Donate your treasures

As we often say, “The treasure is in your attic!” Make your family’s story and keepsakes a permanent link in the chain of Jewish history.

Your donation will be carefully preserved, cataloged and made available for exhibits, education and scholarly research in order that Jewish ways of life will be known today and for generations to come.

Contact us or call 952-381-3360 to discuss your materials.

What we collect:

  • Memoirs, diaries, correspondence and documents relating to Jewish life in the Upper Midwest region

  • Family histories, genealogies and records from Upper Midwest Jewish homes

  • Newspapers, magazines, books and substantial news clippings about Upper Midwest Jewish activities

  • Oral history tapes, videos and other recordings relating to Jewish life in the region

  • Photographs of all sorts (especially those identifying names, places, date and occasion)

  • Selected artifacts (yearbooks, menus from Jewish-owned restaurants and more)

  • Selected records of regional Jewish-owned businesses

What we don't collect:

  • Materials with no connection to the Upper Midwest Jewish community

  • Plaques and award certificates

  • Meeting notices

  • Routine thank-you letters and notes

  • Financial records

All items offered for donation to the Archives will be reviewed by staff to determine if they fulfill the needs of the collection, do not duplicate existing items and can be adequately cared for by the archive.

Eloise and Elliot Kaplan Family Jewish History Center

Jay and Rose Phillips Building | Barry Family Campus

4330 S. Cedar Lake Road | Minneapolis, MN 55416

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