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Visual History Archive from the Shoah Foundation Institute: FAQ

Guide to using the Visual History Archive from the Shoah Foundation Institute at the Northwestern University Library.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who may access the Visual History Archive through the Northwestern University Library?
    The Visual History Archive is available to anyone who is has a Northwestern NetID and password or a guest NetID and password.
  2. I am not affiliated with Northwestern University, and do not have a Northwestern NetID and password. Can I see any of the content in the Visual History Archive from outside of the Northwestern Library?
    A person not affiliated with Northwestern University will need to visit the Northwestern University Library, obtain a guest pass, and then access this resource through a Library computer.
  3. Can I download the video interviews to my computer and save them for future use?
    The Visual History Archive videos can only be accessed through the Visual History Archive interface and cannot be saved to computer hard drives or storage devices.

For more information

For more assistance with the Visual History Archive please contact the reference department at:
Phone: 847-491-7656
E-mail: vha@northwestern.edu