Daily Mirror Readers' Letters

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 181 SxMOA 5
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      106 boxes; 42 cubic feet Most letters have been microfilmed, with a random selection of the original letters kept as a sample. The rest have been destroyed.

Scope and Content

Readers' letters.

Administrative / Biographical History

Between 1981 and 1987, the Daily Mirror newspaper passed to the Mass-Observation Archive all the letters sent in by its readers. Many concern financial and investment advice; there is a wealth of material documenting public response to the Miners' Strike (1984).

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.


Prepared by John Farrant, September 2002.

Other Finding Aids


Alternative Form Available

Most of the letters have been microfilmed.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

Donated by the Daily Mirror in 1981-87 to the Mass-Observation Archive Trust, which has deposited the collection with the University of Sussex