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The Keele Oral History Project
"Oral history is a method of gathering and preserving historical information through recorded interviews with participants in past events and ways of life" (Oral History Association).
Oral history complements official documents and records by providing a personal view of historical moments. The Keele Oral History Project was instigated at the first Pioneers Reunion in May 2005.
The memories of students are of value not just to themselves but also to posterity. Historians, sociologists, alumni, scholars and others will all benefit from the experiences they share for the project.
KEELE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT STORIES
- First Decade: The Origins of Keele University 1950-1962
- Coming of Age: Continuity and Change 1962-1973
STORIES, MYTHS AND LEGENDS
- A Brief History of the Sneyd family, the Keele estate, the University College of North Staffordshire and Keele University
- History of Keele through Building Names
- Officers of the Students' Union and KRA/KPA
- Officers of the Athletic Union
THANK YOU - FIRST DECADE and A COMING OF AGE
Many alumni have been involved in supporting the Project with donations of stories, photographs, interviews, ephemera, student and university publications, advice, stories and information.
Photo 1: Producers of "FirstDecade": John Groom (1956), Keith Clement (1956), Geoff Matthews (1957) and Brian Walker (1970). Not show: John Easom (1981)
Photo 2: Producers of "A Coming of Age": Nici Hildebrandt (1975), John Easom (1981), Bill Proctor (1968), Brian Walker (1970), Phil Davies (1971) Gerry Northam (1970). Not shown; Pam Jones, Matt Bowling (2008)
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