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 research material of the Abrahamic Center comprises the Tolerance Resource Collection and is housed in the Clara Fritzsche Library.
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 access the Center’s extensive collection of books, DVDs, videos, educational curriculum guides, periodicals, multimedia resources, maps, posters and photographs. Through the generosity of the Kocevar family, the donation of Ms. Kocevar’s books and research related to the Holocaust forms the cornerstone of the collection.
Use of the collection is open to the general public. Most materials circulate to individuals with a valid library account, OhioLINK or SearchOhio library card. Please check with a librarian to set up a library account or to become a guest patron.
The Tolerance Resource Collection of the Abrahamic Center is open during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. 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.