Oral History in the UK
The Oral History in the UK collection was initiated in 2012 and is maintained by the Oral History section of the British Library. The websites in this collection have been selected to demonstrate the variety of ways in which Oral History is used by community and local history groups, charities and universities. The range of websites in this collection includes sites which document the experiences of those that emmigrated to the UK (such as the Birmingham Black Oral History Project and Moroccan Memories in Britain); local history (Durham in Time, St. Helier Memories); disability history (Speaking Up For Disability); industry in the UK (Songs of Steel); and memories of war (The Workers' War, Captive Memories). The websites vary widely in the way they present oral history; many, although not all, provide access to extracts from oral history audio or video archive material and most sites also provide information on the project background, participants and funding arrangements. Websites will continue to be nominated for inclusion in the UK Web Archive and added to the 'Oral History in the UK' collection.
- Association of Art Historians (AAH)
- Bangla Stories
- Before London 2012
- Birmingham Black Oral History Project
- Britain at Work - Voices from the Workplace 1945-1995
- Building Workers Stories - Constructing Post-War Britain: Building Workers' Stories, 1950-1970
- Captive Memories: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
- Cornish Audio Visual Archive, The (CAVA)
- Diabetes Stories
- Do you remember Olive Morris?
- Durham in Time
- East Midlands Oral History Archive
- Essex Voices Past
- Floating Memories
- Foundling Voices
- Games and Planes - collection of memories of the 1940s
- Gathering the Voices
- Going and Coming
- Heritage Plus: WRVS Memory Wall
- Hidden Histories, Eastside Community Heritage
Please send your comments and suggestions about sites archived by British Library to firstname.lastname@example.org
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