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About the Center

Holocaust CenterWelcome to The Thomas B. Murphy Holocaust Teacher Training and Resource Center, sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. The Center, which is located on the second floor of Ingram Library at the University of West Georgia (Carrollton, Georgia), is the only public institution of its kind wholly devoted to teacher training. The center is easily accessible to the teachers of the state and serves as a clearinghouse for materials and information from public and private agencies. The Holocaust Teacher Training and Resource Center is partnered directly with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. and the Association of Holocaust Organizations, as well as Yad Vashem in Israel. The Holocaust Teacher Training and Resource Center functions in cooperation with the University of West Georgia, the Board of Regents System, the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Public Broadcasting, regional education service agencies, the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, and individual school systems of the state of Georgia.

The Center includes a resource library, archives, and a media center. Books and videos are available for in-house use, and ongoing acquisitions will assure that the latest information on the Holocaust is available to Georgia's teachers. Curriculum development, teacher conferences, staff development seminars, a photographic and periodical collection, art exhibits, a speaker's bureau, portable historic and cultural exhibits, and teacher work areas are components of the Resource Center.

For more information about the history/origins of the center, please see the New Georgia Encyclopedia's biography of Tom Murphy, former Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Georgia General Assembly after whom the center was named, at http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1095.

To view the bill mandating the creation of the Georgia Center on the holocaust, please visit the following page: http://www.holocaust.georgia.gov/vgn/images/portal/cit_1210/10/60/26317605bill.doc.

For more information about the history of the Jewish community in Atlanta, please visit the following article in the New Georgia Encyclopedia:
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2731.

Ingram Library
Holocaust Teacher Training & Resource Center
Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple St - Carrollton, GA 30118-2000
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