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Jewish Studies Collections Will Expand Thanks to Littauer Foundation Grant

Photograph of books in HebrewA grant of $25,000 from the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation will help to build collections in the field of Jewish studies at the UNC Libraries.

In 2004, the Foundation awarded $100,000 to the Library in order to support the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, which UNC had established the year before. In its first decade, the Center has grown substantially, adding an undergraduate major and faculty with diverse research interests. The latest grant will meet the Center’s expanded need for library materials.

Priorities for the grant funding are:

  • Films and multimedia in Hebrew, Yiddish, and English;
  • Jewish studies works published in Spain and Latin America, with a particular emphasis on Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba; and
  • Books in Hebrew, especially contemporary literature and reference materials such as encyclopedias and dictionaries.

For information about global studies collections at the University Library, contact Deputy University Librarian Carol Hunter, at cfhunter@email.unc.edu , (919) 962-1301.

To make a gift to the Library, contact Associate Director of Library Development Emily Silverman, at essilver@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-3437.

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