Mass Observation Project : 1980s – access until 31st July 2020

Access to the Mass Observation Project : 1980s is now available until 31st July 2020.

Please send your feedback about this collection, or any of the other collections temporarily available, via the online form.

Launched in 1981 by the University of Sussex as a rebirth of the original 1937 Mass Observation, its founders’ aim was to document the social history of Britain by recruiting volunteers to write about their lives and opinions. Still growing, it is one of the most important sources available for qualitative social data in the UK.

This collection consists of the directives (questionnaires) sent out by Mass Observation in the 1980s and the thousands of responses to them from the hundreds of Mass Observers.

A user guide is available to help you make the most of the resource.

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