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Mass Observation at The Keep
1939-1967. Full personal diaries kept usually on a daily basis by members of MO’s national panel.
1937-1938. One day diaries written by people from all over Britain who volunteered to be members of MO’s national panel of observers.
1939-1955. Answers from members of MO’s national panel to the regular “directive” or open-ended questionnaire on a variety of subjects including personal issues.
1939-1955. Monthly questionnaire produced by Mass Observation and distributed to members of the volunteer panel. The questionnaire was known as a 'directive’.
1937-1965. The raw material generated by MO’s studies including: questionnaires, interviews, descriptions, correspondence and printed ephemera. All material is arranged by theme or title of study.
1937-1965. Books which appeared during MO’s first phase of activity, 1937-1950, as well as two further publications from the 1960s.
1937-1951. A series of over 2,000 typed original reports, providing a top level summary of MO methods, and conclusions of Mass Observation studies.
The MO study of Bolton and Blackpool, 1937-1940. Also known as the Worktown Project.