Dr. Norman Drachler, a scholar of Jewish Education and State/Church relations, donated his book collection to ASU Library in 2000. All the collection items are searchable via the Catalog, including 87 rare pamphlets housed in Special Collecitons.
The Edward and Mae M. Zipperstein Collection of 10,000 volumes was the largest gift collection ever recorderd at Hayden Library. The Zipperstein Collection is particularly strong in the following areas: Judaism, Biblical Studies, Jewish history, Jewish sermons, history of Zionism, and Hebrew. There are many non-Judaica items as well, especially in the areas of Philosophy, Religious Studies and Christianity.
Yemani Torah Scroll
This 22" tall, uneven scroll of the Hebrew Torah was scribed in a Jewish Scriptorium, probablyin in the late 18th or very early 19th century. Please make arrangements with Luhrs Reading Room for access.
The Holocaust Memorial Book Collection includes more than 200 rare books published by Holocaust survivors after WWII. Essays, images, and memoirs are all that left from small towns and their Jewish populations in Eastern Europe after the destruction. English, Yiddish, Hebrew, Spanish - these are some of the languages that chronicle the history of these towns.