Collection MS 440 - Reminiscence group, Boomerang Community Centre

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MS 440


Reminiscence group, Boomerang Community Centre


  • 1950s-2019 (Creation)

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1 box; 6.37 GB

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Audio and visual material created during the 'Eh rimember that' project, charting the sessions which explored the history of Dundee and the memories of group members



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Usually chronological within series.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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The 'Eh rimember that' project emerged from connections made by the University's external relations staff (Shabnam Wasim) with Boomerang Community Centre. Based on talks given by Humanities lecturer Eddie Small to the Centre's Reminiscence Group, the project developed with the aim of using archives as a means to prompt memories and elicit stories about Dundee in the later 20th century. Funding for the project was awarded to Boomerang by the Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership. Consequently, over a series of six sessions, Archive staff members Jan Merchant, Sharon Kelly and archive volunteers, Kelly Anderson and Shannon Reid introduced the group to archives and their purpose and worked with them on a number of themes.Sessions were photographed and recorded then edited for use on AV posts which will be made available in other community spaces. The completed project was launched at a celebratory tea dance in May 2019.

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MS 440

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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