Documents focus significantly on ‘everyday’ people's political, religious, working, trading and administrative lives. Correspondence from more prominent families look at governance, politics, monarchy, relations between landowners and tenants, war, politics and relations with England’s neighbours.
Launched in 1981 as a rebirth of the original 1937 Mass Observation, its founders' aim was to document Britain's social history by recruiting volunteers to write about their lives and opinions. This collection consists of questionnaires sent in the 1980s and the responses. Those from the 1990s and 2000s will follow in 2021 and 2022.
Contains over 4.2 million records with reviews/abstracts of articles in pure and applied mathematics. Coverage begins in the 18th century and is complete from 1868 to the present. Also contains the database of mathematical software swMATH.