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Mass Observation Online now available!

The Library has now subscribed to Mass Observation Online, a large collection of material about everyday life in Britain and a unique resource for the study of British social and political history.

3 August 2018

Following up a number of requests from students and academics in the Schools of History, Politics and Geography, the Library has now subscribed to the online version of the Mass Observation Archive.

The Mass Observation Archive contains papers generated by the original Mass Observation social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s), and newer material collected continuously since 1981 (Mass Observation Project). The Archive is a charitable trust in the care of the University of Sussex. It is housed at The Keep as part of the University's Special Collections.

You can read more about Mass Observation on their website.

The resource, published by Adam Matthew, is now accessible via the library catalogue and the E-Resources & Databases page library website.

For more information, if you have problems accessing electronic resources or to give your feedback please email  

Mass Observation Online - Flyer [PDF 451KB]

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