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Oral history

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:


Audio-Visual Records, 1947 - 2014

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86
Scope and Contents The collection includes four sets of oral history recordings: interviews with staff involved in site testing for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Project, conducted by Jim Olsen (1971-1976) and Keith Tritton (1985-1986); interviews by Dr S.R.C. Malin of the National Maritime Museum with RGO astronomers (1983-1986); and the interviews by the Laurie Project (1986-1987) with RGO staff members recounting their memories of the Observatory. The remainder of the collection comprises audio-visual...
Dates: 1947 - 2014
Conditions Governing Access: Please note that Cambridge University Library Manuscripts Department would need to make special arrangements for audio-visual viewing or listening so advance notice is essential. Our email address is The following classes of material are awaiting digitisation and are not currently accessible: MS.RGO.86/5, MS.RGO.86/6/1/1, MS.RGO.86/6/1/2, MS.RGO.86/6/1/6, MS.RGO.86/6/1/13, MS.RGO.86/6/2/1, MS.RGO.86/6/2/2, and MS.RGO.86/7. Item MS.RGO.86/4/13 is restricted.

Interview with Dominic Abrams, 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ABMS 7/1/2
Scope and Contents

Recorded interview between Mark Abrams and his grandson Dominic Abrams at 48 St. Martin's Lane, London, 19 September 1984.

Dates: 1984
Conditions Governing Access: Available online.

The Papers of Sir Ian Jacob

Reference Code: GBR/0014/JACB
Scope and Contents

The papers cover Jacob's adult life from his early army career, his work as Assistant Military Secretary to the War Cabinet and as Director General of the BBC, to his retirement where he remained active in many important public services. Also included are some Boer War papers which were kept by Jacob's father-in-law.

Dates: 1899 - 1993
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Transcript of Interview with Dominic Abrams, 2012

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ABMS 7/1/2A
Scope and Contents Illustrated typed version of recorded interview between Mark Abrams and his grandson Dominic Abrams, with foreword and images added by Dominic Abrams. The interview was recorded on 19 September 1984 and transcribed in 2002, with an introduction to the transcription by Dominic Abrams, 22 February 2012. The transcription includes extracts from an interview with Mark Abrams conducted by Rebecca Abrams in 1986 and additional information provided by Rebecca Abrams, Paul Walman and Sonia...
Dates: 2012
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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