Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)US39
TitleUniversity of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Carl Chinn
Extent10 boxes
DescriptionCorrespondence, 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.
ArrangementThe tapes are ordered by numbers assigned by Carl Chinn. The numbers begin at 296 and the sequence is incomplete
Access ConditionsOpen. Access to all registered researchers.
Finding AidsAn interim box list of the tape recordings and transcripts is available to view as a PDF file by clicking in the document field below
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryCarl 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 ).
AcquisitionThe first deposit was made by Professor Chinn in 1994; additions to this collection have been made in 1998 and 1999.
Related MaterialUniversity of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department also holds the archives of the University of Birmingham and archives of other former staff, officials and students.
Associated MaterialsOther research papers, relating particularly to his work on the history of Birmingham, are held by the Birmingham City Archives.


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