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Maddy Braufman papers

Identifier: umja0125

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials on B'nai B'rith District 6 including: member lists, newsclippings, newsletters, president's reports, and photos; recipes by Rose Gottlieb and Braufman's mother; speeches written by Maddy Braufman; correspondence; photographs; certificates; materials about women in World War II; and an article about Harvey Mackay from the University of Minnesota alumni magazine and a copy of Mackay's speech.


  • 1930-2007


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

Madalyn "Maddy" Braufman was born in Minneapolis in 1921 to Jack and Rose Gottleib. For a time Maddy's family lived in various small towns in North Dakota working in various shops. She graduated from North High School and attended the University of Minnesota where she studied sociology. During World War II she spent time as a WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). She married Julius "Jules" Braufman in 1946 and they had two daughters, Randi and Janie. Maddy was involved with B'nai B'rith, serving as Vice President and President for the St. Paul chapter and eventually served on the national board of directors.


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of materials related to Maddy Braufman's involvement with B'nai B'rith, an international Jewish advocacy group.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by Madalyn Braufmanat various points between 1992 and 2007.

Maddy Braufman papers, 1930-2007
Erin Smerage
October 2017
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Collecting Area Details

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