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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


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.


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.



Collections are organized into the following lists:


Institutional records

Synagogue records and Rabbi personal papers

Personal and family papers

General and subject collections