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Roz Baker papers

Identifier: umja0084

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.


  • Creation: 1945-2010

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.

Related Materials

An oral history with Roz Baker can be found in Minnesota Reflections at:

Roz Baker collection, 1945-2010
Kate Dietrick
February 2017
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area