University of Arizona

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Special Collections will close at 12 pm on Monday, December 5th for the event Satellites: bringing an astronomy archive to the stage.

Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives Audio Tapes Collection

 

This collection consists of audio cassette tapes which contain either interviews or lectures which are relevant to the history of Jews who settled in the American Southwest or to more general Jewish topics. The bulk of the tapes consists either of interviews with the descendants of pioneer Jewish families in this region or are recordings of accounts of prejudice (especially anti-Semitism) or intolerance which were given at the Anne Frank Exhibit's tolerance talks at Tucson's Jewish Community Center in September of 1995. Major topics of the testimonies given include prejudice against Jews, blacks, and homosexuals.

There are also two tapes with recordings of Sephardic songs and prayers in this collection.