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Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University Library

The University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections is an access site for the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University Library.

As an access site, Special Collections provides streaming access to the Fortunoff Video Archive through a secure workstation onsite in the Reading Room or remotely via the University of Arizona's VPN client

Special Collections holds master videocassettes of seven testimonies conducted in 1990 by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona in partnership with Yale’s Fortunoff Video Archive. These testimonies can be viewed on the Fortunoff Video Archive's Aviary streaming platform. Descriptions and unique identifiers for the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Holocaust testimony videocassettes (MS 667) can be found in the collection guide.

Detailed instructions for registering in Aviary and accessing Fortunoff testimonies can be found here and below.

To request testimonies for viewing through the Fortunoff Video Archive, you will

  1. Create an account within the Aviary platform.

- Click on Log In, and then Join Now. Please check the password help if you have trouble creating a password. You can read the full Terms of Agreement for using Aviary here.

  1. Receive an email confirming your account
  2. Sign into and search Aviary
  3. Request access to the testimony you want to view. You only need to request access to one testimony to obtain viewing rights for the entire collection.
  4. Once you receive approval of your request via email, you will use your Aviary login at our dedicated workstation onsite in the Special Collections Reading Room to view the testimony.
  5. If accessing onsite, please be sure to bring your Aviary account information with you.

- Note there is a two-hour time limit on use of the workstation if multiple patrons are in line to view content.

- Once you have created an Aviary account, you may also log in and view testimonies remotely after connecting to the campus VPN (Virtual Private Network) client.

Copyright and Usage Information

The Archive is a copyrighted work, all rights belonging to Yale and its associated licensors. Users may view the Archive and take notes on the viewed content, but may not in any way copy, reproduce, or distribute any of the content without the express and written permission of Yale. Quotation or citation from the Archive for use in published works of any kind, including, but not limited to, scholarly journals, dissertations and theses, is expressly prohibited without prior written permission. Such permission shall not be unreasonably withheld.