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Mass Observation Online offers revolutionary access to one of the most important archives for the study of Social History in the modern era. This digital project is a multi-faceted resource, offering integrated access to the new online material, existing microfilm series, and the Mass-Observation Archive itself.

Mass Observation was a pioneering social research organization whose papers provide insights into the cultural and social history of Britain from 1937 to 1965. The material in the Mass Observation Archive, and now on Mass Observation Online, offers an unparalleled insight into everyday life in the 1930s and 1940s and later. The digital content of this collection comprises:

* A complete set of the File Reports, 1937-1972, with full text searching ability
* Access to all of the Day Surveys, Directives and Diaries from the late 'thirties and on
* Previously unpublished Topic collections covering Famous Persons, Household Budgeting, Juvenile Delinquency, Korea, Peace & the Public, Radio Listening and World Outlook
* Contextual essays by leading scholars describing the archive and suggesting research and teaching strategies
* Photographs by Humphrey Spender, interactive maps, and much valuable supporting material

Produced by Adam Matthew Digital.


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