Oral history is an archive of live story interviews and projects recording history of local communities. Transcripts, summaries and the audio recordings themselves are available through in the archives reading room and our staff will be pleased to advice you.

There may be charges or permissions required for copies or use of material.

Every interviewee is asked to sign a copyright form giving consent to use the material while stating any restrictions they wish to impost.

The recordings are copied, a timed synopsis is made and transcribed, time and finances permitting. Photographs from people's personal albums are collected and copied.

The master tapes are archived and stored away while copy tapes are available for public listening. Names and personal data are not usually made available to those listening to tapes.

You may also be interested in:

British Library Listening Project

Oral History Society