Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > LC Name Authority File (LCNAF)

From Library of Congress Name Authority File


USC Shoah Foundation


  • [USC Shoah Foundation, via WWW, viewed 1 May 2017: In response to a request from the Archivist at the USC Shoah Foundation to update the name of the Foundation on this authority record; the official website usage:] (Within the official website of the Foundation, there are many locations, e.g. The home page, the address, caption titles, news articles, etc. that show the typography for USC Shoah Foundation in larger, bolder print and The Institute for Visual History and Education is in smaller, non-bold print. The Foundation itself also commonly refers to itself as the USC Shoah Foundation. It is also referred to as the Foundation or The Institute. While the legal name of the foundation is: USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, the organization appears to be better known as the USC Shoah Foundation, while The Institute for Visual History and Education seems to be more of a "subtitle" description of the Foundation. It is believed that the Foundation and the Institute are one in the same with the Institute being more of a descriptive "subtitle" of the Foundation.) About Us (Steven Spielberg founded the Institute in 1994 to videotape and preserve interviews with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. The Foundation preserves video testimonies from survivors of the 1939-1945 Jewish Holocaust, 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide, 1937 Nanjing Massacre, the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, and the Guatemalan Genocide, and there are plans to include other genocides.) https://sfi.usc.edu/

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • Shoah Foundation Institute
    • University of Southern California. College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
    • University of Southern California. Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
    • University of Southern California. Institute for Visual History and Education
  • Additional Information

  • Additional Related Forms

  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Earlier Established Forms

    • USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
  • Sources

    • found: Echoes and reflections, c2006:credits (USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education) p. iii of curriculum (Shoah Foundation Institute)
    • found: USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education WWW site, viewed May 15, 2007:main page (University of Southern California; USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education) who we are/newsletters/pastforward, winter 2007, cover, p. 2 (one year ago we began a new chapter by becoming part of the University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts & Sciences)
    • found: User's manual for the Visual history archive, July 7, 2007(Jan. 1, 2006 Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation became a part of the University of Southern California's (USC) College of Letters, Arts & Sciences and adopted the name USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education)
    • found: USC Shoah Foundation, via WWW, viewed 1 May 2017(The legal name of the foundation became: USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, however, the Foundation commonly refers to itself and is better known by others as, USC Shoah Foundation.) About Us ( Steven Spielberg founded the Institute in 1994 to videotape and preserve interviews with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. The Foundation preserves video testimonies from survivors of the 1939-1945 Jewish Holocaust and other genocides.) - https://sfi.usc.edu/
    • found: New York times, 19 Dec. 2018:Arts section, page C1 (The USC Shoah Foundation, the organization [Spielberg] founded in 1994 to collect testimony from Holocaust survivors. Now Mr. Spielberg has expanded the foundation's footprint on the University of Southern California campus, along with its mission and public focus: to fight hate, which he says has become commonplace globally. While the foundation continues to archive stories from victims of anti-Semitism, and advocate on their behalf, it is also collecting what Mr. Spielberg calls, "living testimony" from modern genocide victims)
    • notfound: Past forward, July 1996: t.p. (Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation; Shoah Foundation)
  • General Notes

    • [USC Shoah Foundation, via WWW, viewed 1 May 2017: In response to a request from the Archivist at the USC Shoah Foundation to update the name of the Foundation on this authority record; the official website usage:] (Within the official website of the Foundation, there are many locations, e.g. The home page, the address, caption titles, news articles, etc. that show the typography for USC Shoah Foundation in larger, bolder print and The Institute for Visual History and Education is in smaller, non-bold print. The Foundation itself also commonly refers to itself as the USC Shoah Foundation. It is also referred to as the Foundation or The Institute. While the legal name of the foundation is: USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, the organization appears to be better known as the USC Shoah Foundation, while The Institute for Visual History and Education seems to be more of a "subtitle" description of the Foundation. It is believed that the Foundation and the Institute are one in the same with the Institute being more of a descriptive "subtitle" of the Foundation.) About Us (Steven Spielberg founded the Institute in 1994 to videotape and preserve interviews with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. The Foundation preserves video testimonies from survivors of the 1939-1945 Jewish Holocaust, 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide, 1937 Nanjing Massacre, the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, and the Guatemalan Genocide, and there are plans to include other genocides.) https://sfi.usc.edu/
  • Change Notes

    • 2007-05-15: new
    • 2018-12-23: revised
  • Alternate Formats