USC Shoah Foundation Institute VHA


The University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive is a video archive of testimonials from Holocaust survivors, witnesses and liberators. An important historical resource, the archive includes nearly 52,000 video testimonies collected in 32 languages and from 56 countries by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

In 2006, RENCI took the lead in reaching an agreement to bring this valuable historic archive to North Carolina campuses by providing enterprise servers, local storage space, technical support, the necessary bandwidth to use the archive and a Web front end to enable easy access to its contents. RENCI agreed to host a portion of the video testimonies, which gave the UNC Chapel Hill campus access to the entire archive. Access has since been expanded and today the archive is available to faculty, staff and students at UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Greensboro, Duke University, and NC State University. The general public may access the archive from any of these four campus networks. The archive is an important historical resource that can enhance many fields of learning and research, including history, language, literature, art and the sciences.


  • State of North Carolina
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • Duke University
  • North Carolina State University
  • UNC Greensboro


  • USC Shoah Foundation Institute
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Duke University
  • North Carolina State University

Project Team

  • Karen Green, project leader
  • Joe E. Hope
  • Jim Mahaney

USC Shoah Foundation Institute – Visual History Archive