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Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery Association records

Identifier: umja0071

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of administrative ledger books detailing burial records, board meeting minutes, registers of deeds and plots, and general records. Materials date between 1905 and 1963.

There are three microfilm reels that include minute books (1924-1963), a plot book, burial records (1940-1955) and financial records (1905-1933). The originals were loaned to the Minnesota Historical Society for microfilming; a copy of these microfilms also exists there. The overlap of what is represented on the microfilm and what is represented physically in this collection is unknown.


  • 1905-1963


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery, located at 7032 Penn Ave S in Richfield, Minnesota, was established in 1889. It was previously called the Order of Brith Abraham (OBA) Cemetery until 1921. It is a Jewish community cemetery, open to Jews of all denominations. There are presently over 4,500 graves.


2.05 Cubic Feet (4 boxes -- 1 Paige box, 2 Hollinger boxes, 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials




This collection consists of the records for the Minnesota Jewish Cemetery Association, the association that oversees the Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery located on Penn Avenue in Richfield, Minnesota.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by the Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery Association in 1986.

Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery Association records, 1905-1963
Kate Dietrick
August 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 2022: revised to include newly found materials

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area