Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

Plan Your Visit

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 diet0134@umn.edu 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

Scanning and photocopying is available for most materials, with the exception of restricted collections and items too fragile or sensitive to be copied.

Archives staff will provide photocopies of material at the researcher's expense when such duplication can be done without injury to the material and does not violate copyright restrictions or restrictions imposed by agreement with the donor. We do not duplicate entire archival collections, or all the text of individual books, manuscripts, or boxes of material. Use of personal copiers or scanners is prohibited. Researchers are welcome to bring digital cameras. For more information, see the ASC Copying and Scanning page.

Copies, including digital scans or PDFs, are provided for the researcher's personal use only and are not to be transferred to another individual or institution without the permission of the University of Minnesota Archives. Provision of copies does not constitute permission to publish.