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Jewish Population Studies collection

Identifier: umja0137

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of studies and reports, bound and unbound, on paper, and date between 1936 and 2005.


  • 1936-2005

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

The Jewish communities of the Twin Cities can date back to when Minnesota was first a territory -- the first Jewish congregation was founded in 1856, before Minnesota was a state. The reports and surveys in this collection mostly center around Minnesota, Minneapolis, and Twin Cities Jewish communities and their needs regarding recreation for community centers, location within the Cities, religious beliefs and religious education, and more. The majority of the studies are conducted by local Jewish community organizations.


1.15 Cubic Feet (1 Paige box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of population studies of local and national Jewish communities that were collected by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest over a number of years.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was compiled by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest as a general reference collection. It is unclear how these materials were collected or donated to the Society.

Jewish Population Studies collection, 1936-2005
Erin Smerage
February 2018
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area