This panel explores the history of library collections by and for the "refugee scholars" leaving fascist Europe in the 1930s for the United States. These refugees relied upon and subsequently came to play significant roles in shaping American academic libraries and research institutions. Our discussions will investigate questions such as how these collections came to be, what does it mean to be a refugee and a scholar, how American higher education was shaped by this wave of scholars, and how academic libraries and collections have traditionally supported these new audiences and how they can continue to do so today.
Panel speakers are Sem Sutter, (University of Chicago Library), presenting on the Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica; Michaella Ullmann (University of Southern California Libraries), presenting on the Lion Feuchtwanger Memorial Library; and Ann Millin (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum), presenting on the Gabrielle Simon Edgcomb Collection documenting Edgcomb’s project to interview refugees from Nazi Europe in the 1930s-40s who were hired by historically black colleges and universities in the United States.
Meeting Type: Forum/Update/Assembly
Type of Library: Academic, Research Library
Cost: Included with full conference registration.