Respondent or information from other source: Norman Tozer
Aims, policies, purpose/impetus for project:
To preserve and enlarge a small collection of audio recordings about theatre, its practice and personalities. Most were originally recorded for broadcast.
By its nature this is a continuing project. The first recording was made in the early 1960s.
Key individuals and roles involved: One, me.
Paid or voluntary, training in oral history:
This is a voluntary project. I worked as a radio and Tv journalist/interviewer for about thirty years and have learned to vary my interviewing techniques to serve differing purposes.
Project funded by: From my pocket
Management of project: N/A
Format of interviews:
Quarter inch audio tape, audio cassette and Minidisc.
I am currently recording some video interviews with the BECTU History project
How interviewees are selected and located:
Interviews intended for archive purposes are selected on a random, personal basis.
Interview running time: From a minute to approximately an hour
Copyright in interviews. Assignment rights?:
I hold copyright on material intended for broadcast. Recent material will be covered by assigned rights. I also hold material recorded for STR, most NOT cleared by the Society.
Location of interview copies. Accessibility to public/format:
I record anywhere. The material is not currently accessible to the public.
Collection contact details/website:
My phone number is: 020 7722 1812
Interview transcripts/lists of topics or other content indexes: No
Future plans for project/interviews?:
To make more up-to-date interviews with a few key theatre personalities.
Materials used for publications, exhibitions, conferences, radio/TV programmes or performances etc or future plans for this?:
Some material has been used for radio and TV as stated above.
Project website: Have no website for this purpose
List on a joint (possibly STR) website: Yes, happy to use STR
Join listserv/emailing list/forum: Yes
List of interviewees provided:
Oral History Survey Pages
Index of Projects
13th May 2009