fundraising to aid the missions of the hospital.

Mount Sinai Hospital records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0003
Overview Following a push from the Jewish community post-World War II for a hospital that admitted practicing Jewish doctors, the Mount Sinai Hospital opened in Minneapolis in 1951 as the first non-sectarian hospital in the community to accept members of minorities on its medical staff. Led by a Board of Governors, the hospital eventually merged with Metropolitan Medical Center to become Metropolitan-Mt. Sinai before dissolving in 1991.

Mount Zion Temple Oral History records

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Identifier: umja0025
Overview This collection consists of oral histories conducted with members of Mount Zion Temple in Saint Paul, Minnesota, dating between 2003 and 2013, a project began in preparation for Mount Zion Temple's 150th Anniversary.

Mount Zion Temple records

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Identifier: umja0016
Overview This collection consists of administrative records from Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul, Minnesota, the very first Jewish congregation in the state.

Mu Beta Chi Fraternity records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0107
Overview This collection consists of materials from the University of Minnesota's Mu Beta Chi, a Jewish business fraternity.

National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Minneapolis section records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0037
Overview This collection consists of administrative materials for the Greater Minneapolis section of the National Council of Jewish Women, a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates, inspired by Jewish values, who strive for social justice.

National Council of Jewish Women, St. Paul section records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0048
Overview This collection consists of administrative materials for the St. Paul, Minnesota section of the National Council of Jewish Women, a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates, inspired by Jewish values, who strive for social justice.

New Jewish Agenda records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0119
Overview This collection consists of materials from the New Jewish Agenda, a national organization dedicated to promoting progressive values in the Jewish community.

North and South Dakota collection

 Collection
Identifier: umja0034
Overview This collection consists of primary and secondary sources collected by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest that relate to Jewish communities throughout North and South Dakota.

Paulette Fink papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0118
Overview This collection consists of materials and papers related to Paulette Fink, a politically active Minnesotan Jew who fled her native France during World War II.

Project to Document Early Jewish Settlers in Minnesota records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0020
Overview This collection consists of research materials collected by Marilyn J. Chiat and Chester Proshan on Jews who lived in small communities around Minnesota in an effor to document the lives of the earliest Jewish settlers in the area.

Rabbi Bernard Raskas papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0073
Overview This collection consists of the professional papers of Rabbi Bernard S. Raskas during his tenure at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Rabbi Harold H. Gordon papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0045
Overview This collection consists of photographs from scrapbooks that Rabbi Harold H. Gordon created while working as an Army Air Force chaplain beginning in 1942, documenting his travels around the United States, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Egypt, and more.

Rabbi Moses B. Sachs papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0046
Overview This collection mostly focuses upon Rabbi Moses B. Sachs' efforts in the Soviet Jewry movement of the late 1970s when he founded and led the Minnesota Soviet Jewry Action Committee.

Rabbi Stacy Offner papers

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Identifier: umja0012
Overview This collection contains personal papers and administrative documents from Rabbi Stacy Offner during her rabbinate career: first, as Associate Rabbi at Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul, Minnesota from 1984 to 1988, continuing to her eventual move to the newly-opened Shir Tikvah Congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she was elected head rabbi and presided for two decades until 2008.

Rabbi Sylvan Kamens eulogies

 Collection
Identifier: umja0109
Overview This collection consists of eulogies written by Rabbi Sylvan Kamens from 1965 to 1983 during his tenures at Minnesota synagogues.

Resort Discrimination records

 Collection
Identifier: umja0029
Overview This collection consists of letters and pamphlets relating to the discrimination of guests; specifically of the Jewish religion, to resorts, hotels, and lodges in northern Minnesota, Ontario, Canada, and north western Wisconsin.

Roslyn Joseph Steinfeldt papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0047
Overview This collection consists of photographs and scrapbooks that document the families of Roslyn (nee Engler) Joseph Steinfeldt.

Roz Baker papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0084
Overview This collection consists of miscellaneous programs and materials from various local Jewish cultural and musical events as well as Jewish organizations that Roz Baker was involved in.

Ruth Davis collection on Jewish Girl Scouts

 Collection
Identifier: umja0039
Overview Decades after her time in the Girl Scouts, Ruth Davis assembled this collection from gifts of other members during her time. She also includes her own research of leaders and troops of the Jewish Girl Scouts.

Ruth Peilen collection

 Collection
Identifier: umja0063
Overview This collection consists of the collection of Ruth Peilen and the many organizations that she was involved in, including the National Council for Jewish Women, the Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Service, and the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

Samuel Schwartz papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0112
Overview This collection contains materials related to Samuel Schwartz, a Jewish doctor from Minneapolis.

Samuel Sloane papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0108
Overview This collection contains materials collected by Samuel Sloane, reflecting his participation with organizations such as the Jewish War Veterans of the United States and B'nai B'rith, along with miscellaneous personal materials.

Sharron and Oren Steinfeldt Photography collection

 Collection
Identifier: umja0017
Overview This collection was compiled by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest and consists of photographs that were donated to the organization from various donors over time.