Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives collects and makes available materials documenting the lives of Jewish communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and western Wisconsin.

Welcome

Collections in the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives are open to the public and accessible at Elmer L. Andersen Library as part of the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

The collections document the lives of Upper Midwest Jewish communities from the mid-19th century to the present. This includes the everyday lives of families, Jewish-run businesses, religious communities, and advocacy organizations. Materials include books, institutional administrative records, synagogue records, rabbi's papers, family papers, correspondence, personal publications, scrapbooks, moving images, and photographs.

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Search collections

Collection guides
Use collection guides (or finding aids) that describe a collection of archival records, personal papers, or manuscripts to locate material for your research. The guide may be a brief summary or a detailed description and inventory.
Digital collections
Search our digital collections of photographs, oral histories, newspapers, and select items from archival collections in the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives.
Libraries catalog
Explore the University of Minnesota Libraries catalog for information about rare and special books, periodicals, and other publications held in the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives.

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Explore the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

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Visit

Hours
Today
Closed
Sun, Nov 28
Closed
Mon, Nov 29
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue, Nov 30
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed, Dec 1
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Note: Appointments are required to visit the reading room within these hours.
More Andersen Library hours

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Give to the collection

Help continue to preserve the history of Jewish communities in the Upper Midwest; consider a financial donation to the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, or learn more about material donations.

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