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. The Archive is a charitable trust in the care of the University of Sussex. It is housed at The Keep as part of the University's Special Collections.
Read about our current activities
- The Mass Observation Archive is now at The Keep
Visit us at our new home, The Keep.
- '10 things we learned from Mass Observation'
Ten things you will find in the Mass Observation Archive
- The Special Collections and Mass Observation blog
Our new blog schowcases our archives, collections, activities and projects
- Observing the 1980s
Material from the Mass Observation Project has been digitised and is available online.