Events & Exhibits - Fall 2001

Special Collections News

Special Collections has recently received the personal papers of Robert C. Moore. Mr. Moore was a student of the University from 1968 to 1972, attaining undergraduate degrees in English and Math and a 1976 graduate degree in Reading. As a student he was involved in a variety of activities and saved a great deal of material. Consequently, we hope that his collection will provide additional light and information about student life during the late 1960s early 1970s in the form of both official University publications as well as unofficial student publications and more personal documentation.
Weinberg Memorial Library is also pleased to announce that we have received the collection of Abe L. Plotkin. Mr. Plotkin served with the 384th Field Artillery, United States 3rd Army during World War II. He experienced, and photographed, the conditions in the Nazi concentration camp at Ohrdruf during its liberation. Furthermore, after the war, he became involved in efforts to provide aid to displaced persons and help them discover if other relatives had survived the war. He also helped displaced persons contact relatives living in the United States. During the ensuing decades, he collected additional publications and information about the Holocaust and has devoted considerable effort to teaching about the Holocaust and about tolerance to grammar school, high school, college, and adult classes and groups.
The Heritage Room of Weinberg Memorial Library will host an exhibit focusing on its Judaic related collections. Special Collections a noted journalist, a collection of rare Judaic books previously owned by Rabbi Emeritus Milton Richman, and also the Holocaust related collection of Abe Plotkin. The exhibit will open on October 1st and a reception will be held on October 28th at 2 pm. The exhibit will close December 17.
An exhibit on the history of men's basketball at the University Room during the Winter and Spring of 2002. The exhibit, comprised of the photographs and documents from the Athletic Department Collection held in the University Archives, will open on Jan. 21 and close on April 22.
The cover of Dachau, an apparently very rare publication produced by the U. S. 7th Army, edited by Colonel William W. Quinn, in 1945. Dachau was a history of the concentration camp and is an item in the Abe Plotkin collection.

Michael Knies

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