CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3620/1
Extentc.200 tapes
Administrative HistoryThe University of Aberdeen Oral History Archive was begun in 1985 as part of the Aberdeen University Quincentenary Project. Interviews with former students, staff and other individuals connected with the University were originally intended to aid historians working on monographs commemorating the University's Quincentenary, which was celebrated in 1995, but the considerable historical value of these first interviews has encouraged the University to extend the project beyond this date.
DescriptionThis archive currently comprises interviews with nearly 200 individuals connected with the University. The interviews contain personal information about each individual and reflect on the history, structure, constitution and development of the University. They provide unrivalled glimpses into the lives of those connected with the institution, from remarkably detailed memories of graduates of the 1920s and 30s describing landladies, digs and food, through to ex-Principals and Heads of Department recounting their first hand experiences of university government at the highest level.
Access StatusRestricted
Access ConditionsSome recordings are restricted: under a closure agreement with interviewees (up to a maximum of 30 years), where no deposit agreement exists and where an interview contains third party sensitive personal data. Please see individual records.
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