Coal and Community

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The material consists mainly of files containing interview transcripts. The research was carried out as a comparative study of three mining communities, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, following the 1984-1985 Miners' Strike. Interviews were carried out with British Coal employees and their families, politicians and members of the police, clergy, and welfare services.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor Charles Critcher is currently a senior staff member in the department of Communication Studies, School of Cultural Studies, at Sheffield Hallam University.

Reference: David Waddington, Maggie Wykes, Chas Critcher, with Sandra Hebron, Split at the Seams? Community, Continuity and Change after the 1984-5 Coal Dispute, Milton Keynes, 1991

Conditions Governing Access

Access : See conditions above

Archivist's Note

A list, supplied by Qualidata, is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. This deposit was made as part of an ongoing agreement with the Qualidata Resource Centre (MSS.371) . An authority file exists for Charles Critcher (GB 152 AAR1153).

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying and recontacting of informants is prohibited without the prior permission of the depositor. Identifying information regarding informants may not be quoted and users must sign to acknowledge these conditions.

Custodial History

This deposit consists of the research results of a project carried out in 1986-1988 by Dr Charles Critcher. The material was deposited in the Modern Records Centre in June 1996 via the ESRC Qualidata Resource Centre, University of Essex.

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