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Samuel Sloane papers

Identifier: umja0108

Scope and Contents

Materials date between 1935 and 1996, consisting primarily of newsletters, publicity, correspondence, and meeting minutes from the Jewish War Veterans of the United States. Other materials include: newsletters, publications, and administrative materials from B'nai B'rith and materials from Samuel Sloane.


  • 1935-1996

Conditions Governing Access

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


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Biographical / Historical

Samuel Sloane was born in 1915 to parents Max and Gusta. He had three children with his wife Sylvia, and lived in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He served as an Army medic in World War II in military operations across North Africa, the Middle East, and India, having volunteered for service in 1941. Later in his life he was very active with the Jewish War Vets. He passed away in 2002.

The Jewish War Veterans trace their history back to 1896 when they were formed by an act of Congress to counter the anti-Jewish propaganda after the Civil War; they are the oldest active veterans organization in the United States. The JWV acts as the "patriotic voice of American Jewry" advocating for Jewish veterans rights as well as serving as a social club. The JWV serve at hospitals, fight for the legislative rights of veterans, and had social programs including bowling, softball, dances, and general outings. The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Department of Minnesota, was organized in 1946 under the leadership of I.E. Gottleib and Jack Meyers, although the St. Paul Post was establised earlier, in 1936. Sam Sloane was active with the JWF Saint Paul Post 162 and served as Commander.


2.3 Cubic Feet (2 Paige boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains materials collected by Samuel Sloane, reflecting his participation with organizations such as the Jewish War Veterans of the United States and B'nai B'rith, along with miscellaneous personal materials.


Series 1: Jewish War Veterans of the United States

Series 2: B'nai B'rith

Series 3: Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by Samuel Sloane in 1991.
Samuel Sloane papers, 1935-1996
Kate Dietrick
July 2017
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Collecting Area Details

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