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.

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  1. Hidden Lives Revealed - A Virtual Archive - Children in Care 1881 - 1918
  2. Holocaust Learning - Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association
  3. icould
  4. Intsitute of Historical Research - History in Education
  5. Jewish Voices: Memories of Leicester in the 1940s and 50s
  6. Journeys to Cheshire
  7. Kettle's Yard
  8. Lap of Honour: Celebrating Suffolk's Olympic and Paralympic Games Heritage
  9. Living Memory Association, The
  10. Living Stories
  11. Medway on Screen - your memories of Medway and West Kent
  12. Memoryscape Audio Walks: Voices from the hidden history of the Thames
  13. Miners Voices
  14. Moroccan Memories in Britain - An Oral and Visual History
  15. Mountain Voices
  16. Observing the 1980s
  17. One & Other
  18. Oral History North East
  19. Oral History Society
  20. Oral Testimony

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