The Queen's Silver Jubilee, 1977

Scope and Content

Short diaries, reports, memorabilia, observations and press-cuttings.

Administrative / Biographical History

After Tom Harrisson's death in 1976, the historian Philip Ziegler took up his interest in the role of the monarchy in British society. The Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977 afforded am opportunity for a modest revival of a Mass-Observation panel of volunteer interviewers. Zielger recruited a small team to record their reactions to the celebrations and David Pocock (then director of the Mass-Observation Archive) commissioned reports of street parties.

Access Information

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

Deposited by the Mass-Observation Archive Trust in 1977.


Prepared by John Farrant, September 2002.

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Conditions Governing Use

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See Philip Ziegler, Crown and people (London: Collins, 1978).