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Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies collection of related documents and ephemera

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1913

Scope and Contents

The collection includes original and facsimile documents, photographs, manuscripts, clippings and other items related to individuals who have given testimony to the Fortunoff Video Archive.

Dates

  • 1899-2008

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials are in English, Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Spanish, and other European languages.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research. Use of these materials will require registration at Yale's Manuscripts and Archives. As is the case with other materials from the Fortunoff Video Archive, permission to view these materials is not the same a permission to publish or cite from these materials. Any citation of individual items from this collection must use the \\cite as\\ field in the corresponding catalog record (see Associated Materials). Only the first letter of the survivor's surname is used to protect that person's anonymity. Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site. Copies of commercially produced audiovisual materials contained in this collection cannot be made for researcher use outside of the repository.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material donated to the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. Transferred to Manuscripts and Archives, 2010.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in ascending order by HVT #, which is the unique identifier employed by the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies.

Associated Materials

Each survivor that contributed materials to this collection has a corresponding video testimony in the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. Each testimony is represented in Orbis, Yale's online public access catalog, with a bibliographic record associated with the testimonies HVT# (Holocaust Video Testimony) -- the unique identifier used to locate testimonies in the Fortunoff Video Archive. These records contain a brief summary of the tesitmony and several Library of Congress subject headings, both topical and geographic. To locate the corresponding bibliographic record in Orbis, you will need to conduct a keyword search for "hvt-#" (including the quotation marks), i.e. "hvt 30".

Extent

4.38 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1913

Overview

The collection includes original and facsimile documents, photographs, manuscripts, clippings and other items related to individuals who have given testimony to the Fortunoff Video Archive.
Title
Guide to the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies Collection of Related Documents and Ephemera
Status
Under Revision
Author
Stephen Naron and Manuscripts and Archives staff
Date
January 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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