CollectionBarker Oral History Tapes
TitleBarker Oral History Tapes
Extent114 reel-to-reel tapes/6 boxes/1.5 m
96 audio files Waveform Audio
DescriptionTapes chiefly made in the late 1960s to retain memories of life in Kent and elsewhere before WWI by UKC Economic History Department (with some made by local schools).
The Barker Oral History Tapes collection comprises interviews with c. 100 people in Kent recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The interviews were part of an oral history project, funded by the ESRC, directed by Professor Theo Barker (founding professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Kent in 1964) and John Whyman (Lecturer in Economic and Social History and Master of Rutherford 1996-1997), who were interviewing older respondents for their memories of life in Kent before 1900. The interviewers included University of Kent staff and local school teachers.
The Collection also contains reels of edited extracts (put together for conference papers and as teaching resources), and recordings of economic history conferences (BAR/10).
NotesTranscripts are available for most interviews.
PhysicalDescriptionAudio-visual recordings.
Admin historyRecorded in late 1960s by UKC Economic History Department (and some schools) to retain memories of life in Kent before WWI. Professor Theodore Cardwell Barker (1923-2001) was Professor of Economic and Social History at UKC from 1962-1976. Tapes chiefly made in the late 1960s by UKC Economic History Department (with a few made by local schools).
ArrangementSeries BAR/1: Oral history interviews
Series BAR/2: Oral History conference tapes (edited interview extracts)
Series BAR/3: Possibilities of oral history (edited interview extracts)
Series BAR/4: Demonstration tape (edited interview extracts)
Series BAR/5: Edited tapes (edited interview extracts)
Series BAR/6: History of Kent BBC Medway programme
Series BAR/7: The State of Welfare (BBC Radio 3 programme, broadcast 1970)
Series BAR/8: Memoirs of the Boer War/Battle of Jutland. Bad recording home made.
Series BAR/9: History of London Transport
Series BAR/10: Economic History Conference recordings
Series BAR/11: A Tribute to Commander Thomson
Series BAR/12: The Living Voice of History, BBC Radio 4 program
Access conditionsAudio and transcripts available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU ( Access is available via digital listening copies. The University of Kent acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors in this recording and the rights of those not identified.
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