30 June 2011

New e-Resource - Mass Observation Online II

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Mass Observation Online covers the cultural and social history of Britain between 1937-1972. University staff and students have permanent access to this important database.

Mass Observation Update II provides access to a further 200,000 pages, including:

  • War Year Diaries, 1943-45
  • The Directives for 1943-45
  • five new Topic Collections: Smoking Habits 1937-1965, Drinking Habits, Gambling, Posters 1939-1947, and the Britain Can Make it Exhibition 1946
  • The entire Worktown Collection - a major study carried out in Bolton and Blackpool between 1937 and 1940
NB:  the earlier Mass Observation Update I added the Diaries and Directives for 1941-42 and new topic collections covering: Films 1936-1948, Reading Habits 1937-1947, Dreams 1937-1948, Religion 1937-1950, Victory Celebrations 1945-1946, and Capital Punishment

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