Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Digitised images have arrived!

by Jill Kirby

The digitised images of our Mass Observation materials have arrived.  We’ve now got 4,000+ images, mostly of hand-written answers to the directives, but there are also a number of typed responses (increasingly so towards the end of the decade).

Here are a couple of example pages taken from the Summer directive in 1987, where correspondents were asked to keep a diary of the August Bank Holiday.  It is this level of detail about everyday life that makes this collection such a fantastic resource!