The Tolerance Resource Collection of The Abrahamic Center is located in the Clara Fritzsche Library and is open during regular library hours (9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday during the semester; hours change during some holidays and breaks). Librarians are available to answer reference questions. For more information contact Karen Zoller, library director, at 216.373.5266.
The Tolerance Resource Collection of The Abrahamic Center
Clara Fritzsche Library
Notre Dame College
4545 College Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44121
Phone: 216.373.5267 or
Toll Free: 1.877.632.6446
Initiated as the Tolerance Resource Center in 1994 by former faculty member and alumna Margaret Kocevar ’90 (1969-1996), what is now known as The Abrahamic Center is designed to provide students, faculty, scholars and members of the greater community with the opportunity to understand and appreciate issues of racial, cultural and religious diversity in the world around them. The Tolerance Resource Collection is where the research material of The Abrahamic Center is housed.
Ms. Kocevar, with the assistance of Sister Mary Louise Trivison, SND, professor of theology, envisioned a center that would become a local and regional headquarters for research, outreach and education on the Holocaust, anti-bias issues and diversity. In addition, researchers, authors, historians and interested individuals can obtain information through the use of technology, including a computer with access to the Internet and various online services, and videos, visual arts and documentaries. A videocassette recorder and monitor are also available for viewing purposes.
The collection houses a variety of books, educational curriculum guides, periodicals, multimedia resources, maps, posters and photographs. The Kocevar family has been generous in contributing Ms. Kocevar’s collection of material and research related to the Holocaust.
Most materials may only be used within the Tolerance Resource Collection reading room. Some materials may be checked out. Please check with a librarian to become a guest patron of the library.