Oral History Collection: The Edwardians

 Oral History Collection: The Edwardians

1. Introduction

The Edwardians: Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918 was a pioneering large-scale oral history project in the UK, headed by Paul Thompson of the University of Essex. More than 500 interviews, open-ended and averaging 4 hours in duration, were recorded in the early 1970s on audio tape. Full transcriptions and detailed content summaries were created for the majority of interviews, which were also coded thematically. The original paper/microfiche records were digitised in the early 2000s in order to enhance access to the data and increase re-use.