Using the Archive at Rutgers
The Visual History Archive (VHA) is an online research resource that must be used on Rutgers campus on a computer connected to the Rutgers University campus network. Use of the Archive requires a one-time registration, which allows users to save searches and projects. Testimonies are streamed through the VHA interface from a Rutgers cache server. If a testimony you need is not currently available on the cache server, it can be requested and will be uploaded within 48 hours; users will then be notified by e-mail when the testimony is available.
The Archive can only be accessed:
- On campus within the Rutgers University campus network
- Users who would like to access the archive from OFFSITE must be connected via a VPN to the Rutgers Network. VPN access can be obtained through the Office of Information Technology VPN or through local departmental VPNs (in some cases).
- Using Internet Explorer (version 6 or later) with the Windows operating system (XP/Vista) and Windows Media Player. Macintosh users must be running OS X version 10.4 or higher and have Quicktime 7 or newer installed as well as the Flip4Mac WMV Components for Quicktime. They must also have Safari 3 or higher. For more information, please see Technical Requirements.