Everyday life and Mass Observation

Mass Observation. Wow, sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? It should!

This resource offers revolutionary access to one of the most important archives for the study of Social History in the modern era. You can log in using your Newcastle University Campus ID and password to explore original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organisation, as well as printed publications, diaries, photographs and interactive features dating from 1937 to 1972.

If you’re interested in learning more about the topics currently influencing our lives, it would do no harm to research the social history topics available within Mass Observation such as anti-Semitism, the economy, austerity, education, women at work, religion, mining, news, the Government, smoking, drinking, sexual behaviour, propaganda, unemployment and writing (to name just a few!).

Mass Observation home page

Mass Observation Diarist maps

If you want to know more about Mass Observation and to see some samples from the collection, then you could take a look at the Mass Observation Twitter feed, or there is a recorded webinar available for you to watch via YouTube in order to get the best out of the resource.

Trial: Oxford Bibliographies Online

We have a trial of Oxford Bibliographies Online until April 8th 2019.

This resource offers exclusive, authoritative research guides written by academic experts across a variety of subject areas. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, it directs you to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects in humanities and social and environmental sciences.

You can search or browse it in various ways, and new content is added regularly.

The trial ends on April 8th. Please explore and email us your feedback, or post it as a comment on this blog.