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Clare Schwartz papers

Identifier: umja0049

Scope and Content

This collection contains administrative materials accumulated by Clare Schwartz over her years of service for various Jewish social advocacy groups. Materials include correspondence, bulletins, pamphlets, awards, speeches, newspaper clippings, manuals, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia. Materials date between 1956 and 1987.


  • Creation: 1956-1987


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

Clare Schwartz was born in 1922 to parents Jacob and Rose Schwartz. She, along with her siblings Jeanette, Ester, and Robert, grew up in Minneapolis and attended Beth El Synagogue. Schwartz did not marry or have children. She had a lifelong commitment to the community and was active in women's organizations, including serving as President of District 6 of B'nai B'rith Women located in Chicago and serving the Midwest. She also spent time volunteering at the St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP). She passed away in 2014.


1.45 Cubic Feet (2 boxes -- 1 Paige box, 1 oversize box)

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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.


Materials did not arrive in original order of the owner; this collection is arranged by subject material.

Source of acquisition

Donated in 2014 by nieces Linda Friedman and Janet Leavitt as executors of Schwartz's estate.

Data set present

This folder contains data related to the presence of herbaceous species in Northern Minnesota.

Clare Schwartz papers, 1956-1987
Finding aid created by Kate Dietrick
September 2015
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Finding aid written in English.

Collecting Area Details

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