Archive Accessibility and Use

A subset of oral history interviews are currently accessible via the Stanford University Libraries' Digital Repository.  Pending funding required for the accession, all interviews will be available via online streaming via the Digital Repository over the coming years.

Presently raw, unprocessed footage is available for access to researchers for all remaining interviews, for educational purposes as it arrives at The 1947 Partition Archive. On-site access is available to both academic researchers as well as museum and collection currators, authors, filmmakers and other educational media makers, at our office location, or via a paid web-streaming service.  Because the systems for automated accessibility are not yet fully in place, a setup and access usage fee is assessed for on-site access.  We also offer remote access to researchers on a case by case basis as well, and the researcher will be responsible for the remote access streaming platform fee.  Researchers are responsible for travel and lodging arrangements.  Our staff can provide guidance and recommendations. Accessibility systems are expected to be in place by 2017. Given the raw form of the footage currently available, accessibility is approved only on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that once all stories are deposited in the Stanford Digital Repository, access will be freely available via any of our academic partner instituations in India, including Ashoka University, Guru Nanak Dev University, and University of Delhi. 

Please use the form below to apply for access. Contact us for more information.