Visual History Archive registration and access


Over 2,000 testimonies recorded in Australia are cached on Monash University servers and are immediately available. All other testimonies are made available for you to view within 48 hours of making your request.


  • If you are new to the Visual History Archive you are required to register at an external site which is not subject to Monash University Privacy Policy.
  • Please read the terms and conditions before registering.

Monash Users

  • When registering for the first time, you will be asked to select a personal username and password.
  • Do not register your Monash University username and password.


  • If you are not a Monash University staff member or student, you can access the Archive at any branch of Monash University Library.
  • Ask at the Information desk for access to the visitor's workstation.


  • Clear instructions on how to search are provided when you access the Archive.
  • The USC Shoah Foundation Institute provides a detailed User Guide.