Oral historians

Thompson, Paul (11of 22).  Oral History of Oral History

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:36:52

  • 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 11: Letter from Sallie Purkiss about the difficulties of working with teachers. Discussion of main committee on a black history conference to be held in October in Manchester. 1979.South Wales conference in April 1980. Mary Chamberlain had become reviews editor in succession to Alun Howkins in 1978. Mary Girling received an honorarium with the appointment of Dermot Healy as business manager. SSRC had offered £1,200 for the European conference, but had strings attached. Describes what happened. [09:20] Concerns about an article by Margaret Brooks about the Spanish Civil War holdings in the IWM (unclear what the issue was). Bill Williams was trying to make contact with the Asian community in London. October 1978 Popular Culture programme. [19:20] Article in The Guardian 6th December 1980 about recording the elite. Mention of Anthony Seldon about elite oral history. Paul replies giving examples of projects with elite interviews in June 1979.Resignation of John Marshall from the committee due to ill health. New members. Autumn 1980 conference cancelled for second international one in Amsterdam. Letter from Daniel Bertaux about the situation in France. Mick Kemp’s reminiscence aid project. International conference papers are probably at Essex University Library.

  • Description

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

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