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Collection Details


Collection Name: NLSC: Oral History of the Post Office
Repository Name: British Library. National Sound Archive [Repository Details]
Repository Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Local Identifier: C1007
URL: http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/history_postoffice.html
Material Formats: [2 documents with audio]
Dates Spanned: 2001-2003
Description: An Oral History of the Post Office, which ran from July 2001 until August 2003, records the life stories of a wide range of Post Office staff in the UK. The interviews extend from postmen and postwomen on their rounds to union officials, engineers and senior management. The collection covers postal sorting and transportation as well as stamp design and the lesser-known aspects of the industry such as the Lost Letter Centre. The project documents the enormous changes which have taken place in the stamp and postal services sector within living memory and a compact disc of recorded extracts is currently in preparation.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 112
Interviews: [2 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: England; Oral history; Postage stamps--Great Britain; Postal service--Employees; Postal service--Great Britain; Postal service--History; Postal service--Letter carriers; United Kingdom
Collection Code: OHC0002175