This is a new online directory that represents collections from organisations participating in our network, Scotland’s Sounds. We hope this will help people to explore what sound collections exist and how to access them, as well as show the diversity and value of these rich collections to researchers, sound enthusiasts and the general public.
This is a work in progress a present, if you want your own sound collections to be a part of our directory please contact us to request a Collection Information form.
Scotlands Sounds - Collections
The University has two major collections of oral history recordings: MS 3620 University of Aberdeen’s Oral History Archive and MS 3769 Lives in the Oil Industry. Other collections may also contain some sound recordings.
The University of Aberdeen Oral History Archive (MS 3620) began in 1985 as part of the Aberdeen University Quincentenary Project. There are interviews with former students, staff and other individuals connected with the University. The archive contains nearly 200 interviews with over 170 individuals connected with the University.
Lives in the Oil Industry (MS 3769) is a collaboration between the British Library's National Life Story Collection and the University of Aberdeen. The project collected the experiences of those who had first-hand experience of the North Sea Oil and Gas industry in the twentieth century. There are almost 200 interviews totalling approximately 800 hours of recordings.
Number of items: c.400 individual oral history recordings.
Formats: Digital sound files; Compact Discs; Cassettes; Open Reels
Contents: Oral History ; Education; Oil & gas
The Special Collections Centre is home to the University’s historic collections of books, manuscripts, archives and photographs.
Access to Collections: On-site
Contact Details: Special Collections Centre, The Sir Duncan Rice Library, Bedford Road, Aberdeen, AB24 3AA
Tel: +44 (0)1224 272598
Sound Collections resources factsheet - https://www.abdn.ac.uk/special-collections/documents/SLA_PDF/qghcol009.pdf
Oral History Project
An ongoing project recording the memories of people who have lived and worked in Dundee and the surrounding area. Musicians, jute workers, academics, designers and poets are just a few of those whose experiences have been captured so far.
Number of items: 139
Formats: Digital sound files
Contents: Oral History; Interviews; Music & Song; Spoken Word; Jute Industry; Dundee and India Music; The Arts Design; Architecture; Comics; Publishing; Journalism; Sport and leisure; Education; The University; Family life; Poetry; Fashion; Electronic games; Photography; Retail; Disabilities Medicine; Working life; Politics; Armed Services; Academia;
UoD Archive Services manages and maintains the University of Dundee's manuscripts, records and special collections. We hold material relating to the University and to individuals, industry and organisations in the Tayside area and beyond. We promote the use of the collections to support the University's aims of research, teaching and learning and are actively engaged with local communities.
Access to Collections: On-site
Contact Details: Archive Services, Culture & Information Tower Building, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN