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National Council of Jewish Women, Minnesota section records

Identifier: umja0169

Scope and Contents

This collection consists mostly of photographs, but also includes slides, scrapbook pages, VHS tapes, correspondence, and ephemera.


  • 1935-2007


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 National Council of Jewish Women is the oldest Jewish women's volunteer organization in the United States, established in 1893 . Chapters opened up in Minneapolis and Saint Paul that same year. The two branches merged in the 2000s and remains active today. More information can be found on their website at


3.94 Cubic Feet (4 boxes -- 3 Paige boxes, 1 oversized box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of administrative materials and photographs from the National Council of Jewish Women, Minnesota section.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Beth Gendler, Executive Director, on behalf of the Minneapolis section of the National Council of Jewish Women, in January 2020.

Related Materials

NCJW had two sections in Minnesota before they merged into one Minnesota section -- there was a Minneapolis section and a St. Paul section. View those collections -- National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Minneapolis section records (umja0037) and National Council of Jewish Women, St. Paul section records (umja0048) for more materials.

National Council of Jewish Women, Minnesota section records, 1935-2007
Kate Dietrick and Hannah Mallek
March 2021
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area