Links & Resources
The information on this page is provided for the benefit of researchers and anyone interested in the BEHP; the industries covered by the BEHP; the fields of archiving and heritage collection; or oral history in general. If you are aware of any useful links or resources that should be included on this page, or if you would like your organisation to be listed, please let us know.
Industry websites and resources
Alexandra Palace Society
The website of the Alexandra Palace Society. Includes information on the restoration of the Desmond Campbell collection of early TV photographs.
The UK's media and entertainment trade union, covering broadcasting, film, independent production, theatre and the arts, leisure and digital media.
Information on BBC history, research and collections.
BBC Memory Bank
The Memory Bank Project (Memories of the BBC) collects online contributions from ex-BBC employees of their career memories, stories and insights of work at the Corporation.
BBC Pebble Mill
Celebrates and documents programme making at BBC Pebble Mill from the building opening in 1971 to being demolished in 2005.
British Cinema and Television Veterans Association (and Veterans Magazine)
The website for the British Cinema and Television Veterans Association and Veterans Magazine.
Website of British Film Institute and National Television Archive.
BKSTS (International Moving Image Society)
The International Moving Image Society otherwise known as the The British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS).
British Film Studios
This is a list of British film studios, courtesy of Wikipedia.
Website for British Universities Film and Video Council, useful online database of moving images, as well as special collections and off-air recording.
BUFVC - Projects Page
British Universities Film and Video Council projects page.
TV research and data information.
Elstree Screen Heritage
The website of the Elstree Screen Heritage archive project.
The trade union representing actors, supporting artists, singers, dancers, stunt performers, stage performers and others.
Information on international projects and professional standards.
Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries.
The Internet Movie Database is a useful resource on film and television productions, incuding crews and talent.
ITN 1955 Club
Site dedicated to memories of the spirit of ITN; the ITN 1955 Club was formed in 1989.
The trade union representing musicians working in all sectors of the music industry.
The trade union representing journalists from across the entire span of the media industry including broadcast, print and new media.
Camera, sound and lighting technicians share their memories of the ‘golden age’ of television at the BBC.
An online archive of clips, idents, promos, bumpers, clocks, titles, trailers, ads and more, collected from decades of British television.
TV Studio History
Unofficial history of London’s television studios.
The Writers' Guild of Great Britain supports writers across media including books, film, online, radio, theatre, TV and videogames.
Other Archive and Oral History Resources
Archives & Records Association
The Archives and Records Association is the lead professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, providing training, professional help and advice.
Archives for London
Archives for London brings together everyone interested in archives in or about London – users, practitioners and enthusiasts. Through the passion, experience and expertise of our members and guests we help people get more out of the documents, photographs and films that make up our capital’s rich archival heritage.
Community Archives & Heritage Group
The Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG) is a national group which aims to support and promote community archives in the UK & Ireland. We bring together bodies and organisations concerned with community archives, and provide a forum for the regular exchange of views and information.
East Midlands Oral History Archive
The East Midlands Oral History Archive was the first large-scale archive of oral history recordings for Leicestershire & Rutland. This includes the collections of the former Leicester Oral History Archive, the Mantle archive from North West Leicestershire, the Community History archive of Leicester City Libraries, the Market Harborough Museum collection, and the sound archive of BBC Radio Leicester, along with smaller collections donated by local organisations or individuals.
London Metropolitan Archives
London’s archive service, collecting, preserving, celebrating and sharing the stories of London and Londoners and its many communities through collaboration, innovation and learning.
The official archive of the UK government and for England and Wales.
Oral History Society
The Oral History Society promotes the collection, preservation and use of recorded memories of the past. As well as offering practical advice and support, the Society aims to raise standards in oral history practices across a range of activities and disciplines. The Society also provides a voice for oral historians advising and collaborating with national organisations and research councils on oral history.
Scottish Oral History Centre
The Scottish Oral History Centre was set up to support the use of oral history within the academic community, archives and museums and has also 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.
Academic Research on the History Project (BEHP) and our archives.
Andrew Dawson (University of Greenwich School of Humanities) and Sean P Holmes‘ (School of Arts at Brunel University) paper Help to Preserve the Real Story of our Cinema and Television Industries: The BECTU History Project and the Construction of British Media History, 1986 – 2010. Published in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, September 2012. This was followed up by a second article entitled, The BECTU History Project: A Postscript, that was also published in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, September 2012.