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Jewish Vocational Service of St. Paul records

Identifier: umja0069

Scope and Contents

This collection includes administrative materials from the Board, including correspondence, minutes, long-range planning and self assessments. There are also materials related to the vocational guidance programs implemented by the staff, including documents related to scholarship funds, job placement programs, and workshops. There are also annual reports, newsletters, fliers, and news releases. All materials date betwen 1941 and 1989.


  • 1941-1989


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 Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of St. Paul was established in 1946 to help veterans and young people plan careers. It soon added refugee resettlement as part of their services. Later it focused on rehabilitation and sheltered workshops as well as nationall funded programs. JVS aided Russian immigrants in the 1970s and 1980s. They eventually closed their doors in 1989.


2.30 Cubic Feet (2 Paige boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of organizational records documenting the activities of the Jewish Vocational Service of St. Paul during its five decades of existance.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by the Jewish Vocational Service in 1988 and 1989.

Jewish Vocational Service of St. Paul records, 1941-1989
Kate Dietrick
September 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area