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Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives:
A Guide to Resources in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia

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Lists of Entries: District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives

Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW
Washington, DC 20024-2150
Telephone Number: (202) 488-6113
Fax Number: (202) 479-9726
Contact Persons: Henry Mayer, Chief Archivist
Email Address:[email protected]

Access Policies

Hours of Service:
Monday--Friday 10:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.
Federal holidays/Yom Kippur Closed
Open to the public: Yes
Photocopying:: Yes
Interlibrary loan: No

The Archives has a registration system. Users must have photoidentification to use the Archives.

Reference Policy:
The Archives accepts limited telephone and mail reference questions.
Borrowing Privileges:
Not a lending library.
OCLC, FEDLINK, Association of Jewish Libraries, RLG. The Archives contributes its cataloging records to RLIN.
Background Note:
The Holocaust Memorial Council was established in 1980. The Archives was founded in 1989, and opened to the public in 1993.
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Description of Collections

Archives, Manuscripts, correspondence and oral histories:
The Archives has approximately two millions pages of documents and 4,000 rolls of microfilm as well as 5,200 oral histories on video and audiotape. The subject emphases of these collections focus on the Holocaust, victim groups including Jehovah's Witnesses, and the art, music and poetry relating to the Holocaust and religious persecution. One will also find the personal papers of survivors and liberators.

The catalog can be searched here:
Vertical Files:
The Archives has about 100 boxes of recent newspaper clippings of articles and exhibit information related to the Holocaust. The vertical file is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Subject Headings

Anti-Semitism; Catholic Church; Germany--Religion--1933-1945; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jehovah's Witnesses--Nazi persecution; Jewish art; Jewish literature; Jewish music; Jewish poetry; Jewish refugees; Jews--Persecutions; Jews--Social life and customs; Judaism; Religious persecution


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum [Online]. Available HTTP. URL Accessed February 1997. N.p., 1972.

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