Copyright, permissions and reuse of material

Disclaimer: Much of the source data for this project was collected in the mid-1990s and concerns memories of 1930s life; as such there may be opinions expressed or words used that do not meet today’s norms and expectations.

Images, documents and audio recordings of interviews posted on this website may be downloaded and reused without permission in any format for purposes of research, private study or education (non-commercial use) only.

All of the images, documents and audio recordings of interviews posted on our website are subject to ‘no known copyright restrictions’, which means that the project is unaware of any current copyright restrictions on these materials, either due to the permission forms signed by the project’s participants or because an image’s term of copyright has expired. If you have any questions or comments concerning copyright and the content featured on our website, we would be grateful if you could contact us at the following email address:

All of the images, documents and audio recordings of interviews featured on this website may still be subject to other third party rights, such as rights of privacy. You are responsible for obtaining other such necessary permissions for reuse. The project takes no responsibility for clearing these rights.

In addition, a number of creative audio pieces have been developed for the project which use small extracts of music from film clips as fades, bridges or transitions. The project has been informed that the use of these clips falls under the principle of ‘fair dealing’. A listing of the film credits used in the audio pieces is included below:
Audio Pieces – Film Credits

When reusing materials from this website in your own work, please visit the CMDA Citation Style Guide for guidelines and examples of how to cite.

If you need to use images or documents included in this website for a commercial purpose, or have any further questions about permissions, please contact the project at the following email address: