LevelCollection
Ref NoOHP
TitleOral history project
Date1998-2012
Extent117 recordings & accompanying paperwork (131 minidisk; 163 CD; 23 Audio Cassette; 1 video casette; 3 mini-DVC; 501 AIFF files; 4 .wav files; 99 text files & 22 video files in mixed formats)
Creator NameGuardian Newspapers Limited
DescriptionAn oral history project has been undertaken to record the memories of staff who have worked for either the Guardian or the Observer.

Staff interviewed include editorial staff such as journalists and photographers, as well as production and administrative staff.

Production staff interviewed include a printer, compositors and a designer. Administrative staff include secretaries, a marketing manager and librarians, whilst journalists interviewed include correspondents covering war, health, politics, film and television.

Topics covered include the Guardian's move from Manchester offices to production in London, the launch of the Guardian's women's page, and changes in ownership of the Observer newspaper.

This collection contains a series of interviews conducted with Guardian staff who covered the March 2003 invasion of Iraq by US-led coalition forces for the newspaper. Staff interviewed include reporters and photographers, some of whom were embedded with the armed forces in the lead up to and during the invasion.

The topics covered in the Iraq War Voices interviews include training and preparation undertaken before departure, the equipment they used in the field, and their interaction with the local people and the military services.

Originally recorded on minidisc or audio cassette, and later transferred to CD, the oral history recordings are now available to researchers via the GNM Digital Repository.

Many of the recordings include a data cover sheet completed at the time of the interview which contains biographical details about the subject and information about the recording.
Access StatusOpen(part)
Access ConditionsSome parts of the interviews remain closed where the interviewee has indicated they are confidential or where there is a possibility of libel.
FormatElectronic record
CD recording
Printed document
Tape recording
Minidisc recording

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