Speaker: Newitt, Ned, 1946 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Teacher, City Councillor
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Talks about how set up one year oral history project [later to become Leicester Oral History Archive] through Manpower Services Commission (MSC) in Leicester, 1985, as part of year's sabbatical at BBC Radio Leicester during MPhil course in history. Describes problems with MSC, lack of 20th century history in museums. Talks about approach to choosing interviewees, how presented oral history material, lack of trained historians & effect of this on quality of interviews. Explains interest in history of 'ordinary' people, mentions practical issues of finding recorders & tapes. Reflects on own awareness of oral history, fate of oral history collecting since.
Place of birth:
Education: To M.Phil
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1980s
Recording Date: 12/8/2003
Playing time: 48 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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