Collection SOHC - Scottish Oral History Centre Archive

Zone d'identification




Scottish Oral History Centre Archive


  • c. 1981 - present (Production)

Niveau de description


Étendue matérielle et support

c. 220 GB

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(Established 1995)

Histoire administrative

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.

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

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.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

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.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation


Accruals are expected.

Mode de classement

The collection is arranged by project.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

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 de reproduction

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

The collection is partly catalogued.

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

The links below are to catalogue descriptions of individual oral history projects within the Scottish Oral History Centre Archive.

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Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)


Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives




Zone des entrées