LaBudde | Suzanne Statland Collection in Holocaust Studies
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The Suzanne Statland Collection in Holocaust Studies was created in 1991 when Dr. Harry Statland established an endowment in honor of his late wife, a researcher and collector on the subject. Focusing on the rise and reign of Nazism and the ensuing Holocaust, the collection consists of published and manuscript material such as books, periodicals, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, photographs, news clippings, reports, interviews and oral histories, and propaganda and miscellaneous items. Primary resources and other archival material are housed in the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections; these items may be consulted on-site in the department's Reading Room.
Related secondary resources located in the general stacks of the UMKC Miller Nichols Library, much of which can be checked out, include books, periodicals, government documents, microforms, and music and audiovisual material. Search the UMKC Library Catalog (MERLIN) using the subject heading: Holocaust, Jewish, 1939-1945.
The Holocaust Research Guide is a bibliography of works compiled from selected material in the Statland Collection in Holocaust Studies and other related research collections in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Libraries.
Online resources include the Truman Library's Student Research File, which contains several topics related to Nazism and the Holocaust: The Recognition of the State of Israel; The War Crimes Trials at Nuremberg; and the Plight of Displaced Persons in Europe following World War II. (LaBudde Special Collections Department houses photocopies of these and other Student Research File collection documents, courtesy of the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, and can be consulted on-site in the department's Reading Room.)
For further information on Suzanne Statland, consult the Suzanne Statland Papers, housed at the State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center - Kansas City (formerly Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City).
Suzanne Statland lived most of her life in the Kansas City area. She graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor's degree in English literature and earned her Master's degree in history from Harvard University-Radcliffe College and the University of Kansas. Statland volunteered at Kansas City's Human Relations Department and was involved in several Kansas City area historical, social and educational groups, including the Friends of the UMKC Library, where she was a co-founder and past president; Historic Kansas City Foundation, Landmarks Commission, and the Kansas City Arts Commission. Statland was a practicing psychotherapist for fifteen years prior to her death from cancer in 1990.