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Jerry Weinberg papers

 Collection
Identifier: umja0141

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal and military materials from Jerry Weinberg as well as materials and memorabilia from the Weinberg Hardware Store. This includes: World War II diaries and photos; legal documents, photos and memorabilia from the Weinberg Hardware and its predecessors; and booklets about the West 7th Street neighborhood.

Dates

  • 1919-2004

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

Gerald "Jerry" Weinberg was born April 24, 1921 in St. Paul, Minnesota to parents Nathan and Ethel "Ann." He ran a hardware business with his father at 423 West Seventh Street in Saint Paul for years, called Weinberg Hardware and then Weinberg Brothers, Inc. A second store opened on Rice Street in Saint Paul where they sold appliances. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Signal Corps and entered active service in 1943 as a radio mechanic specialist but was eventually reclassified as a radio operator. He was stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines and eventually left active service in 1945.

Jerry passed away in 2007.

Extent

0.40 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Overview

This collection consists of personal and military materials from Jerry Weinberg as well as materials and memorabilia from the Weinberg Hardware Store in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jerry Weinberg to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest in 2002.

Related Materials

An oral history was conducted with Jerry Weinberg as part of the World War II Veterans Oral History Project. A digital copy and transcript can be found at: https://reflections.mndigital.org/catalog/jhs:866#/kaltura_audio
Title
Jerry Weinberg papers, 1919-2004
Status
Completed
Author
Erin Smerage
Date
May 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-0192