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Phone: +44 (0)1273 337515


  • Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley

    Watch the Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley featuring Mass Observation Investigator Nina Masel 

  • Blitz Spirit

    Blitz Spirit: Voices of Britain Living Through Crisis, 1939-1945 by Becky Brown

  • 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.
  • Mass Education

    Explore our resources for children, young people and adult learners

  • Mass Observation Podcasts

    Download and listen to lectures about Mass Observation and the organisation's work 

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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