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Access Brief Excerpts
  • To read or listen to brief excerpts from the collection, begin by clicking on the "Excerpts" tab at the top of any page
  • Choose a topic from the list at right
  • Click the title of an excerpt
  • Click the arrow on the player beneath "Listen to audio"
Access Full Transcripts
  • To read the entire transcript of any interview, begin by clicking on the "Testimonies" tab at the top of any page
  • Roll your cursor over a photo or name to see a brief biography
  • Click on a photo or name to see the full biography and transcript links
  • Scroll down and click the button reading, "Download entire transcript here"
  • The entire text of the interview will open in a new window in PDF format
Access Sections of Transcripts
  • To browse individual sections of the transcript of an interview, begin by clicking on the "Testimonies" tab at the top of any page
  • Roll your cursor over a photo or name to see a brief biography
  • Click on a photo or name to see the full biography and transcript links
  • Scroll down to find transcripts arranged by tape and side number beneath Audio and Transcript Information
  • Note: most tapes cover more topics than listed
  • Click "View Transcript Page" to open the transcript at the designated point
Play or Download Audio
  • To listen to or download audio for one tape side begin by clicking on the "Testimonies" tab at the top of any page
  • Roll your cursor over a photo or name to see a brief biography
  • Click on a photo or name to see the full biography and audio links
  • Scroll down to find audio arranged by tape and side number
  • Note: most tapes cover more topics than listed
  • Note: audio files can take between 90 to 120 seconds to download to most computers

Audio Player Instructions

Image of play button, arrow with circle.(play button) Click to listen to each tape
Image of transcript button, teal with white words. Click to view the companion text
Image of download button, teal with white words. Click to download the mp3
Search the Collection
  • To search for key terms across all interviews, begin by clicking on the "Search" tab at the top of any page
  • Select a search field to access a drop down menu
  • Scroll down to your selected topic and click on it
  • To refine your search, select topics from more than one field
  • Click on the "Search" button at the bottom of the page
  • A new page will appear with your search results
  • Click on the result you would like to explore
  • Survivor results: Open to biographical and historical information
  • Transcript results: Open to the page indicated
  • Audio results: Open to the tape that contains the topic selected, then click on the "Play" button to listen to the tape, the recording will start at the beginning of the tape
  • Note: It is not possible to perform a full-text search across all interviews simultaneously at this time.
Search Within a Transcript
  • To search within an interview, begin by clicking on the "Testimonies" tab at the top of any page
  • Roll your cursor over a photo or name to see a brief biography
  • Click on a photo or name to see the full biography and transcript links
  • Scroll down and click the button reading, "Download entire transcript here"
  • The entire text of the interview will open in a new window in PDF format
  • Use the Search button (binoculars icon) in Adobe Reader to find words anywhere in the text
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If you need more help, contact us by using the "Email Us" button at the bottom of any page. We can usually reply quite promptly.

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