On 3rd November 2021, our Archivist Stephanie presented at the Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences (ALISS) Oral History Showcase webinar, which was specifically about hidden voices online. You can find out more about co-speakers from the British Library Save our Sounds project and Teeside University here.

Stephanie spoke about the work of the  Leonard Cheshire Archive, where we have saved the disability sound collections in our care from technical and physical obsolescence, thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Foyle Foundation, as part of the Resonate project.  The recordings saved include speeches from our founder Group Captain Leonard Cheshire (also a disabled person) and volunteers, staff and residents involved with the work of the Leonard Cheshire charity. After a digitisation and transcription project with a team of digital volunteers, we made a selection of the sound recordings available online for researchers and those interested in the history of Leonard Cheshire and its founder, Group Captain Lord Leonard Cheshire VC OM.

Stephanie also discussed our new Podcast, where we have been trying to make each episode more accessible by providing transcripts and a YouTube version.

 You can download the slides and script from the presentation below:

ALISS Presentation

ALISS Showcase Key Resources for Social Scientists Script