Thursday, February 10, 2011

COLLEGE NEWS: Dr. Harran and Holocaust Library in Chronicle of Higher Education

At Chapman U., a Holocaust Library Keeps Memory Alive

Marilyn J. Harran is the first to say that a mid-sized Orange County university affiliated with the Disciples of Christ is an unlikely home for a Holocaust library, just as a religious-studies professor whose field is the 16th century and who isn’t Jewish is an unlikely Holocaust-library director. But that makes the library and museum that Ms. Harran has created on the fourth floor of the Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries building all the more striking, and gives the programs she has championed that much the more impact.

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