USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education

Address: 
Leavey Library, 650 West 35th Street, Suite 114
CA
United States
Contact: 
Phone: 
213-740-6001

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

The mission of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education is to overcome prejudice, intolerance and bigotry-and the suffering they cause-through the educational use of its visual history testimonies. The Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive contains nearly 52,000 videotaped interviews with witnesses to the Holocaust that were conducted in 56 countries and in 32 languages over the period 1994-2005. The c. 2,600 interviews which were gathered in Los Angeles relate to the experiences of Jewish Holocaust survivors who came to the city during and after World War II.

Regions covered: 
Europe; Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Burbank, San Fernando Valley, Pasadena

Management

Catalog System: 
A controlled vocabulary of index terms has been applied to specific time-codes of each video testimony. The digitized interviews can be searched and viewed using the Visual History Archive search tool. Biographical information about each interviewee is searchable through the Testimony Catalog search tool.
Repository: 
Yes
Loans to Outside?: 
No
Exhibited?: 
No