Oral historians

Thompson, Paul (5 of 22).  Oral History of Oral History

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:16:26

  • Shelf mark

    C1149/29

  • Recording date

    2012-11-22, 2013-03-11, 2013-05-23, 2013-07-12, 2013-08-13, 2013-09-18, 2014-09-01, 2014-12-02, 2015-04-28, 2016-03-31

  • Recording locations

    British Library, London (Tracks 1-20) Poplar (Tracks 21-22)

  • Interviewees

    Thompson, Paul, 1935- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 5: Next meeting for developing the OHS was in May 1974 in York. First meeting of the OHS was in November 1973. Talks about the newsletter and keeping it simple as not much in the way of articles. Subscription levels proposed by Christopher Storm Clark was lowered to £2.25 in the meeting. Important to keep fees low. Memo from John Saville stating the importance of a twice a year journal and also two themed meetings a year. Issues about Christopher Storm Clark’s expenses discussed with much embarrassment. [12:44] Mention of public sector cuts had resulted in deferment of setting up a Unit in British Institute of Recorded Sound. SSRC were cautious about oral history at this time leading to a moratorium on oral history projects for three to four years. Raphael Samuel wanted to campaign for funding bodies to pay for oral history research, Paul argued for regional archives.

  • Description

    Life story interview with Paul Thompson, co-founder of National Life Stories.

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