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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 ascref@umn.edu 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.

 

You can search for materials in the search boxes below, or scroll down to view a list of links to collection guides for all of our collections. If you are interested in viewing materials, contact the archivist at umja@umn.edu.

 

Archival 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. Visit FAQ page on how to navigate guides.

 

Libraries catalog: Explore the University of Minnesota Libraries catalog for information about rare and special books, periodicals, and other publications held by the UMJA Archives.

 

To search digitized content from UMJA, visit the UMedia UMJA page.

 

Collections are organized into the following lists:

 

Institutional records

Synagogue records and Rabbi personal papers

Personal and family papers

General and subject collections