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Kaner Family papers

Identifier: umja0157

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of materials dating between 1945 and 2001 and includes administrative business materials like receipts, correspondence, checks, invoices, inventories, and financial material; along with family materials like correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, newspaper articles, and tickets.

Note that some of these materials were in bound scrapbook pages when donated and have since been placed in folders.


  • 1945-2001

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

Hyman Kaner ran a boat business in Duluth, Minnesota on Lake Superior in the 1950s. He ran small commodity vessels (bum boats). The Harbor Excursion business began in 1959 with Ted Gozanski, Jimmy Oreck, and Hyman Kaner with boats named Streamliner and Flame that would give public boat tours of the Superior harbor. Hyman Kaner was born in 1906 and passed away in 1991. His wife Rose (Azemov) Kaner was born in 1909 and passed in 2007. They had two sons, Bernard and Jim.

Collection also includes photographs of Sol and Jessie (Wyner) Leader. Their daughter, Sharon (Leader) Kaner was married to Bernard Kaner.


0.80 Cubic Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of materials related to the Kaner family who owned businesses in Duluth, Minnesota.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated by Marc Roth and family in October 2018.

Kaner Family papers, 1945-2001
Kate Dietrick
January 2019
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area