The Mass Observation Project began in 1981 and directives (sets of questions) were sent to correspondents up to four times a year between 1981 and 1990. Below you can find the directives as well as folders of responses from selected correspondents. Some are handwritten and some are typed and they vary considerably in length.
The responses are stored in Google Drive where you will see a list of folders, one for each correspondent. Clicking on a folder will take you to a PDF file which you can print or download. Mass Observation correspondents are anonymous – each has a unique reference number and you can find out a little more about them from our table.
A few correspondents also sent in additional writings, known as special reports, and you can find them in a separate Special Report folder. They are collated by correspondent and you can find out about the topics they address in the metadata table.