|Description||Correspondence, research papers, tape recordings and transcripts (96 cassette tapes, 19 transcripts) relating to his research into the history of bookmaking (betting). Most of the cassette tapes are of interviews conducted by Chinn on the subject of bookmaking, undertaken as part of the research for his book Better Betting with a Decent Feller: Bookmaking, Betting and the British Working Class, 1750-1990 , 1991. The tapes also include recordings of a few radio programmes as well as a few oral history interviews, not made by Carl Chinn, but acquired by him. These include some self recordings. The collection includes typescripts of some of the tapes. A later deposit comprises a transcript of an interviews with Bill Brady of Salford, turf accountant, and other related papers. |
|Administrative History||Carl Chinn, b. 1956, community historian, is a Professor of Birmingham Community Historian, University of Birmingham |
Reference: Deposit information.
For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).