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Educational Resource Center

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About the ERC

The Charles and Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center (ERC) provides research and instruction materials, media, and equipment geared toward teacher education majors. The ERC is located on the second floor of the Dunbar Library. We welcome all users to browse and study in this collection area.

The ERC collection includes:

  • Professional Collection—Professional books for classroom instruction, fieldwork and research, picture books for children, and nonfiction materials to support the K–12 curriculum
  • Non-Print Collection—Kits, puzzles, games, models, puppets, media and DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and more
  • Textbook Collection—K–12 textbooks in a variety of subjects
  • Dayton Holocaust Resource Center

ERC materials are included in the University Libraries' catalog. Most items circulate and may be borrowed by Wright State students, faculty, staff, and others; some materials are restricted to in-library use.

Additional recommended resources for education majors can be found on the Education research guide.

Media Equipment

The ERC provides visual and/or audio materials for instructional purposes. These materials are accessible to all. For more information or questions, Ask Us.

Equipment in the ERC includes:

  • Computers with a variety of software
  • Color printing, copying, and scanning
  • Ellison die cuts
  • Matte and paper cutters
  • READ Poster software (available for checkout)
  • Button maker
  • Comb binding
  • Awards maker
  • Cold laminator
  • Thermal laminator
  • Cricut

Individuals may bring their own supplies to use with some of the equipment or purchase supplies from the first floor circulation desk. For help with any of this equipment, schedule an appointment with our STAC staff.

Dayton Holocaust Resource Center

A gift from the Frydman family, the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center is housed within the Charles and Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center (ERC). This nationally recognized collection of materials about the Holocaust, modern genocides, racism, and bullies/bullying includes books for the scholarly student and the K–12 classroom; curriculum guides; and non-print items such as films, audiobooks, and kits. It is one of the most extensive collections of its kind in the Midwest. Search for items in the DHRC collection in the libraries' catalog.

Most of the DHRC items are available for local checkout or may be borrowed through the OhioLINK catalog. Those in Ohio who are not affiliated with OhioLINK may request these materials through OhioLINK using the Ohio public library’s SearchOhio service. Requests to purchase new DHRC collection materials can be made using our New Materials Request form.

Of special interest in the DHRC collection is Faces of the Holocaust, a unique series of interviews produced by the DHRC through Wright State University. These interviews include not only eyewitness accounts of Holocaust survivors, liberators, protectors of Holocaust Jews, and observers, but also stories told by their descendants. For more information, see the Faces of the Holocaust curriculum guide for teachers.