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Dorr Family collection

Identifier: umja0116

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials from the Workmen's Loan Association, Congregation Sons of Jacob, and programs, news clippings, and miscellaneous materials from other organizations and congregations.


  • 1929-1981

Language of Materials

Materials are mostly in English, with one records book in Yiddish.

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

Michael Dorr and his father Alex were active in several Jewish organizations. The Alex Dorr was active in the Workman's Loan Association and he and his wife ran a photography studio. Michael Dorr was active in B'nai B'rith, Jewish War Veterans, burial society, and several synagogues.


0.50 Cubic Feet (one legal size Hollinger box)


This collection consists of materials related to and donated by the Dorr family who were active Jewish community members in St. Paul, Minn.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by Bertha Dorr in 1991.
Dorr Family collection, 1929-1981
Erin Smerage
August 2017
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area