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Harvey Zuckman and Phil Oxman papers

Identifier: umja0192

Scope and Contents

This collection includes lots of work from different confrences, flyers from educational movies, congregation notes, handwritten notes, parental eduational papers, timelines and financial papers. This work spans from Minneapolis to different places across the U.S., working to create opportunities in many areas.


  • 1973-2010

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

Harvey Zuckman and Phil Oxman met in Minneapolis in 1975. In 2013, once marriage equality passed in Minnesota, they were one of the first same-sex couples to legally marry in the state. They are thought to be the first Jewish gay couple legally married in Minnesota. Throughout the decades their advocacy work included making Jewish spaces more welcoming for gay Jews. A short documentary, Phil and Harvey: The 38-year engagement, can be found at


2.7 Cubic Feet (3 boxes -- 2 Paige boxes, 1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection details the advocacy work of Harvey Zuckman and Phil Oxman, particulary for queer Jewish communities of Minnesota and beyond.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Harvey Zuckman and Phil Oxman in August 2022.

Harvey Zuckman and Phil Oxman papers, 1973-2010
Kate Dietrick
October 2022
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area