Research and Teaching with the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive

Friday, October 15, 2010, 10:00 – 2:00pm
Alexander Library, Scholarly Communication Center

Rutgers University is now one of a handful of American universities that has direct access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive. We invite you to a faculty seminar to discuss the various ways in which the videotaped testimonies can be used in teaching and research.

The Institute's Visual History Archive houses 52,000 testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. These interviews, which were filmed in 56 countries and were conducted in 32 languages, include discussions of the interviewees lives before, during, and after World War II. Dean Greenberg was Executive Director of the Institute at USC before coming to Rutgers. For more information on the archive visit:

The seminar is sponsored by Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, and Rutgers University Libraries.

*To RSVP, contact Sherry Endick at the Bildner Center by Friday, October 1 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 732-932-2033.

Seminar schedule

10:00 Welcome
Douglas Greenberg, Executive Dean, SAS
Marianne Gaunt, Vice-President for Information Services and University Librarian
Yael Zerubavel, Director, Bildner Center (moderator)
10:15 Introduction
Douglas Ballman, Manager of External Relations - Online Archive, USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
10:45 Faculty Panel on teaching and research with testimonies:
1) Colin Keaveney, French literature, USC

2) Ethel Brooks, Women’s Studies & Sociology, Rutgers

3) Arlene Stein, Sociology and Women’s studies, Rutgers

4) Douglas Greenberg, SAS Dean, Rutgers
12:15 Lunch

12:45 Hands on experience in Computer lab – Douglas Ballman and Karen Small
Demonstration of advanced search strategies

1:30 Library support for research and teaching [Library staff]

2:00 Closing