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  • Recording Covid-19

    The Mass Observation Archive is collecting. Find out how to submit your COVID-19 reflections.

    Image by Humphrey Spender and Copyright Bolton Council.
  • 12th May 2020

    On 12th May 2020 the Mass Observation Archive will be repeating its annual call for day diaries, capturing the everyday lives of people across the UK. This is the 10th anniversary of the modern 12th May diary day.

  • Mass Education

    Explore our resources for children, young people and adult learners

The Mass Observation Archive

The Mass Observation Archive specialises in material about everyday life in Britain. It contains papers generated by the original Mass Observation social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s), and newer material collected continuously since 1981 (Mass Observation Project). The Archive is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registered charity number: 1179673) in the care of the University of Sussex. It is housed at The Keep as part of the University's Special Collections.

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