Thompson, Paul (4 of 22). Oral History of Oral History
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Thompson, Paul, 1935- (speaker, male)
Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)
Part 4: Attempt from Essex to set up a regional structure there. Earlier attempt by Theo Barker to set up a national organisation to get funding for it from the Department for Education. The Leicester conference authorised a committee but not a Society. The publicity for the conference stimulated a number of people including Trevor Aston, editor of Past & Present. Lists the various people involved in the core group. Christopher Storm Clark was chosen as Secretary. He wanted a high subscription Society. There were some political differences between Theo, Christopher and the rest. Possibly John Saville would have been a better first Chairman. [10:40] Discussions about the structure of the emerging Society. Talks about gender and race & culture issues and projects. The period in which modern British oral history was influenced and campaigns that were being fought. Leicester meeting to set up the Society and what was discussed.
Life story interview with Paul Thompson, co-founder of National Life Stories.