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A Life in Sound: The Sounds & Stories of Paul Graney

July 12, 2016 by


This is a blog post of an event held on 7 June 2016 at Manchester Central Library as part of the Manchester Histories Festival. It was written and presented by Fiona Cosson, Historian at Manchester Metropolitan University and David Govier, Archivist at Manchester Central Library. Introduction Welcome to Manchester Central Library. Today we take you on…

Geotourist Audio Guide Exclusive Offer

June 10, 2016 by


Geotourist is a digital navigation audio guide to help you learn about the world around you as described by local experts and organisations. Have you ever walked past a beautiful sculpture or interesting building and wondered what it was or what the artist or designer’s inspiration or story behind the place is? Or have you […]

Greater Manchester Sound Archive launched at Manchester Central Library

July 1, 2015 by


The Greater Manchester Sound Archive has landed at Manchester Central Library. From today you can listen to over 1,200 copies sound recordings on cassette, CD and mp3 at the library. The archives were collected by the North West Sound Archive, whose holdings have been transferred around the region to Lancashire Archives, Liverpool Central Library and […]

Gurkha Stories: Oral Histories of Gurkha Veterans website

June 29, 2015 by


Gurkha Stories is a community project preserving the rare stories of its Gurkha veterans who have settled primarily at Abbeygate House in Colchester. Many are now in their seventh decade and reflect back on their lives. The public are invited to browse extracts from their stories on the project website:, which contains the whole […]

British Library launches ‘Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust’ Collection

January 22, 2015 by


British Library launches Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust – an online collection of over 280 in-depth Holocaust survivors’ testimonies This week, to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day, the British Library is launching Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust, an online resource giving worldwide access to 289 oral history interviews with Holocaust Survivors. The interviews comprise a […]

Royal Voluntary Service’s Voices of Volunteering Goes Online

November 24, 2014 by


Voices of Volunteering: 75 Years of Citizenship and Service is an Oral History project run by the Royal Voluntary Service and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are collecting Oral Histories from past and present volunteers helping to preserve their unique take on their service with the charity. These recordings will be made available […]

Oral History Classroom Guide from Oral History Association (USA)

October 2, 2014 by


The Oral History Association, in conjunction with the History Channel, has recently completed a document entitled, “Principles and Best Practices for Oral History Education,” aimed at grades 4-12.  Co-authors of the document were OHA Education Committee members Debbie Ardemendo and Katie Kuszmar. Online here