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Life in Kent before 1914 (Oral history project)

Qualidata Catalogue Number:
QDC/Barker
 
Project Title:
Life in Kent before 1914 (Oral history project)
 
Subject Category:
XXXII/A: Social structure and social stratification/ Social indicators and quality of life studies XV: Historical studies XXXIV/B - Social issues, values and behaviour/ Family life and marriage
 
Primary Discipline:
Economic and social history
 
Depositor:
Barker, T.
 
Principal Investigator(s):
Barker, T. and Whyman, J.
 
Sponsor:
Economic and Social Research Council
 
Grant Reference:
HR 2830
 
Data Collector:
Winstanley, M.
 
Abstract:
The purpose of this research was to study the everyday lives, occupations and attitudes of people who grew up in Kent before the First World War. Five hundred interviews were conducted with men and women from all walks of life and from different parts of the county. One aim of the project was to assess the merits, limitations and difficulties of oral history techniques and to find out the extent to which new historical evidence could be gleaned from these interviews .
 
Main Topics:
family life; community life; social attitudes; childhood; education; employment; leisure; religion; politics; marriage; meals; food customs; domestic responsibilities; local communities; Kent; England.
 
Type of Research Material:
In-depth/unstructured interview tapes
In-depth/unstructured interview transcripts
Quantity of Research Material:
180 interviews (ranging from 45 minutes to 6 hours) on 1500 audio-cassette tapes
 
Reference Time Period covered in Project:
Before 1914
 
Sample Population:
Men and women living in Kent before the First World War
 
Unit of Observation:
Individuals
 
Number of Units:
180
 
Geographical Region:
Kent
 
Sampling Procedures:
Quota sample
 
Method(s) of Data Collection:
Face-to-face interview
 
Type of Study:
One-off
 
Start date of fieldwork:
1974
 
End date of fieldwork:
1977
 
Language of Written Material:
English
 
Contextual Documentation:
 
Form of Material:
Audio-cassette
Typed paper
 
Location of Deposit:
University of Kent at Canterbury Library, Short Loans and Special Collections store. Catalogued as "Schools oral history collection", Classmark DA 1001.8
 
Address of Host Repository
The Library University of Kent at Canterbury Canterbury Kent CT2 7NZ Tel. 01227 764000
http://www.ukc.ac.uk/library/
 
Access Conditions:
University of Kent Library conditions apply
 
Copyright Conditions:
University of Kent Library conditions apply
 
Quotation Conditions:
University of Kent Library conditions apply
 
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