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Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest media collection

Identifier: umja0024

Scope and Content

The materials in this collection were donated between 1984 and 2014; the materials on the media date betwen 1857 and 2014, although many are undated. Media types include: slides, negatives, CDs, DVDs, reel to reel film, videos (VHS and Beta), microfilm, cassette tapes, and audio records. The type of content that is on the media varies widely.


  • Creation: 1857-2014


Use of Materials

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room. Some materials may be inaccessible in the reading room due to their format; contact the archivist before visiting to ensure you will be able to access materials.


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

Various types of media, both single donations as well as small collections of media, were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest over a period from 1984 to 2013. All materials were given to the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives in 2013.


11 Cubic Feet (17 boxes -- 7 Paige boxes, 3 Hollinger boxes, 5 CD boxes, 2 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of various types of media collected from various donors, given to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest between the years 1984 and 2013.


This collection is divided into series:

Series 1: Slides and Negatives

Series 2: CDs and DVDs

Series 3: Oral History CDs

Series 4: Reel to Reel Film

Series 5: Videos

Sub-series 1: VHS

Sub-series 2: Beta

Series 6: Miscellaneous

Sub-series 1: Microfilm

Sub-series 2: Cassette Tapes

Sub-series 3: Records

Source of acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by various donors; donor information is not reflected in the finding aid but can potentially be indentified by UMJA staff. Please contact the archivist with questions.

Processing Information

This collection was compiled by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest over a period from 1984 to 2014. The collection has been reprocessed into series by type of media. If the original donor is known, it is listed after the media; all titles of materials come directly from what was written on the media and may not represent the materials completely. Contact the archivist for further information on individual items.

Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest media collection, 1857-2014
Finding aid created by Kate Dietrick
November 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • April 2022: revised when Mount Sinai Hospital materials were pulled and added to Mount Sinai collection

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area