Oral historians

Brown, Cynthia (16 of 31).  Oral History of Oral History

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    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)

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    Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 16: [Session six: 16 September 2014] MSC schemes quality of recordings were good, some were read from a list so not so good. Some were thematic, some wide ranging. Colin Hyde [of EMOHA] had arranged a reunion of people involved in these schemes for the following week. He has also interviewed people involved in the Leicester project. Mentions some of the contents of the collections. One of the reasons for funding EMOHA was to make the recordings accessible. [12:24] The results of changes in local government boundaries on local museums (in 1997). In 1974 the city museums became part of the county then back again. Collec-tions in the museums. Mentions an exhibition on saris which included peoples backgrounds. Where objects and recordings end up varies from Authority to Authority. [19:30] Mentions liaison with radio stations mainly BBC Radio Leicester. Mentions a recent national initiative on WW1 and have asked Cynthia to work on a programme on conscientious objectors in Leicestershire. Mentions the relationship between EMOHA and Radio Leicester and the work needed to archive it. Mentions a particular recording of a conscientious objector and how they managed to record his daughter via Radio Southampton. [30:30] Saffron Lane project stands alone as a partnership. They had to have management figures and targets from the setting up of the Living History unit. There was space within this for Saffron Lane. When she started at the university the manager queried what a business plan was.

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

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