Expanding the Bookshelves of History

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:29am

USC Shoah Foundation hands off books on the Armenian Genocide to USC Doheny Library’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies collection.

Lynn Sipe, senior bibliographer and curator for the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Collection for Doheny Library, visited the Institute June 13 to pick up books and other resources on the Armenian Genocide

Because we recently received 400 digitized testimonies to the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Collection for Doheny Library asked our research staff to select books in both English and Armenian to enhance the library’s genocide collection. Members of our staff scoured local bookstores and hand selected editions that are historically significant.

The new Armenian Genocide book collection will be catalogued and then integrated into the library in the following months to be utilized for research purposes. These new resources will not only benefit student research here at USC, but also USC Shoah Foundation indexers and researchers, who will utilize the books while indexing and cataloguing the Armenian Genocide audiovisual testimonies. The collection will eventually be integrated into the Institute’s Visual History Archive.

Deanna Hendrick