National Life Stories, oral history fieldwork charity

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National Life Stories, oral history fieldwork charity

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Description area

Dates of existence

1987 to date


National Life Stories (formerly the National Life Stories Collection) is an independent charitable trust within the British Library. It was established in 1987 to record, preserve and make available the first-hand experiences of people from as wide a cross-section of modern-day society as possible.


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Relationships area

Related entity

Simmons, Jenny, fl 2000, oral historian (fl 2004)

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Dates of the relationship

c 2000 - 2008

Description of relationship

Jenny Simmons worked as a freelance oral history interviewer for National Life Stories.

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Institution identifier

GB 249

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Anne Cameron, February 2019.




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