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SZ/OEMU/56 - [OEMU. Casualty Survey II]

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Level of description
Sub series
[OEMU. Casualty Survey II]
Quantity & Format
28 files; 4 boxes Mixed
World War, 1939-1945
Oxford Extra-Mural Unit -- Casualty Survey
Scope and content
Contains correspondence and papers relating to: the working practices of the casualty survey staff; responsibilities of lay and medical staff; the composition of the mobile teams; the type of information to be obtained; the London shelter enquiry into the usage and construction of air-raid shelters; the establishment of a psychological survey; the role of American sociologists and psychologists in the work; and the methods to be used in analysing school children's essays. The vast majority of the sub series (20 files) contains essays written by school children in Birmingham and Hull regarding their feelings and actions during air-raids. The files contain nearly 2100 of these essays.

Microfilmed essays: 'What I did and what happened to me in an air raid'. 5 reels (silver copies); a further diazo duplicate set (5 reels) ; and a silver original set (5 reels) lodged with the National Library of Wales, their ref: UEA 1-5.
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