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Samuel Schwartz papers

Identifier: umja0112

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, programs, newsletters, meeting minutes and by-laws, written memoirs and transcripts of scientific talks given by Samuel Schwartz. All materials date between 1931 and 1997.


  • 1931-1997


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

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

Samuel Schwartz was born April 13, 1916 to Russian immigrants Morris Schwartz and Ida (Gorenberg) Schwartz. Samuel was raised in Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1938 with his B.S. and in 1943 with his M.D.; he later became a professor at the University in internal medicine. During World War II, Dr. Schwartz was part of the Manhattan Project. He is known for the Schwarzt-Watson test for porphyria - a group of abnormalities of hemoglobin production. He married Goldie Schwartz (1918-2003) in 1937. They had nine children. Schwartz was a strong supporter of Talmud Torah of Minneapolis and of the Zionist movement. He passed away in 1997.


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

Language of Materials



This collection contains materials related to Samuel Schwartz, a Jewish doctor from Minneapolis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest in 1998 by Goldie Schwartz.

Samuel Schwartz papers, 1931-1997
Erin Smerage and Kate Dietrick
August 2017
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area