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.

Sites (66)

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  1. Pilton Story, The
  2. Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre, The
  3. Plunging into History - Stories from Ironmonger Row Baths and Beyond
  4. Pool of Memories - Moseley Road Baths, Birmingham
  5. Ports of Call: Walks of Art At The Royal Docks
  6. Project Pigeon
  7. Quarry Voices
  8. Runnymede Trust: The Struggle for Race Equality - An Oral History of the Runnymede Trust, 1968-1988
  9. Sailortown: Stories of the City
  10. Sellafield Stories
  11. Sisterhood and After: The Women's Liberation Oral History Project, University of Sussex
  12. Somerset Archives & Local Studies
  13. Somerset Voices Oral History Archive
  14. Songs of Steel Community Oral History Project
  15. Speaking Up For Disability
  16. St. Helier Memories: A Community History of St Helier Estate, London
  17. St James War Memorial Project, The
  18. Testimony - inside stories of mental health care
  19. Therapeutic Living With Other People's Children: An oral history of residential therapeutic care c. 1930 - c. 1980
  20. This is my home now

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