The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest is the bridge that connects our past with future generations. Founded in 1984, the purpose of the Society is to promote the vitality and continuity of Jewish culture in the Upper Midwest through preservation, interpretation, and education. We've moved to two locations: Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota Twin City Campus houses our archives. Our offices, photography, oral history and genealogy collections are located at the Eloise and Elliot Kaplan Family Jewish History Center, J. Phillips Building, Barry Family Campus, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road in Minneapolis. At the Andersen Library, an archivist is present on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the collection may be used during open library hours, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.