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 in the care of the University of Sussex and is housed in the Library in Special Collections.
See what's new
- The Mass Observation Archive is getting a new home
In Summer 2013 the Archive will be moving to The Keep, a new purpose-built home for our archives and collections near the University of Sussex.
- Mass Observation Free Twilight CPD session, 12th June 2013 4-6pm
Find out about our latest event for Primary and Secondary school teachers and teacher trainees.
- Observing the 1980s
Material from the Mass Observation Project has been digitised and is available online.