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
- An Anthropology of Ourselves: Exploring MO for Creative Projects
Discover Mass Observation at this course in March.
- Recording Leisure Lives: Places & Spaces of Leisure in 20th-Century Britain
The next conference will be held at The Mass Observation Archive on 31 March 2015.
- Mass Observation Archive Legacy Charter
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