Literature of the Holocaust
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New Acquisition in Holocaust Literature
NCSU LIBRARIES RECEIVES RUDNER HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COLLECTION
The NCSU Libraries announces the acquisition of the Lawrence S. Rudner Holocaust Memorial Collection of books and private papers that document the teaching and writing career of the late Dr. Lawrence Rudner, a long-time professor in the Department of English at NC State. The collection, donated by Rudner's widow Lauren, will be located in the D. H. Hill Library. Books and videotapes of the collection will be integrated into the Libraries' general holdings while manuscripts and research materials will be available for study in the Special Collections Department. Rudner died from a brain tumor this past May at the age of forty-eight.
The collection contains more than 1,900 books and videotapes, as well as unfinished manuscripts and research materials reflecting Rudner's extensive investigations into European Jewish culture and the Holocaust. It also includes a significant number of books on journalism and film, research areas of interest to Rudner. Scholars of European Jewish culture, the Holocaust, and World War II will find useful materials in the collection. Although chiefly secondary materials, the manuscript collection reflects a unique accumulation of difficult-to-find resources on the Jewish experience before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Access to the book holdings will be available through the Libraries' online information system in spring 1996. A description of the manuscripts and research materials will be available in the information system as well, with a detailed printed description in the Special Collections reading room or through the NCSU Libraries Webbed Information System at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/archives/
To support development and growth of the book collection, the NCSU Libraries has established the Lawrence S. Rudner Holocaust Memorial Endowment. Proceeds from the endowment will provide funds to purchase additional publications on the Holocaust. Donations to the endowment can be made through the Friends of the Library, NCSU Libraries, Box 7111, Raleigh, NC 27695.
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