Papers and Publications

Theses and Dissertations

1988

Christmas Mumming in a North Cotswold Town: With Special Reference to Tourism, Urbanisation and Immigration-Related Social Change, PhD., Institute of Dialect and Folklife Studies, School of English, University of Leeds, England.

Reviewed by external examiner Tom Pettitt: “Christmas Mumming…” Roomer 7:3 (1989), pp. 46-48 [“A major event in the study of English customary drama“…]

1981

Medieval Theater in Indo-European Context, MA, Department of Theater Arts and Rhetoric, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California.

Monographs

2011

“Therapeutic Living With Other People’s Children: An oral
history of residential therapeutic child care, c. 1930-c.1980”
HG-08-16728: Final Report to the Heritage Lottery Fund Covering the period January 2010 – October 2011 (3rd edition).
Adobe pdf document from otherpeopleschildren.org.uk website

1997

Celebrating Memory: An oral history of the Society of Archivists and its members. Handbook.

Includes “Some Themes in the History of the Society of Archivists”, “Chronology of the Society of Archivists 1946-1980”

1991

The Imperilled Inheritance: Dialect and Folklife Studies at the University of Leeds 1946-1962. Harold Orton and the English Dialect Survey (Folklore Society Publications, London).

Edited Monographs

1994/1995

Memories of an Old Campdonian, by Fred Coldicott, Campden and District Historical and Archaeological Society, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. 2nd edition 1995.

1990

Residential Experience, Association of Workers for Maladjusted Children

Collected papers on therapeutic residential work with emotionally and behaviourally disturbed children.

1986/1997

A Child in Arcadia: The Chipping Campden Boyhood of H.T. Osborn 1902-1907, Campden and District Historical and Archaeological Society, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. 2nd edition, 1997.

Edited letters from H.T. Osborn to Craig Fees and others, with editor’s Introduction.

1985

Local Studies by the students in Mrs. Thorpe’s third and fourth year class, St. James’ School, Chipping Campden, Glos.. St. James School, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. (Copy deposited in Gloucestershire Archives).

Introductions and Afterwords

2009

Introduction to the IHWTE Publication Series“, in Tony Rees, “An Obscure Philanthropist”: Frank Mathews 1871-1948, Castle View Books (Leominster), pp. 241-243

1994

“Editor’s Introduction”, in Fred Coldicott, Memories of an Old Campdonian Campden and District Historical and Archaeological Society (Chipping Campden)

1985 (1996)

“Introduction”, in H.T. Osborn, A Child in Arcadia: The Chipping Campden Boyhood of H.T. Osborn 1902-1907, and “Editor’s Note to the Second Edition” [1996], Campden and District Historical and Archaeological Society (Chipping Campden).

Papers in edited books

1996

“Tourism and the Politics of Authenticity in a North Cotswold Town”, in Tom Selwyn, ed., The Tourist Image: Myths and Myth Making in Tourism (John Wiley and Sons, Chichester), pp. 121-146.

Articles in journals

2006

RadioTC International”, Oral History 34:2, pp. 18-20

2003

“Introduction” to two archive articles by Richard Crocket, “Notes on the architectural requirements of the therapeutic community approach to psychiatry in district general hospitals” (1972) and “Therapeutic community adaptation of standard plans for district general hospital psychiatric wards” (1973), Therapeutic Communities 24:3, pp. 227-231

2001

Preface: Unpublished Classics: “Children’s Hostels” by Arthur T. Barron (1943)”, Therapeutic Communities 22:4, pp. 292-295

1999

Obituary: Dr. Josephine Lomax-Simpson – ‘Doc’ (11 March 1925 – 25 May 1999), Therapeutic Communities 20:3 (1999), pp. 231-236.

1998

From the Archives 3”, Therapeutic Communities 19:3 pp. 247-248

1998

‘“No Foundation All the Way Down the Line”: History, Memory, and ‘milieu therapy’ from the view of a specialist archive in Britain’, Therapeutic Communities 19:2, pp. 167-178.

1998

“From the Archives”, Therapeutic Communities 19:1, pp. 65-66

1997

“From the Archives”, Therapeutic Communities 18:4, pp. 310-311

1996

“Obituaries: Appreciation [Marie Slocombe]”, Folk Music Journal 7:2, pp. 272-273

1994

“Damn St. George! Some Neglected Home Truths in the History of British Folk Drama, or Bring Out the Dead” Traditional Drama 3, pp. 1-14.

1991

“Maxwell Jones: Bibliography: Papers, Lectures and Other Publications”, International Journal of Therapeutic Communities 12:2/3, pp. 157-167.

1991

The Historiography of Dialectology”, Lore and Language 10:2, pp. 67-74.

1991

“The Greek Mummers: A Challenge”, Folklore 102:1, pp. 108-110

[In which I made a £50 challenge which was not taken up, and I guess we can consider expired]

1990

Reflections of a Folklorist in a Residential Therapeutic Community for Emotionally Deprived and Disturbed Children”, Maladjustment and Therapeutic Education 8 (2), pp. 68-73. Reprinted in Folklore in Use 1 (1993).

1990

“Mummers and Momoeri: A Response”, Folklore 100 (2), pp. 240-247.

1989

“Review of ‘Tales Until Dawn: Sgeul gu Latha: The World of a Cape Breton Gaelic Story-Teller’, by Joe Neil MacNeil (translated and edited by John Shaw)”, Reading Folklore 3, pp. 33-36

1989

“Glances Through Periodicals”, Reading Folklore 3, pp. 17-24

1989

“Review of ‘The Forbidden Zone’ by Michael Lesy”, Reading Folklore 3, pp. 9-11

1989

“Review of ‘UFOs 1947-1987: The 40-Year Search for an Explanation’, compiled and edited by Hilary Evans, with John Spencer”, Reading Folklore 3, pp. 1-5

1989

“Tradition/Modern”, Talking Folklore 6, pp. 57-63

1988

“Review of ‘Comparative Mythology, by Jaan Puhvel”, Reading Folklore 2, pp. 21-32

1988

Community Folklore: Folk Memory in a North Cotswold Community”, Talking Folklore 1 (4), pp. 22-38.

1988

“Maypole Dance in the 20th Century: Further Studies of A North Cotswold Town”, Traditional Dance 5/6, pp. 97-134.

1987-88

“Review: Staffordshire Folk Drama, by Alex Helm”, Reading Folklore 1, pp. 7-8

1986-87

“The Americanisation of Britain: On the Offensive”, Talking Folklore 1:2, pp. 25-33

1986-87

“Introduction”, Talking Folklore 1:2, pp. 1-2

1986

“A Reply to Stephen Sayers”, Talking Folklore 1:1, pp. 29-31

1986

Gordon Ashman, Craig Fees and Steve Roud, “Introduction”, Talking Folklore 1:1, pp. 1-5

Articles in Newsletters

2005

Insight into an archive specialising in records devoted to work with disturbed, delinquent and distressing people”, ARC: Archives, Records Management and Conservation No, 196: December, pp. 4-5

2004

Hello, I must be going” [Editorial], Joint Newsletter 12, pp. 2-4

2004

Review of Face to Face With Children by Joel Kanter, Joint Newsletter 11, p. 37

2004

What is an archive for?Joint Newsletter 10, p. 48

2003

Wellcome Witness Seminar: February 18, 2003. ‘Beyond the asylum: anti-psychiatry and care in the community”, Joint Newsletter 7, p. 16.

2003

Harry Wilmer and ‘People Need People’” and “Dr. Harry Wilmer, interviewed by Craig Fees”, Joint Newsletter 7, pp. 55-56.

2002

Oral History, Adding Value, and Archives“, Film and Sound Group News 16 (June 2002), pp. 8-10

2002

Archivist/Director’s Report”, Joint Newsletter 5, pp. 23-27

2001

“Quality Network of Therapeutic Communities Launched: The Community of Communities’ – 26.10.01”, The Clinical Governance Support Service Bulletin, Number 21:November, pp.3-4

2001

Classic Turns 30 – Maurice Bridgeland’s Pioneer Work With Maladjusted ChildrenJoint Newsletter 3, p. 30.

2000

“Disasters, Major and Minor”, Film and Sound Group News 13 (December 2000), pp. 3-5; reprinted, with permission, as “Disasters, Near and Far”, in the Newsletter and Annual Report: From the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre 5 (December 2000) .

1999

“Celebrating Memory”/ “OHF-Online: Oral History Forum Online”, Film and Sound Group News 10 (June 1999), pp. 8-10.

1998

“Oral History Questionnaire” / “The Film and Sound Group Web-site” / “Celebrating Memory”, Film and Sound Group News 9 (December 1998), pp. 1-3.

1991

“Sources for the Mumming in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire 1860-1900”, Roomer 8:1, pp. 10-12

1990

“BBC and Mumming No. 3: An Initial List”, Roomer 7:4, pp. 58-66

1989

“The BBC and Mumming no. 2: The BBC’s Influence on Folk Customs: A Case”, Roomer 7:2, pp. 23-26

1988

“The BBC and Mumming No. 1”, Roomer. The Newsletter of the Traditional Drama Research Group 7:1, pp. 2-9

1986

“Local Customs: Camden [sic] Maypole Dance IV: Between the Wars”, Folkwrite 32, pp. 13

1986

“Local Customs: Campden Maypole Dance III”, Folkwrite 28, pp. 16

1986

“Local Customs: The Guild of Handicraft”, Folkwrite 26, pp. 11

1986

“Local Customs: The Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, Maypole Dance”, Folkwrite: The Folk Magazine for Gloucestershire 23, pp. 31

1986

“Correspondence”, Roomer 6:6, pp.55-56

1986

“Correspondence”, Roomer 6:3, pp. 16-17

1986

“Review: Ancient and Medieval Theatre: A Historiographical Handbook by Ronald W. Vince (1984)”, Roomer 6:3, pp.18-22

1985

“Notes and Queries”, Roomer 5:3, p. 30

1985

“Craig Fees replies [to letter from E.C. Cawte]”, Roomer 5:3, pp. 28-29

1984

Steve Roud and Craig Fees, “Notes on a Quest for Dragons”, Roomer 4:6, p. 61

1984

“Obituary: George Richard Greenall (19th October 1909 – 18th October 1984)”, Roomer 4:6, pp. 53-54

1984

“Toward Establishing the Study of Folk Drama as a Science”, Roomer 4:5, pp.41-51

Online

2010

“A Fearless Frankness: The professional formation of psychiatrist Donald Winnicott, and a crucial lost episode in the history of therapeutic residential child care”

Children Webmag (September) http://www.childrenwebmag.com/articles/child-care-history/a-fearless-frankness

2008

“Lost Bridges and Residential Therapeutic Child Care: Howard Jones (1918 –2007) and Reluctant Rebels”

Children Webmag (May) http://www.childrenwebmag.com/articles/child-care-history/lost-bridges-and-residential-therapeutic-child-carehoward-jones-1918-–2007-and-reluctant-rebels

Unpublished presentations

2011

“The ‘Therapeutic Living’ project: Origins and Overview”, presentation as part of the project conference, “The Struggle of Memory Against Forgetting: Telling the story and sharing the experiences of residential child care”, University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham

2010

“Case Study: ‘Therapeutic Living With Other People’s Children'”, presentation at “From Coalface to Facebook? Using new social media and technology to record, remember and share child care experience” Child Care History Network Annual Conference

2009

“A Fearless Frankness: The professional formation of psychiatrist Donald Winnicott, and a crucial lost episode in the history of therapeutic residential child care. Paper presented at “Therapeutic Community, The Archive, and Historical Research” a one-day workshop organised by Dr. Jonathan Toms at the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick on November 21st, 2009. An earlier version was presented in May 2009 at the University of Stirling in the Department of Applied Social Science seminar series.

2002

“Meditation on Methodology”, Oral History Society Network annual meeting, 28.9.2002.

1999

This Land is Your Land…a specialist archive and study centre for ‘alternative’ therapeutic and educational environments”, Oral History Society Conference, 15.5.1999

1999

“Open or Closed? Access in small repositories”, Religious Archives Group/Charity Archivists and Records Managers Group Conference ‘Mind and Body: The Church and Health’, held at Partnership House, London, 27.4.1999.

Presentation of my experience in the creation and use of an archive web-site, and its impact on the Archive and its work.

1998

“Celebrating Memory: An Oral History of the Society of Archivists and its Members. An illustrated Report”, Society of Archivists Annual Conference, September 9, 1998, Sheffield

1997

“Setting up a web-site by a small archive”, paper commissioned by Simon Wilson for the Business Archives Council

1996

Invited discussant on “Specialist Repositories”, Society of Archivists South West Regional Meeting, Wells.

1984

“Overlooking the Obvious”. Paper read at the annual Traditional Drama Conference, University of Sheffield.

“The Paper which I originally prepared I am not now going to deliver, mainly because of the discussion we are going to have this afternoon [Traditional Drama Studies: A Critical Discussion]. This Paper that I am doing now has to do explicitly with the field of folk drama research, and I am hoping to put that whole field of research into question.” [first paragraph, from transcription by Ron Shuttleworth, 1998].

Broadcasts

1996, May 7

‘Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre’, BBC Radio Gloucestershire

1989, September 6

“Timewatch: The Land of Lost Content”, BBC 2 (television),

Local history expert” on Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, the Guild of Handicraft, Tourism, Incomers, and myths of empire and internal migration.

1989, December 12

‘English Dialect Survey’, BBC Radio Cumbria,