London History Workshop

Scope and Content

Photographic collection compiled by the London History Workshop to accompany their projects, exhibitions and other work including photographs, prints and illustrations covering the late nineteenth century to the mid 1980s and concerning World War One, World War Two, poverty, transport, (railways, cars, buses, trams and the Underground) housing, entertainment, marches and demonstrations, fashion, working life, immigration, the development of London, entertainment, shops and shopping, education, childhood and other areas (c1910-1985). Also includes: miscellaneous transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by London Weekend Television for the television series, The Making of Modern London, c1985; correspondence and plates for the book Trafalgar Square: Emblem of Empire, published by Lawrence and Wishart, 1975-1976; card backed photographic reproductions used by the London History Workshop for exhibition purposes, c1975.

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Stefan Dickers.

Conditions Governing Use

Documents cannot be photocopied at present. Digital photography (without flash) is permitted for research purposes on completion of the Library's Copyright Declaration form and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Related Material

The Museum of London holds 3000 hours of taped interviews recorded by the London History Workshop Centre between 1982 and 1990, including interviews by famous History Workshop historians such as Raphael Samuel and Gerry White. It also includes all the audio interviews made by London Weekend Television for its series The Making of Modern London.

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