Personal collections

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Diaries, letters, photograph albums, scrap books, autobiographies and other personal and family documentation.

Administrative / Biographical History

Since 1981, in parallel with the Mass-Observation Project (see SxMOA 2), the Mass-Observation Archive has collected personal papers donated by individuals, including diaries, letters, photograph albums, scrap books, autobiographies and other personal and family documentation.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all bona fide researchers, by appointment only, telephone or email a week in advance of your intended visit. Researchers must abide by the conditions protecting the collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the owners to the Mass-Observation Archive Trust which has deposited the collection with the University of Sussex.

Note

Prepared by John Farrant, September 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An incomplete handlist is available in the Library.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction conditions vary. Please consult the Head of Special Collections.

Accruals

Similar donations will continue to be added.