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Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery records

Identifier: umja0171

Scope and Contents

The collection includes administrative materials of the cemetery organizations, including the ladies auxiliary, and includes: constitution and by-laws; monthly budgets, receipts, and financial logs; payment logs; and cemetery plot lists. A number of items are bound ledger books. Materials date between 1923 and 2004.


  • 1923-2004

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 cemetery first began in 1924 as the Chesed Shel Emes Free Burial Society for the Poor. Over the years the cemetery combined with others: in 1967 the cemetery combined with Herzl Memorial Park, in 1977 with the Workmen's Circle Cemetery Association, and in 1981 they finally merged with a Jewish congregation, Adath Jeshurun Congregation. At that point the cemetery changed its name to Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery. The cemetery is located at 3740 Winnetka Avenue North in Crystal, Minnesota, just north and west of downtown Minneapolis.

Citation of source: Adath Jeshurun Congregation. "Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery." February 2022.


1.0 Cubic Feet (3 boxes -- 1 Hollinger, 1 half Hollinger, 1 oversize box)

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This collection consists of the administrative materials of Adath Chesed Shel Emes cemetery, a Jewish cemetery located in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis that dates back to 1924.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by members of the Adath Chesed Shel Emes cemetery association in February 2021.

Related Materials

For materials related to Adath Jeshurun Congregation, including materials from the Chevra Kavod Hamet (Society to Honor the Deceased), view the Adath Jeshurun Congregation records (umja0014).

Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery records, 1923-2004
Kate Dietrick
February 2022
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Collecting Area Details

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