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Yearbook collection

Identifier: umja0083

Scope and Contents

This collection consists entirely of junior high, high school, and college yearbooks, mostly from Minneapolis, dating between 1912 and 1965.


  • 1912-1965

Conditions Governing Access

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


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

North High School and Lincoln Junior High School were the two schools that served the communities living in North Minneapolis. An area that housed a large majority of the Jewish community in Minneapolis, North High School had a large concetration of Jewish students from the early 19-teens through the 1950s. Aleph Zadik Aleph is an international youth-led fraternal organization of Jewish teenagers. West High School was a school in Minneapolis that was at Hennepin Avenue and 28th Street, in what is now known as Uptown; opened in 1908, the school closed in 1982 and the building was demolished. This area too held a number of Jewish families and was close to the Temple Israel synagogue. St. Louis Park High School is located in St. Louis Park, a western suburb of Minneapolis where many Jewish families moved after World War II. St. Louis Park is home to the Sabes Jewish Community Center and several synagogues; it is estimated that nearly 40% of Jews in the greater Minneapolis area live in St. Louis Park. Duluth Central High School is located in Duluth, Minnesota, along Lake Superior in the northern part of the state. Duluth had a number of Jewish residents, and was home to numerous synagogues.


3 Cubic Feet (4 boxes total--2 Paige boxes, 1 Hollinger box, 1 half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of various high school and junior high school yearbooks from various schools around the Twin Cities that were attended by members of the Jewish community.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by various donors over the years, including: A. R. Segal, Burton Savitt, Ada Rubenstein, and Lillian Raen.

Yearbook collection, 1912-1965
Kate Dietrick
February 2017
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Revision Statements

  • July 2023: revised to include newly found materials

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area