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Louis Lerman papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0128

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Louis Lerman's autobiography "The Book of Lerman" as well as news clippings, correspondence, and other materials highlighting the career of Louis Lerman.

Dates

  • 1949-1978

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Copyright

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

Louis Lerman was a lawyer and leader in the Jewish community. Born in 1894 in Boston, he moved to St. Paul in 1916. He was active in Workmen's Circle, Postal Workers Credit Union, Group Health, Jewish Labor Committee and Minnesota Labor Committee for Human Rights. Due to his advocacy for American Indian rights he was adopted into the Ojibwe tribe in 1962. Lerman passed away in 1978.

Extent

0.40 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Overview

This collection consists of autobiographical materials and personal papers of Louis Lerman, a local Jewish leader and lawyer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by Mildred Lerman Mastbaum in 1989.

Related Materials

More materials can be found at the Minnesota Historical Society, Louis Lerman papers: http://www2.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00426.xml
Title
Louis Lerman papers, 1949-1978
Status
Completed
Author
Erin Smerage
Date
October 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-0192