Plan Your Visit

Until further notice, the University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections are open by appointment only and appointments are limited to UMN affiliates. Appointments must be made one week in advance of your visit to enable us to page and quarantine collection materials before use.

Please contact for assistance or, if known, the curator of the collecting area you wish to use. We will continue to provide scans of requested research materials whenever possible, especially for our non-campus clientele.


How to Make an Appointment

The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives is open to the public and can be viewed in the reading room in Elmer L. Andersen Library. However, due to staffing levels and the location of the materials, an appointment is strongly recommended to view the archives. To make an appointment, please contact the Assistant Archivist, Kate Dietrick, at or at 612-625-0192. If you are unable to visit the Archives in person, you are welcome to contact us regarding material that can be scanned or photocopied and sent to you.

Hours and Location

The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives is located in the Elmer L. Andersen Library on the west bank of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Elmer L. Andersen Library Address: 320 Andersen Library 222 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455 Reading Room hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Campus map showing location of Elmer L. Andersen Library Further directions, building hours, and parking information are available on the Andersen Library visitor information page.

Photocopies and Scans

While we can provide scanning and photocopying for most materials (with the exception of restricted collections), we do have a cap of 75 copies/scans per researcher at a cost of $0.25 per copy/scan. Because of this we strongly encourage you to bring your personal digital camera to take your own copies of materials. Should you require more than 75 pages of photocopies and you do not have the ability to take photos, materials will be sent to our Digital Library Services department. Copies are provided for the researcher's personal use only and are not to be transferred to another individual or institution without the permission. Provision of copies does not constitute permission to publish. We do not duplicate entire archival collections, or all the text of individual books, manuscripts, or boxes of material. For more information, see the ASC Copying and Scanning page.