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Swansea University
1984-1985 Miners' Strike Study (audio recordings)

Reference code(s): GB 0217 SWCC : AUD/Project/6

Held at: Swansea University

Title: 1984-1985 Miners' Strike Study (audio recordings)

Short Title: 1984-1985 Miners' Strike Study (audio recordings)

Creation date(s): 1984-1986

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 37 recordings

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Administrative/Biographical history: The study concentrates on the 1984-1985 Miner's Strike, giving unique vivid first-hand accounts of events during and following the strike. The study mainly concentrates on the views of the mining industry, leaders and miners, regarding the aftermath of the strike, and their opinions as to the outcome. The project was carried out by the University of Wales Swansea.


Scope and content/abstract: Recorded interviews with discussion groups, individuals and leaders. The study also includes radio programme recordings and a selection of miners' strike songs, recollections and poetry. The recordings were made 1984-1986 but cover the period 1950-1986.


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Conditions governing access: Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that some collections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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Language codes: eng


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Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Coal miners | Interviews
Coal miners | Songs and music
Coal miners | Trades unions | Wales, South
Coal miners | Wales, South
Coal mines and mining | Wales, South
Coal strike, Great Britain, 1984-1985
Industrial relations | Wales, South
Labour leaders | Wales, South
Oral history | Wales, South
Radio journalism | Great Britain
Strikes and lockouts | Coal mining | Wales, South

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