University of Sussex Special Collections and Mass Observation Archive Blog

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Archive for February, 2014

Happiness and The Keep Family Open Day



What makes you happy? This is what the Mass Observation Project staff asked people on Saturday 1st February at The Keep’s first Family Open Day. Over 300 people came through the doors, to hear talks about the collections, take part in tours of the building, get involved in activities and generally have a taste of […]

Using Mass Observation. Guest blog by Julius Baker (University of Sussex)



T. Kushner’s (2004) book, “We Europeans? Mass-Observation, ‘Race’ and British Identity in the Twentieth Century”, first introduced me to the work of the Mass Observation Archive (MOA), but it was only last month that I finally had a chance go there in person. As a Migration masters student from the University of Sussex I have […]