York University launches new digital archive featuring those that helped shape it (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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York University launches new digital archive featuring those that helped shape it
12:10pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
York University has launched a new digital archive recording the memories and histories of some of the people who have helped shape the institution over the last 50 years.
Part of the university’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the oral history project has recorded and transcribed the recollections of a wide variety of people.
They include vice-chancellors, former students, founding fathers, current academic and support staff, as well as people from the wider community.
The first 50 interviews, carried out by historian and journalist Greg Neale, founding editor of the BBC History Magazine, are now being lodged in the university archive in the Borthwick Institute for Archives and will be available later this year.
Excerpts from a selection of the interviews are now available online via the University’s 50th Anniversary website at york.ac.uk/50/history/oral-history/.