The USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive is currently available to the public in its entirety at 43 institutions in 12 countries. At these sites, researchers have access to all 51,682 testimonies, along with searchable cataloguing and indexing data for each testimony. The Archive User Manual and Keyword Thesaurus may be useful resources for those who plan to conduct research at these sites.
Subsets of the Institute’s archive are available to the public at over 100 sites worldwide.
To find the site nearest you and to set up a research visit, please see the locator page.
Members of the public can search the indexing data associated with all the testimonies on the internet through the Institute's Visual History Archive Online (VHA Online) application. In addition, a selection of more than 1100 English-language testimony videos are viewable in the VHA Online. Testimony videos not viewable in the VHA Online can be viewed onsite at 43 institutions in 12 countries.
If your institution is currently connected to the Institute’s Visual History Archive (VHA), you can find the archive’s homepage at http://vha.usc.edu. (Note: You must be connected to your institution's network. Please see the System Requirements on the Log In page of the VHA application for specific browser and operating system requirements.)
If your institution is interested in connecting to the entire Visual History Archive or acquiring testimony copies, please visit the Testimony Services page for further information.
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