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 ORAL HISTORY JOURNAL AUTUMN 2019 VOL: 47 NO:2

THE BRITISH LIBARY : DR ROBERT PERKS LEAD CURATOR ORAL HISTORY

ROB PERKS SENDS THIS UPDATE: THE BRITISH LIBRARY MAJOR HERITAGE FUND – SUPPORTED “UNLOCKING OUR SOUND HERITAGE ” INITIATIVE IS DIGITISING TWENTY FIVE ORAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS FROM THE BRITISH LIBRARY`S OWN HOLDINGS OVER THE COMING MONTHS, AND IS AIMING TO MAKE THESE AVAILABLE ONLINE BY 2020 WHERE PERMISSIONS CAN BE OBTAINED .

THEY INCLUDE : AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE CIRCUS :BOOK TRADE LIVES ,DOWN TO EARTH : AN ORAL HISTORY OF BRITISH HORTICULTURE , AN ORAL HISTORY OF GENERAL PRACTICE 1936-1952 ,LIVES IN THE OIL INDUSTRY ,AN ORAL HISTORY OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY , AND ANIMAL WELFARE ARCHIVISTS .THE TEN REGIONAL “UNLOCKING OUR SOUND HERITAGE ” HUBS ARE ALSO UNDERWAY WITH THEIR DIGITISATION PROGRAMMES.

“BUILDING ON THE 2018 BRITISH LIBARY EXHIBITION “WINDRUSH : SONGS FROM A STRANGE LAND ” FOUR YOUNG SCHOLARS PRODUCED AND LED GUIDED THEMATIC AUDIO TOURS AROUND THE BRITISH LIBARY BUILDING .EACH TOUR FEATURED A SELECTION OF AUDIO EXTRACTS FROM ORAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS WHICH WERE PLAYED ALOUD AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE LIBARY.

THE TOUR GUIDES RECIEVED TRAINING IN DELIVERING A PUBLIC TOUR ,RESEARCH METHODS FOR ORAL HISTORY SOUND EDITING ,AND WERE MENTORED BY THE BRITISH LIBARY`S ORAL HISTORY CURATOR MARY STEWART AND CHANDAN MAHAL FROM THE “UNLOCKING OUR SOUND HERITAGE” TEAM .

THIS VITAL PUBLIC RESOURCE IS ONE OF THE MOST INPORTANT EVER DEVELOPED AND UNDERTAKEN IN THE UNITED KINGDOM  . PAT CARTER . SEPTEMBER 22ND 2019 .

CONTACT : DR ROB PERKS ,LEAD CURATOR ,ORAL HISTORY ,NATIONAL LIFE STORIES , BRITISH LIBRARY 96 EUSTON ROAD ,LONDON, NW1 2DB, TEL: 020 7412 7405/7404 E-MAIL: rob.perks@bl.uk or oralhistory@bl.uk ,website : http://www.bl.uk/

 

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THE ORAL HISTORY JOURNAL OF THE ORAL HISTORY SOCIETY  VOL: 44 NO:2 2016

THE PEOPLES HISTORY PROJECT – `GIDDY ` AT BRIGHTON SUSSEX

NICOLA BENGE SENDS NEWS OF THE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT –  GIDDY  ,WHICH IS A COLLECTING STORIES OF BEING  YOUNG AND GIDDY   IN  BRIGHTON. PARTICIPANTS ARE BEING INVITED TO SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF BEING A TEENAGER DURING THE 1940S, 1950S, AND 1960S ,INCLUDING ,STORIES ABOUT LOVE AND ROMANCE ,FASHION  AND IDENTITY ,HOBBIES AND PASTIMES, MUSIC , AND DANCING OR  THE BEACH AND SEAFRONT .

IT WILL BE ASKING QUESTIONS SUCH AS “DID YOU DANCE AT THE REGENT ,SHERRY S OR THE OTHER DANCE HALLS IN THE 1940S ? WHAT WAS IT LIKE? DID YOU DANCE ALL NIGHT ? WHAT HAPPENED AT THE ICE RINK IN THE 1950S ? WERE YOU A MOD OR A ROCKER? WHAT DID YOU GET UP TO? WHAT DID YOU DO ,AND WHERE DID YOU GO AS A LGBT PERSON BETWEEN THE 1940S AND 60S?

MEMORIES WILL BE COLLECTED THROUGH ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS AND PUBLISHED ON AN APP AND WEBSITE FOR PEOPLE TO LISTEN TO , EITHER IN, OR AROUND THE CITY (USING A SMARTPHONE WITH A MAP) OR AT HOME. `IMAGES OF YOUTH , AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF TEENAGE AND EARLY TWENTIES YEARS ,WILL ALSO BE COLLECTED ,ESPECIALLY THOSE RELATING TO SPECIFIC MEMORIES .

CONTACT : JAMIE WYLD ,PROJECT DIRECTOR ,E-MAIL : jamiewyld74 @gmail.com WEBSITE : www. is.gd/giddybton

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“FREE TIME, OUR STORIES “, A REPORT IN ORAL HISTORY JOURNAL , SPRING 2014 .

THE ARTS AND EDUCATIONAL CHARITY digital  : works  HAS RECIEVED A GRANT FROM THE HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND TO EXAMINE HOW PEOPLE`S LEISURE ACTIVITIES HAVE CHANGED OVER THE LAST 60 YEARS . “FREE TIME ,OUR STORIES “WILL ENABLE YOUNG PEOPLE TO COLLABORATE ON AND SHARE WITH THE OLDER POPULATION A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES LEADING UP TO A FINAL EXHIBITION ,A WEBSITE , THE PRODUCTION OF AN APP AND THE CREATION OF A NEW ARCHIVE .

VOLUNTEERS WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN SKILLS IN ORAL HISTORY RECORDING AND WILL ALSO LEARN ABOUT ARCHIVE CREATION AND CURATION. THROUGH THE MOBILE PHONE APP, digital:works  AIMS TO CREATE A” WALKING MUSEUM ” AROUND DORCHESTER ,ENGAGING A WIDER SECTION OF THE POPULATION WITH THE LOCAL HISTORY OF SPECIFIC SITES

THE PROJECT WILL WORK WITH DORSET COUNTY MUSEUM AND THE DORSET HISTORY CENTRE ,AS WELL AS LOCAL SCHOOLS AND ORGANISATIONS FOR OLDER PEOPLE ,INCLUDING THOMAS HARDYE SCHOOL , AGE UK ,DORSET AND DORCHESTER PARTNERSHIP OLDER PEOPLE (POPP) ,IT HOPES TO FORGE NEW RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN YOUNG PEOPLE ,THEIR SCHOOLS AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES , THE ARCHIVE MATERIAL WILL BE STORED AT DORSET HISTORY CENTRE .

CONTACT : JOE STEVENS . digital:works PARTICIPATION WORKER , TEL :07784 874 112

E-MAIL : joe@digital-works .co.uk  WEBSITE  : www.freetimeourstories.org.uk

WHY NOT START AN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT IN YOUR AREA , ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY CAN JOIN IN AND ACHIEVE AN ORIGINAL  PIECE OF LIVING HISTORY FROM EYE WITNESS ACCOUNTS. PAT CARTER ORAL HISTORIAN . 17TH JULY 2014 .

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