Ethnographic Video for Instruction and Analysis (EVIA) Digital Archive

Rutgers Restricted Access

Connection note

Users must create their own individual free accounts for the EVIA Digital Archive. Once an individual has created an account and logged in to the archive they may create their own playlists as well as email links to playlists or specific events and scenes. They will need to log in to the archive each time they wish to access the collections.

Alternate title

EVIA Digital Archive

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EVIA is a digital archive of ethnographic field videos representing a wide variety of geographic areas; religious, ethnic, and cultural groups; music and dance traditions; music performances, rehearsals, and other music events; and ethnographic interviews. Videos are annotated by the researchers who created them.


Help tips are included within the database.

User tools and features

Users may create and save playlists of video segments.

Dates covered

Approximate range is 1988-2005.

Updating frequency

More collections are expected to be included as they become available.


Ethnographic field recordings.

Type of coverage

Annotated videos.

Producer/content provider

Indiana University, University of Michigan (EVIA Digital Archive Project)

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

EVIA Digital Archive Project

Core Subject(s)

Supplementary Subject(s)