Roz Baker papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of various materials across different organizations that Roz Baker was involved with. Materials date between 1945 and 2010 and include: board materials, meeting minutes, correspondence, clippings, speeches, event programs, songbooks, fliers, event ephemera, and congregation newsletters.
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
Roz Baker was born Rosalyn Bassis in Minneapolis on June 26, 1923. Her parents, James and Paula (Kahn) Bassis were Russian immigrants who briefly lived in Palestine before coming to Minneapolis shortly before Roz's birth. Roz grew up with her parents older sister, and brother on the North Side in Minneapolis, on Fifth Avenue between Penn and Oliver. She attended the University of Minnesota but did not graduate. Her husband, whom she met at the University while he was getting his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, was from a Jewish family from South Dakota. He passed away at the age of 57. Roz went on to remarry Mike Baker when she was 51.
1 Cubic Foot (1 paige box)
Language of Materials
This collection consists of miscellaneous programs and materials from various local Jewish cultural and musical events as well as Jewish organizations that Roz Baker was involved in.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Roz Baker to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest over time, between 1998 and 2010.
- Jews -- Charities. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jews -- Minnesota Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jews, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (Organization)
- Roz Baker collection, 1945-2010
- Kate Dietrick
- February 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area