The Virginia Holocaust Museum houses two separate research collections: the Carole Weinstein Holocaust Research Library and the Virginia Holocaust Museum Archives. The two departments are located on the second floor of the Museum in a state-of-the-art facility made possible by a generous grant from the Cabell Foundation.
Carole Weinstein Holocaust Research Library
The Carole Weinstein Holocaust Research Library houses thousands of books, videos, periodicals, manuscripts, photographs, documents, and oral history testimonies. Like the museum itself, the Library focuses on Holocaust studies, education, comparative genocide studies, and the sociology of intolerance. If you are interested in doing research in the Library please visit our policies page to learn more.
Virginia Holocaust Museum Archives
The VHM Archives contains thousands of documents, photographs, and artifacts from the Holocaust era. Serving as the artifact collection for the VHM, the Archives is also responsible for care and preservation of the exhibits.
The Carole Weinstein Holocaust Research Library is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). We encourage you to make an appointment before visiting by contacting Timothy Hensley.
The Virginia Holocaust Museum Archives is only available by appointment. If you wish to arrange a visit please contact Levette Smiley.