Answered By: Laura Sider
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Q: Is the Fortunoff Video Archive open to the public?
Answered by: Laura Sider
Fall 2020

The Fortunoff Archive is only open to current Yale students, faculty and staff who are authorized to be on campus.


Yes. The collection is open to the public, but like all special collections you will need to register as a patron, request materials in advance, and view the materials at the Manuscripts and Archives reading room. Instructions on how to search and request materials from the Fortunoff Archive are located here.

The archive is also expanding access to the collection to a number of academic libraries and research institutions worldwide. A list of these sites, called partner sites, is located here.

If you intend to use our materials at a partner site, you will still need to register as a patron and request testimonies as described above. We also recommend you contact the partner site in advance of your research visit to ensure a research workstation will be available.  

Information about registering to use the Fortunoff Video Archive is available here.

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