China Clay works group picture, circa 1960s

This month’s continuation of a short series based on the collection, identification and preservation of family photographs. You can view last month’s article here. Where to start! It is often easiest to start with photos of your immediate family to create a timeline into the past; parents, brothers and sisters and particularly couples, such as…Continue Reading “Unpacking Your Memories: Looking into the Family Photograph Album”

A short series on the collection, identification and preservation of family photographs; how to interpret the images you find and their significance for the social historian. Do you have a family photograph album or simply one of those boxes stored in the attic and piled full of old snapshots, or even strips of celluloid ‘negatives’?…Continue Reading “Unpacking Your Memories: Looking into the Family Photograph Album”

The British tradition in oral history is by no means undifferentiated. This article is all about what makes oral histories important, the rise of the digital revolution and the significance of the ‘still’ and ‘moving’ image through history. For more information on oral history texts available in both digital and print, scroll down to the bottom…Continue Reading “Oral History, Audio-Visual History and The Significance of ‘Still’ and ‘Moving’ Images”

Cornish Audio Visual Archive interview image

As part of a series of articles based on the varied Archives held across Cornwall, this is the second feature which focuses on the South West Film & Television Archive.  Author Shauna Osborne-Dowle also recounts her time working with the Archive in 2006 with a specific focus on Cornish content. The South West Film & Television Archive…Continue Reading “Archiving Cornwall: South West Film & Television Archive”