M.A. in School and Public Librarianship
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Holocaust memorials--United States; Museums and schools; Social sciences--Study and teaching
Library and Information Science
There are almost three hundred Holocaust museums/centers in the United States whose precise function is unclear. This study of 131 participants was concerned with what materials/resources were in their collection and what educational programs were offered. The electronic mail survey also asked: Who is able to use their collection? Who uses it most frequently? Where do they get funding? What is their main objective: preserve history or educate the public? The results showed that United States Holocaust museums/centers see themselves as responsible for education and furthering public understanding of the Holocaust. There are different angles future research about the relationship between libraries and museums/centers could take. While the Holocaust may be in the past, this study has shown that U. S. Holocaust museums/centers are destined to keep the memory of its victims alive and to continually educate the public, keeping it current history instead.
Peterson, Christie, "The educational role of United States Holocaust museums/centers" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 1355.