Collection SOHC 5 - Occupational health in Scotland oral history project

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GB 249 SOHC 5


Occupational health in Scotland oral history project


  • Digital copies, 2016 (Creation)
  • Original recordings, 2001-2002 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

20 compact cassettes + 84 digital files (34 BWF, 34 MP3, 16 MS word files) + 16 folders
Magnetic tape + digital (as above) + paper

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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 from SOHC during 2015 and 2016. Original SOHC ID: "SOHCA/018". The project was sometimes referred to as "Nuffield Occupational Health Service Project" and at times listed as a component of the "Work and health in Scotland oral history project". The original recordings were made in 2001-2002 using a cassette recorder. In 2016, they were digitised to uncompressed, unaltered 24 bit/96kHz BWF format (for preservation) with 16bit/48kHz MP3 surrogates (for access).

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Scope and content

16 interviews with occupational health experts in Scotland. Also some correspondence and papers submitted by project participants.

The project focused on the Scottish Occupational Health Service (SOEHS, formerly SOHLS) between 1964 and 1990.

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Inquire with Archives Service

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Related units of description

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

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  • English



  • McIvor, A (2013) 'Working lives: work in Britain since 1945'

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