CollectionWinstanley Oral History Collection
TitleWinstanley Oral History Collection
Extent189 sound tape reels
297 audio files Waveform Audio
286 sound cassettes (copies)
DescriptionThe Winstanley Oral History Collection comprises interviews with 184 people in Kent (mainly east Kent), recorded between 1974 and 1976. The recordings were undertaken as part of an SSRC-funded oral history project (called ‘Everyday Life in Kent before 1914’), looking at life in Kent at the turn of the 20th century. Michael Winstanley published a book based on this research in 1978 ‘Life in Kent at the Turn of the Century’ (Dawson, 1978), and the interviews also formed the primary research material for Part 3 of Winstanley’s book ‘The Shopkeeper’s World, 1830-1914’ (Manchester University Press, 1983). The collection was gifted to the University in the 1980s.
Sometimes known as 'Oral History Project: Life in Kent before 1914 by Michael Winstanley'.
NotesTranscripts exist for most interviews.
PhysicalDescription189 sound tape reels, 297 audio files Waveform Audio (digital surrogates), 286 sound cassettes (copies)
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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