Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - MASS OBSERVATION -

WEB­SITES The Mass Ob­ser­va­tion Pro­ject

mas­ The pro­ject was re­vived in 1981 and is still look­ing for par­tic­i­pants. If you are in­ter­ested in be­com­ing an ob­server, you can find out how to ap­ply at mas­sobs. The web­site also con­tains a wealth of in­for­ma­tion about the his­tory of the orig­i­nal pro­ject. The New Yorker If you read one ac­count of Mass Ob­ser­va­tion, make sure it is Caleb Crain’s 2006 ar­ti­cle for The New Yorker, Sur­veil­lance So­ci­ety: the MassOb­ser­va­tion Move­ment and the Mean­ing of Ev­ery­day Life. Find­my­past

find­my­ The 1939 Na­tional Iden­tity Reg­is­ter is avail­able to search at find­my­ and pro­vides per­sonal de­tails of mil­lions of civil­ians alive on the eve of the Se­cond World War. Each house­hold record costs £6.95 to down­load. AR­CHIVES The Mass Ob­ser­va­tion Ar­chives

The Keep, Wool­lards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP 01273 482349 the­keep@ eastsus­ Th­ese are part of the Univer­sity of Sus­sex col­lec­tions at The Keep ar­chive cen­tre near Brighton. To search the ar­chive cat­a­logue, visit the­ col­lec­tions/mass- ob­ser­va­tion-ar­chive. Cen­tre of Work­town Stud­ies Univer­sity of Bolton, Deane Road Bolton BL3 5AB 01204 903609 r.snape@ This has been es­tab­lished at the Univer­sity of Bolton by Dr Bob Snape, in part­ner­ship with Bolton Mu­seum. More de­tails can be found on­line at bolton. Work­town/ Home.aspx. BOOKS Nella Last’s War: The Se­cond World War Di­aries of ‘House­wife, 49’ by Richard Broad ( Pro­file, 2006) We Are At War: The Di­aries of Five Or­di­nary Peo­ple in Ex­tra­or­di­nary Times by Si­mon Garfield ( Ebury, 2005) Work­town: The As­ton­ish­ing Story of the Pro­ject that Launched MassOb­ser­va­tion by David Hall ( Wei­den­feld & Ni­col­son, 2015)

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