Observing the 1980s brings together voices from the Mass Observation Project & British Library Oral History Collections alongside ephemera from the University of Sussex Library.

The material offers a unique and inspiring insight into the lives and opinions of British people from a range of social classes and regions, combined with publications dealing with contemporary issues such as the Poll Tax, AIDS and the Falklands Conflict during the 1980s.

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Resources

Correspondence written in the 1980s by contributors to the archive

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Recordings from the Oral History Collections

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Publications chosen for their relevance to the themes of Observing the 1980s

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Infographics

Inforgraphics created for the project

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OER

Moodle teaching site using project resources

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Social media

Facebook timeline and Youtube playlist

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