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Phone: +44 (0)1273 337515



You can find out here how to support our work and help make a difference as well as information about donating personal papers to the Archive. 

Why support the Mass Observation Archive

Although the Archive is in the care of the University, it is a Charity and funds are needed to support our ongoing work. We exist because people value the importance of capturing and using records of everyday life. At the heart of our work is safeguarding the records of the Mass Observation Archive for inspiring learning and research and ensuring they continue to be made available for future generations.

Our income is reliant on donations, royalties, research commissions and funding grants. With your help, we can continue to record and preserve material on everyday life in Britain for us all to enjoy. 



Donating Personal Papers

Over the years the Mass Observation Archive has collected life story documents produced by individuals in accordance with the traditions of Mass Observation.

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Since 1991 the Friends of the Archive scheme has provided essential financial support for the Archive's activities.

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Leave a legacy

Find out how you can help to ensure that the Archive is made available for for future generations.

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