File 2 - Asbestos-related diseases in the West of Scotland: Interview A08

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GB 249 SOHC 4/2


Asbestos-related diseases in the West of Scotland: Interview A08


  • 1998 or 1999 (Creation)

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1 compact cassette + 5 digital files (2 BWF, 2 MP3, 1 MS word)

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Ronald Johnston was born and brought up in Glasgow. He worked in various manual jobs before embarking on an academic career in social history, advancing to Reader at Glasgow Caledonian University. His main research interests lie in 19th and 20th century British history, especially the history of work and of occupational health. He is the author/co-author of three academic books and over thirty journal articles.

Johnston left academia in 2011 to concentrate on independent research and writing. His first novel, 'The red list', draws on his extensive knowledge of the West of Scotland during the period when it gained the title 'Red Clydeside'. His pen name is James Johnston.

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Conversation between R Johnston and a male joiner, b. 1926, 19 November 1998. The date 19 January 1999 is also given in the transcript.

  • sound recording (0h44m 30s) and transcript

Tape 190. Consent form A8, formerly coded A21.

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