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Interfaith Tea Group records

Identifier: umja0113

Scope and Contents

This collection dates from 1955 to 2007 and consists of meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, invitations, photographs, and newsclippings from the Interfaith Program and Tea.


  • 1955-2007

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

In 1956, the B'nai B'rith Women invited the Saint Paul Area Church Women United to share in an Interfaith Tea. The first tea was at Sons of Jacob Synagogue in St. Paul, the second year it was held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Over the years, groups of women from other congregations, such as the Saint Paul Deanery of Catholic Women, joined the two groups, creating an annual opportunity for women of all faiths to have fellowship together and express their common witness to the community.

In 2007, the group celebrated it's 50th anniversary; the event, held at Temple of Aaron, was sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council, Church Women United, and the Council of Catholic Women. The date of the event, September 30th, 1997, was proclaimed Interfaith Day by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.


0.65 Cubic Feet (2 boxes -- 1 Hollinger box, 1 half-Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of administrative and publicity materials from the Interfaith Program and Tea, an event organized by the St. Paul Women's Interfaith committee.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest in 2008 by Sue Schwartz, on behalf of the St. Paul Women's Interfaith Committee.

Interfaith Tea Group records, 1955-2007
Erin Smerage
August 2017
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Collecting Area Details

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