Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mass Observation Online Update II now available

We have purchased Mass Observation Online Update II . Access is available now and updates records will soon appear in the library catalogue and LibGuides (including our A-Z list of databases).

This second update brings the following new content:

Diaries, 1943-1945
Completing the series of personal diaries submissions during the war period and up to December 1945.

Directives, 1943-1945
Completing the series of directive responses during the war period and up to December 1945.

Topic Collections
Three investigations of habits regarding Smoking, Drinking and Gambling. It also covers a survey of wartime attitudes to Posters used for public information from 1939-1947 and a study of the 'Britain Can Make It' design exhibition which took place in the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1946.

Worktown Collection
The Worktown Project was a major Mass Observation study carried out in Bolton and Blackpool during the period 1937-1940 and is complemented by the collection of 100 photographs from the Worktown Project already available in the resource.

Essays
"Think of desserts while the bombs fall around you: Nella Last and the Mass Observation diarists during World War II" plus two further essays.

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