Levy-Loewenstein Holocaust Collection at Greensboro College
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Levy-Loewenstein Holocaust Collection

The Collection

The Levy-Loewenstein Holocaust Collection comprises over 1,600 items including books, art, and artifacts pertaining to the Holocaust and related subjects. This collection is housed in the James Addison Jones Library on the campus of Greensboro College and was created through a gift from Richard Levy, a former trustee, and his wife Jane in memory of their parents.

The Levy-Loewenstein Holocaust Collection is both a growing and highly accessible collection. The collection’s total item count has steadily increased over the last 5 years–increases coming from both purchases as well as generous donations. All of the collection’s books circulate and are available to Greensboro College students, faculty, and staff, as well as to select other libraries locally and around the world through library borrowing agreements and via interlibrary loan.

Holocaust & Genocide Studies Course

In Spring 2017 the College added a course on Holocaust and Genocide Studies that depends heavily on the materials found in the collection. The Library works closely with the course’s instructors to ensure that the collection consistently meets their needs. Instructors have offered many great recommendations for the expansion of the collection. The Holocaust and Genocide Studies course has been an ideal opportunity to grow the profile of the collection both on and off campus. Since students in the course can be community members that aren’t otherwise affiliated with the College, there has been a tangible opportunity to grow the collection’s profile in the wider Greensboro community.

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.