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Etheldoris Grais papers

Identifier: umja0122

Scope and Contents

This collection contains news clippings regarding Arnold Grais and Etheldoris Grais, board notes and handouts from the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, member polls on family origins from JHSUM members, board materials from the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, family reunion materials and cousins' club booklets, a B'nai B'rith Youth Organization booklet, the Pazernov family tree, research about the Hibbing, Minnesota community regarding Jewish immigration, and a history of Superior, Wisconsin.


  • Creation: 1915-2005

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

Etheldoris Stein Grais was born July 20, 1919 and grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota. She was married to Arnold Grais, a pharmacist, and together they ran several drug stores across the Iron Range. She was active in the Twin City Jewish community and was a renowned cook and cooking teacher. She was featured in the publication A Cook's Tour of Minnesota by Ann Burckhardt and From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways by Ellen F. steinberg and Jack H. Prost. She passed away on February 23, 2013.


0.40 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of personal and administrative materials related to and from Etheldois Grais, a Jewish woman who lived on the Iron Range in Northern Minnesota.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by Etheldoris Grais between 2004 and 2006.

Etheldoris Grais papers, 1915-2005
Erin Smerage
September 2017
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area