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Duluth Hebrew Institute records

Identifier: umja0102

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of meeting minutes, board materials, financial records, Jewish education reports, curriculum reports, and speeches dated between 1934 and 1959 from the Duluth Hebrew Institute.


  • 1934-1959


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

The purpose of the Duluth Hebrew Institute was to "provide educational facities for the study of the Hebrew language, a knowledge of the Jewish religion and an appreciation of Jewish culture. The medium of instruction shall be the Hebrew language." The organization was lead by officers, directors, synagogue representatives, and sisterhood representatives, and work with the Jewish Welfare Federation for funding, as well as with the Sisterhood of the Talmud Torah. It remains unclear the distinction between the Duluth Hebrew Institute and the Talmud Torah. The school appears to have been established some time in the 1930s. By 1941 they listed 74 total pupils -- 52 boys and 22 girls. Children of the ages of 6-9 were accepted.


0.20 Cubic Feet (one half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of administrative and board materials from the Duluth Hebrew Institute, a non-profit with a mission to promote Jewish education in the city of Duluth, Minnesota.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest in 1990 by Albert Baddin, who was on the board of the Duluth Hebrew Institute.

Duluth Hebrew Institute records, 1934-1959
Erin Smerage and Kate Dietrick
June 2017
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area