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Kingscott, Judith (12 of 12).  Oral History of Oral History

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    2010-03-15, 2010-04-19, 2010-05-17, 2010-06-21, 2010-07-26, 2010-09-13

  • Interviewees

    Kingscott, Judith, 1939- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 12: [Session six: 13 September 2010] Sheila Cook, Head of Dept went on Womans Hour to talk about oral history. Local radio interested but not very much. Mentions BBC End of Century project and being interviewed on Radio Nottingham. Deputy Head of Local Studies used to go on a programme every week Stephen Best. He helped her husband out on railway knowledge. BBC would give stuff they didnt want to Local Studies. McCarthy Collection already mentioned. Catalogued by size of reel. [09:48] Regional Network meetings. First one in Leicester describes the meeting and attendance. East Midlands Oral History Archive but didnt really stray too much out of Leicestershire. Not much contact but got on well with Cynthia Brown. [13:28] Care assistants did take an interest and borrowed tapes. More photos borrowed than tapes. Old people who lived at home did borrow. Not too many university students but mainly children used to come in as part of school groups. Variable interest by teachers. [21:00] Examples of projects Sherwood Library did an interesting project recorded their readers. D H Lawrence tapes borrowed for accent in particular. [24:30] Reflections on oral history. Marantzs and Uhers were used on open reel but cassettes on backup. [27:40] Newspapers for the Blind. Got local authors to record their own books (not Alan Sillitoe). Frustrations with oral history. Heritage Lottery Fund helped a lot. Gay Switchboard project. Hyson Green project and prostitutes. [36:05] Arts librarian did a project on Italians in Nottingham. Christine Raven-Conn took over from Judy and some work is being done. Equipment is still being borrowed.

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    Life story interview with Judith Kingscott, former oral history lead at Nottinghamshire Libraries.

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