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Original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organization, together with printed publications, photographs and interactive maps. The social research organization, Mass Observation, was founded in 1937. The aim was to create an 'anthropology of ourselves', and by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers, they studied the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. This resource covers the original Mass Observation project, the bulk of which was carried from 1937 until the mid 1950s. Includes surveys, diaries, directives, File Reports and monographic publications issued as a result of the project.
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