Urban Exodus: The St. Louis Park Oral History Project records
Scope and Content
This collection consists of paperwork detailing each interviewee, including notes on the project. There are eight CDs on which the digital oral histories reside -- there are audio files of each interview, as well as files of photographs of each interviewee. In total there are: 34 mp3s, 23 WAVs, 335 jpgs, 6 Word docs, and 12 tifs across the eight CDs. Some of the oral histories have digital surrogates that are online in Minnesota Reflections; those that are online are linked to below in the Collection Contents, and these online oral histories include transcripts. If the oral history is not online, there is not a transcript available. All oral histories were conducted between 2011 and 2012. There are various photographs in the collection that were also digitized -- to view the collection visit http://umedia.lib.umn.edu/taxonomy/term/935.
- Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (Organization)
Use of Materials
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room. Note that electronic records must be accessed on the designated computer in the 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.
This collection examines the post-World War II migration of Minneapolis's Jewish community from the city's North Side to the western suburb of St. Louis Park. The oral history interviews, representing diverse perspectives from within and beyond the Jewish community, tell the complex story of how, from 1945 to 1970, St. Louis Park became a major center of Jewish life in Minnesota. A large portion of the interviews were conducted by Jeff Norman, oral historian from California.
0.20 Cubic Feet (1 half Hollinger box)
25.35 Gigabytes (electronic records - 25.35 GB (410 files))
Language of Materials
This collection consists of oral histories that explore the post-World War II migration of Minneapolis's Jewish community from the city's North Side to the western suburb of St. Louis Park.
The files in this collection are organized alphabetically by the interviewee's last name.
Source of acquisition
Project conducted and donated by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.
- Urban Exodus: The St. Louis Park Oral History Project records, 2011-2012
- Finding aid created by Kate Dietrick
- September 2014
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.