Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery Association records
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.
- Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery Association (Organization)
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.
- Cemeteries Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jewish cemeteries Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jewish funeral rights and ceremonies Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- 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.
- July 2022: revised to include newly found materials
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area