Collection SOHC 8 - Men's work in heavy industries in Glasgow oral history project

Identity area

Reference code

GB 249 SOHC 8

Title

Men's work in heavy industries in Glasgow oral history project

Date(s)

  • Digital copies, 2016 (Creation)
  • Original recordings, 2005 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

2 compact cassette + associated digital files (3 BWF, 3 MP3, 2 MS Word) , 2 folders
Magnetic tape + digital (as above) + paper

Context area

Name of creator

(1995-present)

Administrative history

The Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) was set up within the Department of History at the University of Strathclyde in 1995. Since its foundation the SOHC has been involved in a wide range of teaching, research and outreach activities designed primarily to encourage the use of ‘best practice’ oral history methodology in Scotland. Until 2005, the SOHC was directed by Professor Callum Brown, since then by Professor Arthur McIvor.

Name of creator

(17 November 1960 – 8 April 2006)

Biographical history

Neil Rafeek was born in London, the middle of three brothers. His father Taureq Rafeek was a town planner and the family regularly moved with his work. From London they moved to Bristol, then Edinburgh (where Neil attended primary school), then Sunderland. Neil Rafeek's experience at secondary school there prevented him from successfully completing his early education. Leaving with just one O-level, he entered the building trade to train as a bricklayer. Subsequently he enrolled at the University of Strathclyde as a mature student and went on to do a PhD on women in the Communist party in Scotland 1920-1991 (1998). It was the first oral history based PhD awarded in the Department of History. Rafeek actively helped to build, manage and run the Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) at Strathclyde.

Archival history

Transferred in 2015 and 2016 from SOHC. The project's original SOHC ID was SOHCA/028. The project appears to have been referred to also by the title "Clydeside heavy industries oral history project". The original recordings were made 2005 using a cassette recorder. In 2016, they were digitised to uncompressed, unaltered 24 bit/96kHz BWF format (for preservation) with 16bit/48kHz MP3 surrogates (for access).

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

Conversations between Neil Rafeek and witnesses of working life in the Clydeside heavy industries.

Includes notes and draft publications relating to a project about the working culture and notions of masculinity in Clydeside heavy industries.

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Conditions governing access

Inquire with Archives Service

Conditions governing reproduction

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Language(s)

  • English

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