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Lois Devitt papers

Identifier: umja0129

Scope and Contents

This colleciton consists of meeting minutes, budget materials, board materials, projects and programs from the Women's Division of the United Jewish Fund and Council, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Anti-Defamation League, and other organizations in which Lois Devitt participated in throughout her life. Materials date between 1946 and 1995.


  • Creation: 1946-1995

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

Lois Devitt was an active member of various Twin Cities Jewish social service organizations. Born Lois Gilbert in Minneapolis, she graduated from Washburn High School in 1947 and attended the University of Minnesota where she was president of Sigma Delta Tau. She married Sherman Devitt and had children Nancy, Gary, and Jay. She was involved with the Women's division of the United Jewish Fund and Council (UJFC) and worked as the project coordinator of the UJFC publication "We Rolled Up Our Sleeves" along with Marilyn Chiat and Chester Proshan. Lois served on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Community Relations Council and was a president of the National Council for Jewish Women. Lois passed away in July 2019.


0.40 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box)

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This collection contains administrative and board materials from Jewish advocacy and social service organizations that Louis Devitt was involved with in the Twin Cities.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by Louis Devitt in 1998.

Lois Devitt papers, 1946-1995
Erin Smerage
October 2017
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Collecting Area Details

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