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Jewish Cookbook collection

Identifier: umja0015

Scope and Content

The cookbooks in this collection vary from small local organization fundraiser cookbooks to small handout recipe booklets to national cookbooks. The majority of the cookbooks are in English, but some include corresponding recipes in Yiddish. Some cookbooks were not published and did not have publication dates; the known date range for the materials is 1919 to 2004.


  • 1919-2004


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English and Yiddish.

Use of Materials

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


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives; please contact the archives for more detailed copyright information.

Historical Note

This collection was compiled by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest from 1984 to 2012. When any kosher or Jewish cookbooks were donated to the organization, they were added to this collection and donors, if known, were noted.


1 Cubic Feet (3 book trays)


This collection consists of over fifty Jewish cookbooks collected by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

This collection is compiled of materials from various donors who gave materials to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest over various years; those that could be identified are listed in this finding aid. Please contact the archivist with any further questions.
Jewish Cookbook collection, 1919-2004
Finding aid created by Kate Dietrick
July 2014
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area