1972 Miners' Strike Study (audio recordings)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The study consists of 14 tape-recorded interviews with members of the Colliery Officials and Staffs Association (COSA), various local strike committee members and other individuals 1972-1973. The recordings were made 1972-1973 but cover the period 1912-1973 in subject matter.

Administrative / Biographical History

The 1972 Miners' Strike Study was created as an off-shoot of the The First South Wales Coalfield Project 1972-1974 sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and carried out by the Swansea University. The tape-recordings were made during the course of the 1972 Miners' Strike. The study team set out to record the events as they were taking place and the study is therefore a unique account of the feelings of the miners themselves both during the strike and its aftermath.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that somecollections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.