Oral historians

Brown, Cynthia (13 of 31).  Oral History of Oral History

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:13:13

  • Shelf mark

    C1149/32

  • Recording date

    2014-01-20, 2014-02-26, 2014-04-02, 2014-05-22, 2014-06-03, 2014-09-16, 2014-10-28, 2014-11-26, 2015-01-07, 2015-02-17

  • Interviewees

    Brown, Cynthia (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 13: Stayed in the Prison Service for a couple of years. Went for an interview at the polytechnic and was told she was overqualified. Describes how she stopped smoking. A job came up at the City Council in the Living History Unit which she applied for. It had been set up as the result of a keen interest by a Leicester councillor. Describes the team. Collecting oral history was part of the job. Mentions her presentation at her interview about the poor law infirmary in Leicester.

  • Description

    Life story interview with Cynthia Brown, museum oral historian and former Project Manager of the East Midlands Oral History Archive

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