Special Topics Discussion Group Agenda Annual 2012

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Social Sciences and History Discussion Group
and the Special Topics Discussion Group

present a joint program

Sunday, June 24
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
San Diego Room


Douglas Ballman
Manager of External Relations - Online Archive
at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education

Doug will give a demonstration of the Visual History Archive and will answer our questions
Visual History Archive
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute is the successor to the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, founded by Steven Spielberg to document the experiences of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust through video-based oral histories. With a collection of nearly 52,000 video testimonies in 32 languages and from 56 countries, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s archive is the largest visual history archive in the world. The Institute interviewed Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah’s Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti survivors (Gypsy), survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants.
Following Doug's presentation and our discussion and questions, we will have a business meeting, at which time nominations for next year's Discussion Group leaders will be entertained.
Chella Vaidyanathan, Curator of 19th-21st Century Books & Manuscripts, The Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University
Mara Degnan-Rojeski, Social Sciences Liaison Librarian, Dickinson College Library

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