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Dutch and Naomi Kastenbaum papers

Identifier: umja0123

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, news clippings, photographs, certificates, plays, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and board materials dating between 1909 and 2002.


  • 1909-2002


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

Naomi (Berman) Kastenbaum (1918-2002) was a social worker and long-time community leader with the Women's Division of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation as well as the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest. She grew up in Minneapolis, attended North High School and the University of Minnesota before moving to New York in 1943. There she met Dutch; they returned to Minnesota in 1967.

Abraham "Dutch" Kastenbaum was born in 1906 and grew up in New York; he earned the nickname Dutch as a teenager from his basketball teammates. He was educated at New York University and served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945. He worked for 45 years as an outreach worker and executive for social service agencies. He was active in the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and had a radio program on senior affairs called Senior Forum which was shown on Channel 9 KMSP television each Saturday for 24 years. Dutch passed away in 1997.


0.80 Cubic Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of personal materials from the lives of Abraham "Dutch" and Naomi Kastenbaum.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest in 2004 by Judy Goldfein.

Dutch and Naomi Kastenbaum papers, 1909-2002
Erin Smerage
September 2017
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area