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Special Collections & Archives

Details about the three repositories held at the University of Roehampton: the main Foyle Special Collections & Archives, the Whitelands College Archive, and the Southlands College Archive

Jewish Resource Collection

‚ÄčThe Jewish Resource Centre Collection is a collection of theological, historical and pedagogical books. It is a collection of the Jewish Resource Centre which was founded in 1996 as a joint project between The Roehampton Institute School of Education and the local Jewish Community.  The aim of the Centre is to support Judaism and Jewish education and culture. 

The Collection consists of theological, historical and pedagogical texts that will be of interest to a wide range of study programmes including Religious Education, History, Social Sciences and Human Rights. The JRC collection also addresses the wider community and will be of use to Hebrew specialist, the Religious Education teacher, the member of the Jewish community and to the general reader interested in Judaism.



  • Reference books
  • Religious texts including books about the Torah and Jewish festivals
  • Judaism – study and teaching, practice and lifestyle
  • Jewish personalities including philosophers, politicians and other historical figures
  • Jewish literature, philosophy, art, music
  • Jewish history
  • Anti-Semitism and Holocaust – biographies, critical works and fiction
  • Israel – history, conflicts, travel

The collection is located on the second floor of the Library. Parts of it are on open access and can be viewed during the Library opening hours‚Äč. and some materials require supervised access. All books can be searched via the Library catalogue.