Employers on the Isle of Sheppey

Scope and Content

The papers are stored in part of one archival box and include: 25 interviews and 15 audio-cassette tapes - 1981 survey - plus 23 interviews and tapes - 1985 survey with substantial background information.

Administrative / Biographical History

Both the original 1981 survey, and the 1985 follow-up, examined in detail employers on the Isle of Sheppey. Issues covered included: distinctive divisions within companies, workers and others; training and recruitment practices; the particular problems faced by individual companies; and general comments about the Island's schools, labour force and suggestions for the future. Documentary information was compiled about each firm, either the Managing Director or another senior executive of the company was interviewed.

Conditions Governing Access

By written application to either the Librarian or Deputy Librarian. A letter of introduction may be required and prospective users will be obliged to sign an undertaking outlining the terms and conditions of access to the research materials.

Other Finding Aids

A Collection level record for all paper based materials in the data collection is available via Qualidata's online catalogue, Qualicat.

Conditions Governing Use

No part of the NSPSCA collections may be reproduced, published, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the Albert Sloman Library. This may be obtained by application to the Librarian or Deputy Librarian.

Confidentiality

The materials held in the collection contain personal and identifying information. It is essential that the privacy of all respondents is not infringed. No real names or any other identifiable information used in the studies may appear in public. No attempt may be made to contact respondents directly. Use of the materials to derive information relating specifically to an identified individual or to claim to have done so is prohibited.

Appraisal Information

In consultation with academic colleagues, the library special collections acquisitions staff evaluate collections by assessing their relevance to the teaching and research interests of the University.

Custodial History

The collection was acquired and prepared for archiving by Qualidata in 1997 and deposited in the NSPSCA.

Accruals

Additional material is not expected

Bibliography

Pahl, R.E., and Wilson, P., 'Industry and Employment on the Isle of Sheppey', (HWS Project Report, University of Kent, SSRC, Nov 1981) Pahl, R.E., and Wilson, P., 'Industry and Employment on the Isle of Sheppey', (HWS Project Report, University of Kent, SSRC, Nov 1981) Pahl, R.E., 'Divisions of Labour' (Oxford: Blackwell, 1984) Pahl, R.E., 'Divisions of Labour' (Oxford: Blackwell, 1984) Pahl, R.E., `Deindustrialisation and social polarisation', ('Work and Society Newsletter' No 4, April 1984) Pahl, R.E., `Deindustrialisation and social polarisation', ('Work and Society Newsletter' No 4, April 1984) Pahl, R.E., and Wilson, P.(1984) 'A Statistical Portrait of the Isle of Sheppey, 1981' (Canterbury, U.K.C.) Pahl, R.E., and Wilson, P.(1984) 'A Statistical Portrait of the Isle of Sheppey, 1981' (Canterbury, U.K.C.) Pahl, R.E., 'The Restructuring of Capital, the Local Political Economy and Household Work Strategies, all Forms of Work in Context', in Urrt, J., and Gregory, D., (eds), 'Social Relations and Spatial Structures'. (London, Macmillan May/June 1984) Pahl, R.E., 'The Restructuring of Capital, the Local Political Economy and Household Work Strategies, all Forms of Work in Context', in Urrt, J., and Gregory, D., (eds), 'Social Relations and Spatial Structures'. (London, Macmillan May/June 1984) Pahl, R.E., 'The Politics of Work' (Political Quarterly Vol. 56 (4), 1985, pp. 331 - 345) Pahl, R.E., 'The Politics of Work' (Political Quarterly Vol. 56 (4), 1985, pp. 331 - 345) Pahl, R.E., and Wilson, P., 'Industry and Training on the Isle of Sheppey', (HWS Project Report, University of Kent, Rowntree Foundation, 1986)

Additional Information

National Social Policy and Social Change Archive (NSPSCA), Albert Sloman Library, University of Essex