An Oral History of the Crime Victim Assistance Field
Video and Audio Archive

Welcome to the Oral History of the Crime Victim Assistance Field Video and Audio Archive

This Victim Oral History Project seeks to capture the evolution of one of the nation's most significant social rights movements--the Victim's Rights Movement. The Project recognizes that the rich history of the crime victims' field resides primarily in the memories and experiences of the pioneers that actually made the history. In order to capture and preserve this important history, Project staff conducted video taped interviews with more than fifty of the fields' pioneers who made some of the historically significant contributions to the progress and evolution of the crime victims' field. Together, their first hand accounts, renaissances and perspectives help sketch a historical map of the victim movement's past, present, and even its future.

For more background information about the Victim Oral History Project, click here Video Introduction to view a brief introductory video clip, or to read a transcript of the video introduction, click here Transcript of Video Introduction.

Using the Video/Audio Archive

The video archive files are accessible by several different methods. You can access the video interview of a participant by clicking the "Locate Video File by Interviewee" or you can find a video clip by subject matter by clicking the "Locate Video File By Key Word" below.

Locate Video File by Interviewee
Locate Video File By Key Word

Transcripts of Interviews

You can view or search the transcripts of each interview by clicking the appropriate button below.

View Entire Transcript of a Selected Interviewee
Search All Transcripts by Key Word

View Project Documents

View Listing of All Interviewees
View Standard Questionnaire Used in the Interview Process

Locating an Interview

You can find an interview by scanning through a list of all interviews, sorted by the names of the people interviewed, or by searching on words found in the interviews. Click on Locate by Interviewee in the left column to find an interview by the name of the person being interviewed. Click on Locate by Words in the left column to search all interviews for words and return a list of interviews that contain the selected words.