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Oral history at the University of Leicester

As announced recently, we will be hosting the CILIP Local Studies conference on July 9, which will be themed around oral history and sound collections. We choose oral history thanks to the University's, and the region's, strengths in this area.

East Midlands Oral History Archive (EMOHA)

Based in the Centre for Urban History, East Midlands Oral History Archive is one of the largest regional collections of its kind. It was originally funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to establish an archive of oral history recordings for Leicestershire & Rutland. It includes the collections of the Leicester Oral History Archive, the Mantle archive from North West Leicestershire, the Community History archive of Leicester City Libraries, the Market Harborough Museum collection, and the sound archive of BBC Radio Leicester, along with smaller collections donated by local organisations or individuals.

Following a major digitisation project, the Library's Special Collections Online provides p…
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We are very pleased to be hosting the 2018 conference of the CILIP Local Studies Group here in the Library. This year's theme focuses on oral history, chosen as we will launch our involvement in the British Library's Unlocking Our Sound Heritage in the summer.
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Date and time: 9 July 2018, 10:00 – 16:30 BST
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