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
- 12th May 2014: Be a Mass Observer for the day
The Mass Observation Archive is collecting diaries written on 12th May 2014.
- 'Write & Research Workshop' with poet Evlynn Sharp
Support us on Crowdfunder and join us for a creative writing workshop on Saturday 26th April 2014.
- 'Intimate Lives'
Find out about the upcoming Mass Observation events.
- Observing the 1980s
Material from the Mass Observation Project has been digitised and is available online.