The original interviews that constitute the Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories (AHEYM) were recorded on 807 Mini-DV tapes. The original tapes have been deposited with Indiana University's Archives of Traditional Music. These tapes were transcoded and stored on servers in accordance with a media preservation process specifically developed for AHEYM by IU's Ethnographic Video Instructional Analysis Digital Archive (EVIA). Metadata was collected for each tape, and each tape was annotated with content information. The complete archive is managed by the Avalon Media System in collaboration with Indiana University Libraries.