Megan Lewis: Using the Resources of the US Holocaust Museum in Your Research

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Date(s) - March 7, 2016
7:30 pm

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American Jewish University, Sperber Library

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Megan-Lewis-March-2016-198x200Using the Resources of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Your Research
Megan Lewis, Reference Librarian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum holds millions of pages of documents about individuals
and communities lost in the Holocaust. However, conducting research at the Museum can be challenging
because of the sheer volume and wide variety of resources available. This presentation will provide a
suggested framework on how to plan research at the Museum and demonstrate our Collections Catalog
available at http://collections.ushmm.org.  I will discuss how to use Archives collections, the Library’s
holdings, the International Tracing Service (ITS) records and other resources in family research. The
Museum now has much original material available from home, such as over 17,000 hours of oral histories
and several dozen archival collections. Both people new to Holocaust research and those who have
conducted research at the Museum before will learn tips to make their research smoother.