Sophie Wirth Camp scrapbooks
Scope and Contents
This collection consists entirely of oversized scrapbooks that include photographs and various ephemera pasted to the pages. Materials date between 1933 and 1939.
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
Sophie Wirth Camp, located in White Bear Lake, was the first Jewish camp in Minnesota. It was open from 1911 to 1943 and was sponsored by the St. Paul Council of Jewish Women. As the first kosher camp in the northwest, it was original named the Lake Rest Vacation Home camp; when the camp was consolidated in 1923 by Neighborhood House, the named was changed to Camp Sophie Wirth in honor of Neighborhood House's founder. Children were sent to Sophie Wirth for learning the Jewish faith, but also for fun and recreation, and often for their health, as good nutrition was emphasized for underweight children. Costs were kept down with National Council for Jewish Women subsidies, allowing low income children and their mothers a week of respite from heat and city life.
1.2 Cubic Feet (3 oversize boxes)
This collection consists of scrapbooks from Sophie Wirth Camp, a Jewish summer camp which was located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by the St. Paul United Jewish Fund and Council.
- Camps Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jewish camps Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Organized camps Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Religious camps Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sophie Wirth Camp
- Summer camps Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sophie Wirth Camp scrapbooks, 1933-1939
- Kate Dietrick
- August 2016
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding Aid Written In English