History, Oral History and Folk Life Studies

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,