The Origin of the Arthur Cohen Library
The Arthur Cohen Library at the New
Mexico Foundation for Human Rights Projects was
founded in December, 2004, at the behest of Mr. Cohen’s daughters, following his death in November, 2004. Mr. Cohen had been a resident of Albuquerque since 1997, following his retirement from the Copper Development
Association in New York City, where he served as Manager of Standards and Safety Engineering.
Mr. Cohen, an avid reader, had accumulated
a very large library over the years. Among his last wishes was that his books
remain in New Mexico, to be used for educational purposes. His three
daughters contacted NMFHRP, and we are acting in their behalf to see that the bulk of Mr. Cohen’s collection is distributed
throughout the educational community in Albuquerque and throughout New
Books include collections of Holocaust and WWII, Civil War, and Winston Churchill; and large sets of books in the areas of world and
American history, science, and other subjects.
The distribution of the books takes two forms:
- NMFHRP Holocaust Teaching Trunks, which contain books from the Arthur Cohen Library, as well as books and multimedia
from NMFHRP’s own collection—these are loaned out for a specified period and returned to NMFHRP. (Note: Although not all trunks contain materials from the
Arthur Cohen Library, it is the contribution of the books that inspired the creation of the trunks. We make all of them available in his honor.)
- Donations/Endowments of books for permanent use at specific schools.
NMFHRP is honored to be selected as the recipient
and distributor of the Arthur Cohen Library. We hope that your school enjoys
and utilizes these books and that students enhance their education through association with this fine collection.