Mass Observation Online (Parts I, II, III) Mass Observation was a British social research project that sought to document the cultural and social history of life in Britain from the 1930s-1960s. The diaries, photos, surveys, file reports, and other documents provide insight into topics common to everyday life: crime, eating habits, shopping, fashion, dance, popular music, sex, sport, reading, ethnic minorities, abortion, old age, and more.
The Mass Observation Online collection crosses disciplinary boundaries and offers material for fresh research, essays, and projects in anthropology, cultural and social history, literature, the arts, sociology, education, and gender studies.
In addition, Mass Observation Online includes historical and critical content that place these primary source materials in context. The Help Topics provide invaluable guidance and tips for searching the archive.