Collection SOHC 9 - Asbestos: the impact on the workers and their families in Inverclyde during the period 1945 to 1980

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GB 249 SOHC 9


Asbestos: the impact on the workers and their families in Inverclyde during the period 1945 to 1980


  • 2003 - 2004 (Creation)

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1 folder

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(Established 1995)

Administrative history

The Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) was set up within the Department of History at the University of Strathclyde in 1995. Since its foundation the SOHC has been involved in a wide range of teaching, research and outreach activities designed primarily to encourage the use of ‘best practice’ oral history methodology in Scotland. Until 2005, the SOHC was directed by Professor Callum Brown, since then by Professor Arthur McIvor.

Archival history

Transferred in 2015 and 2016 from the Scottish Oral History Centre. The project's original SOHC ID was SOHCA/021. The original recordings are currently missing. Most likely they were made using a cassette recorder.

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This oral history project was conducted by Graeme Naylor as an independent study project (Registration number 200003190). It involved interviewing victims of asbestos-related disease and their families, as well as a consultant surgeon at Inverclyde Royal Infirmary.

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Open, with the exception of the non-anonymised version of SOHC 9/5

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  • English

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This collection is part of the Scottish Oral History Centre Archive.

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