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The transcripts for the interviews are in PDF

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(Portable Document Format) and are viewable through Adobe Acrobat Reader. It can be downloaded for free here

All audio in the Oral History Collection has been optimized for the web and should readily play on most internet browsers. For offline listening we recommend the following programs:

VLC media player

Photo of Laptopa powerful and fast media player that is free and opens most multimedia files. It is compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac and Unix platforms.

Windows Media Player 12

a popular media player that opens audio/video files in multiple formats, including 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, WMV, WMA, AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid. It is provided by Windows 7.

iTunes Player

a multi-functional media player and multimedia organizing tool that supports most audio/video files. It works on both Mac and PC.


How to access sound files

Accessing and playing sound files can be accomplished by a multitude of media players. In order to find the one that is best suited for your computer, we recommend you visit our technology requirements page. There you will find a full description of the most popular players and links for easy download.

How to access PDF files

AdobeĀ® ReaderĀ® is a free downloadable software that is used to access and read Portable Document Format (PDF) files. It can be used regardless of your computer's platform (Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh). For further information, please see our technology requirements page.