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Burton Burnstein papers, 1960-1994

Summary Information
Title: Burton Burnstein papers
Dates: 1960-1994
Creator: Burnstein, Burton
Extent: 2 boxes (0.60 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English.
Collection Number: umja0006
This collection consists of Burton Burnstein's papers which include administrative correspondence and memoranda, newsletters and brochures, program planning and scheduling all related to Camp Tikvah, a summer camp in Aitkin, Minnesota sponsored by the Minneapolis Jewish Community Center.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives.

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives; please contact the archives for more detailed copyright information.


The collection is listed below by folder title.

Historical Note

Camp Tikvah first opened its doors in 1947 in Aitkin, Minnesota, after a previous camp, Council Camp, was shuttered in Hinkley. Backed by the Minneapolis Jewish Community Center, the camp served Jewish children until its close in 1983. Offering sports, canoeing, horseback trips, and arts and dramatics, the summer camp provided a Jewish learning environment that was popular with Jewish youngsters from around the cities and across temples and synagogues. This collection consists of materials from Camp Tikvah from 1960 through 1994, when a camp reunion occured.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection includes administrative correspondence and memoranda from when Bernstein was first a camper, then a camp counselor in the early 1970s, up to when he was Program Director in the 1980s. Materials were organized chronologically by Burnstein when the collection was donated, however many of the more ephemeral materials remain undated.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Jewish camps
  • Camps
  • Religious camps
  • Organized camps
  • Summer camps
  • Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest
  • Jewish Community Center (Minneapolis)
  • Jewish Community Center
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Box 1
Camp newsletters, schedules and songbooks, 1968-1969, undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
Camp Engineering and Facilities Report, Budget, 1969-1971  Box 1 , Folder 2
JCC Newsletters, 1960-1961  Box 1 , Folder 3
Camp schedules, songbooks, awards and certificates, 1972  Box 1 , Folder 4
Camp schedules, bunk assignments, and certificates, 1973  Box 1 , Folder 5
Camp schedules, bunk assignments, and rosters of attendants, undated, 1974  Box 1 , Folder 6
Camp schedules, roster of attendants, and memoranda, undated, 1975  Box 1 , Folder 7
Camp schedules and roster of attendants, undated, 1976  Box 1 , Folder 8
Financial documents, Annual Survey of Resident Camps, and Master Site Plan for Retreat, Camping, and Recreation Center, 1976  Box 1 , Folder 9
Correspondence and roster of attendants, 1977  Box 2 , Folder 1
Materials on possible merger of Herzl and Camp Tikvah, 1978  Box 2 , Folder 2
Contracts for Employment, 1973-1981  Box 2 , Folder 3
Maps, miscellaneous handouts and crafts, undated  Box 2 , Folder 4
Camp schedules, rules, and roster of attendants, undated  Box 2 , Folder 5
Camp schedules, bunk assignments, awards and certificates, 1981  Box 2 , Folder 6
Administrative program and schedule planning and budget, 1981  Box 2 , Folder 7
Camp correspondence, publicity, and evaluations, 1980-1981  Box 2 , Folder 8
Camp counselor manual, 1973  Box 2 , Folder 9
Parent handbooks, undated, 1965-1971  Box 2 , Folder 10
Camp schedules, bunk assignments, and correspondence, 1973-1976  Box 2 , Folder 11
Administrative program planning and evaluations, undated, 1976  Box 2 , Folder 12
Administrative correspondence, memoranda, and reports, 1975-1978  Box 2 , Folder 13
Brochures and newsletters, 1974-1983  Box 2 , Folder 14
Camp reunion invitations and materials, 1994  Box 2 , Folder 15