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Roslyn Joseph Steinfeldt papers

Identifier: umja0047

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials dating between 1910 and 2005, with the bulk from 1930 to 1960. Materials include photographs, scrapbook pages, ephemera such as award certificates and diplomas, newspaper clippings, and brochures. Several of the photo albums belonged to Roslyn's mother, Sarah Moses Engler, and contain unidentified photographs.


  • 1910-2013


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

Roslyn Muriel Engler was born to Maurice Engler and Sarah Moses Engler. She graduated from Washburn High School in 1937 and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota in 1942. She married Roger Joseph who was a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School and served in World War II. They had three children: Roxane, Linda, and Ellen. Rosyln and Roger divorced in 1958; Roger passed away in 1966. Roslyn remarried in 1960 to Irv Steinfeldt, a family friend. Roslyn raised her two daughters alongside Irv's children, Carol and Andrew.

For further family information, see the folders titled "Legacy Notebook," a scrapbook created that includes family tree information and brief biographical sketches of family members.


1.15 Cubic Feet (1 Paige box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of photographs and scrapbooks that document the families of Roslyn (nee Engler) Joseph Steinfeldt.


This collection came to us organized by subject; we have kept the original order as organized by the donor.

Source of acquisition

Donated by family member Carol M. Liege in 2013.
Roslyn Joseph Steinfeldt papers, 1910-2013
Finding aid created by Kate Dietrick
August 2015
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Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area