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Research Visits

The Museum welcomes writers, researchers, and others interested in taking advantage of the multitude of educational resources available on a number of subjects, including the Holocaust, Survivor stories, genocide, racism and discrimination, and more.

Schedule Your Collections Research Visit

We ask that you schedule your research visit so that our team can help direct you to the resources that will be beneficial to you. Please provide us with:

  • A selection of dates and times you are available
  • The topic or focus of your research
  • The type of items you’re interested in viewing

Library Resources for Writers and Researchers

Visiting scholars can take advantage of the Museum’s extensive library collection featuring the largest archive of Holocaust Survivor testimonies in the world. Our library features:

  • More than 52,000 Survivor testimonies collected for Steven Spielberg’s Survivor of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
  • Holocaust Encyclopedias
  • Anthologies of European ghettos and resistance movements
  • 16 computers for visitor research
  • One of Dr. David Boder’s original oral recorders (developed at the Illinois Institute of Technology by Marvin Camras) used in the IIT Voices of the Holocaust Project
  • More than 13,000 selections of adult and juvenile fiction, non-fiction, and reference titles
  • Hundreds of videos and multimedia resources
  • A large periodical collection including current journals

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