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
- Being Human
The Mass Observation Archive is part of the UK’s first national festival of the humanities.
- Mass Observation at the Brighton Photo Biennial
The Mass Education Project will be at the Brighton Photo Biennial this Autumn.
- Mass Observation Archive Legacy Charter
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