Britain’s Mass Observation Movement
I am both appalled by the invasion of privacy whilst also incredibly amazed and excited by the prospects of unpacking this mass storage of information. What an incredible database this would be to explore! Around 500 volunteers recorded their daily lives in response to questionaires or submitting diary entries as well as conversations and public events recorded by various media during the 1930’s. A snapshot of a time and way of living that is normally inaccessible for researchers.