- c. 1981 - present (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
c. 220 GB
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
All analogue recordings were transferred from the Scottish Oral History Centre in 2015 and 2016. Born-digital recordings are in the process of being transferred.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The Scottish Oral History Centre Archive is an extensive collection of oral history recordings focussing on the history of work, occupational health and the social impact of de-industrialisation. Most of the recordings originate from projects carried out by Scottish Oral History Centre staff and students but there are also large collections of interviews originating from other organisations, for example Glasgow Museums and the Scottish Working People’s History Trust.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
The collection is arranged by project.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Access to some of the interviews in the collection is restricted. Where restrictions apply, this is noted in the relevant catalogue description. Please contact the repository to request access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The collection is partly catalogued.