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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. 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