Ref NoAUD/001
TitleJ.C.Kenna Audio Archive
Date1955 -1999
Extent2-boxes, 3-records boxes
DescriptionThe audio archive is named after John C. Kenna, the British Psychological Society's first Honorary Archivist, in recognition of his pioneering work in gathering and collecting early audio recordings.

From 1956 to 1976 John C. Kenna recorded (on reel-to-reel tape and phonograph) many interviews with well-known psychologists of the day, and it is these early recordings, now transferred to digital disk that form the heart of the current audio archive collection.

The original recording formats include; phonographs, reel-to-reel magnetic tapes and audio cassettes which are stored in the BPS London audio-visual archives.

The British Psychological Society's Oral History Project, started in 2005, is on-going and complements the older recordings.

Arranged into the following files:
AUD/001/01 Myers, Mrs C.S. and Pear, T.H.
AUD/001/02 Jahoda, M
AUD/001/03 Esher, F.J.S
AUD/001/04 Bartlett, Burt, Pear,Jones and Valentine
AUD/001/05 Bartlett, F.C.
AUD/001/06 Pear, T.H.
AUD/001/07 McKellar, T.P.H.
AUD/001/08 Burt, C
AUD/001/09 Pear, T.H.
AUD/001/10 Freud, A
AUD/001/11 Cattell, R.B.
AUD/001/12 Knight, R
AUD/001/13 Harding, Cattell, Rishbeth, Quiggen and Jones
AUD/001/14 Jones, E
AUD/001/15 Jones, E.
AUD/001/16 McFarlane, J.W.
AUD/001/17 McKellar, T.P.H.
AUD/001/18 Otis, A.
AUD/001/19 Craik, K.J.W
AUD/001/20 Pear, T.H.
AUD/001/21 Layard, J
AUD/001/22 O'Neil, W.M.
AUD/001/23 Kenna reading Piaget and lectures
AUD/001/24 Pickford and Hetherington
AUD/001/25 Rawlings, Grace
AUD/001/26 Seth, G
AUD/001/27 Skinner, B.F.
AUD/001/28 Westby, G
AUD/001/29 Broadhurst, P.L. [possible material for Eysenck biography]
AUD/001/30 Eysenck, H.J. [possible material for Eysenck biography]
AUD/001/31 Feldman [possible material for Eysenck biography]
AUD/001/32 Himmelweit, H. [possible material for Eysenck biography]
AUD/001/33 Laves [possible material for Eysenck biography]
AUD/001/34 O'Connor, N [possible material for Eysenck biography]
AUD/001/35 Rachman, S.J. [I] [possible material for Eysenck biography]
AUD/001/36 Rachman, S.J. [II] and Wilson [possible material for Eysenck biography]
AUD/001/37 Rees, W.L. [possible material for Eysenck biography]
AUD/001/38 Riley [closed: do not issue]
AUD/001/39 Baddeley, Alan
AUD/001/40 Valentine, E. [closed: do not issue]
AUD/001/41 Treatment Room [closed: do not issue]
AUD/001/42 J.C.Kenna 'A Celebration'
AUD/001/43 Boris Semeonoff interview
AUD/001/44 Brain Science Briefing (Chomsky, Festinger, Good, Gregory, Miller)
AUD/001/45 Monte Shapiro in Conversation
AUD/001/46 Notes on Conversations without accompanying tapes
AUD/001/47 Gramophone recordings
AUD/001/48 Compilation tapes
AUD/001/49 Professor G. Humphrey
AUD/001/50 Cyril Burt on Psychology as a science
AUD/001/51 Mrs Veronica Markus
AUD/001/52 Alan Gray

Additional CD copies of all transferred tape recordings are available under the references of each disk viz. Copy of Disk 1 and so on.

See also Sub-fonds ref: AUD/002
British Psychological Society Oral History Project sub-fonds (2005 to current, subject to revision) is available:
Sub-fonds ref: AUD/002

Arranged into the following items:

OHP 01 Jahoda, G
OHP 02 Gale, Anthony
OHP 03 Duncan, David C.
OHP 04 Audley, R.J.
OHP 05 Eppel, Emmanuel (Manny)
OHP 06 Eppel, May
OHP 07 Kelvin, Peter
OHP 08 Brown, Ivan D.
OHP 09 Clay, Hilary
OHP 10 Jeeves, Malcolm
OHP 11 Ingham, J
OHP 12 Conrad, R
OHP 13 Steinberg, H
OHP 14 Fortescue, Paul
OHP 15 Rowan, John
OHP 16 Preston, Phyllis
OHP 17 Blackman, Derek
OHP 18 Skinner, A
OHP 19 Schaffer, R
OHP 20 Valentine, Elizabeth
OHP 21 Baddeley, Alan [use OHP72]
OHP 22 Stevens, R
OHP 23 Wedderburn, A (Zander)
OHP 24 Oswald, I
OHP 25 Clarke, Anne and Alan (The Clarkes)
OHP 26 Downs, S
OHP 27 Bechhofer, Jean B.
OHP 28 Tizard, Barbara
OHP 29 Bilig, Michael
OHP 30 Spencer, Seymour G.
OHP 31 Hartley, J
OHP 32 Beloff, Hana
OHP 33 Conochie, D
OHP 34 Ross, Helen
OHP 35 Radford, John
OHP 36 Saville, Peter
OHP 37 Holdsworth, Roger
OHP 38 Phoenix, A
OHP 39 Warr, Peter
OHP 40 Gregory, R.L.
OHP 41 Claridge, Gordon
OHP 42 Cripps, Barry
OHP 43 Goswami, U
OHP 44 Newman, Colin V.
OHP 45 Deary, I.J.
OHP 46 Sluckin, Alice
OHP 47 Collins, Ingrid J.
OHP 48 Gudjonsson, G
OHP 49 Black, Tony
OHP 50 Joynson, Bill
OHP 51 Rabbit, Patrick
OHP 52 Collins, L.F.
OHP 53 Rutter, M
OHP 54 Mittler, Petter
OHP 55 Yule, B.
OHP 56 Robson, Colin
OHP 57 Hemsley, David
OHP 58 Apter, Michael
OHP 59 Venables, Philip
OHP 60 Levy, Philip
OHP 61 Eysenck, Michael
OHP 62 Baron-Cohen, Simon
OHP 63 Canter, D.
OHP 64 Weiskrantz, L.
OHP 65 Wober, Mallory
OHP 66 Hinde, R.A.
OHP 67 Lansdown, R.G.
OHP 68 Randell, G.
OHP 69 Cooper, C.L.
OHP 70 Humphreys, G.W.
OHP 71 MacKay, T.
OHP 72 Baddeley A. (replacement interview for OHP21)
OHP 73 Donaldson, M
OHP 74 Smith, Leslie
OHP 75 Lovie, A.D. (Sandie)
OHP 76 Morton, J.
OHP 77 Gauld, Alan
OHP 78 Breakwell, G.M.
OHP 79 Farrington, D.P.
OHP 80 Richards, Graham D.
OHP 81 Lindsay, G.
OHP 82 Bull, Ray
OHP 83 Young, Andrew
OHP 84 Freeman, Joan
OHP 85 Frith, U.
OHP 86 Bennett, Nicholas
OHP 87 Lunt, Ingrid C.
OHP 88 Frith, C.
OHP 89 Shapiro, David A.
OHP 90 Wilson, B.A.
OHP 91 Eysenck, Sybil B.G.
OHP 92 Furnham, Adrian F
OHP 93 Karmiloff-Smith, A
OHP 94 Powell, G.E.
OHP 95 Annett, John
OHP 96 Shallice, Tim
OHP 97 Lindley, Patricia Anne
OHP 98 Killcross, Malcomn C.
OHP 99 Summerfield, Angela B.
OHP 100 Warrington, Elizabeth K.
OHP 101 Hutchings, Judy
OHP 102 Halligan, Peter W.
OHP 103 Jones, Dylan M.
OHP 104 Wilson, G.
OHP 105 Harris, Maraget
OHP 106 Bruce, Vicki
OHP 107 Dulewicz, Victor
OHP 108 Fletcher, Clive
OHP 109 Berger, Mike
OHP 110 Middleton, J.A
OHP 111 Bryant, Peter E
OHP 112 Nunes, Terzinha
OHP 113 Abrams, Anita R
OHP 114 Dryden, Windy
OHP 115 Solboda, John
OHP 116 Boyle, Mary
OHP 117 Nadirshaw, Zenobia
OHP 118 Salzen, Eric A
OHP 119 Carr, Janet
OHP 120 Wetherick, Norman
OHP 121 Smith, Peter K
OHP 122 Philip, Alistair
OHP 123 Peck, David
OHP 124 Smyth, Ann
OHP 125 Toplis, John
OHP 126 Miller, Ray
OHP 127 Clark, David F
OHP 128 Hall, John
OHP 129 Wight, Zena
OHP 130 McPherson, Ian
OHP 131 Kat, Bernard
OHP 132 Conway, Martin
OHP 133 Foot, Hugh
OHP 134 Francis, Hazel
OHP 135 Wedell, Klaus
OHP 136 Mindham, Barbara
OHP 137 Griffiths, Terry
OHP 138 Griffiths, Peter
OHP 139 Howe, Christine
OHP 140 McPherson, Frank
OHP 141 Alder, Beth
OHP 142 Woolfson, Richard
OHP 143 Wilkes, Til
OHP 144 Blackburn, Ivy
OHP 145 Harding, Leo
OHP 146 Kalus, Christine
OHP 147 Johnston, Derek
OHP 148 Johnston, Marie

The catalogue contains summaries of the contents of recordings but not verbatim transcriptions.

Most of the older recordings have unknown provenance.

The British Psychological Society's Oral History Project recordings are as per item details.
FormatComputer Tape & Data
MaterialCompact Disk (Audio)
NotesThe History of Psychology Centre is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our users. Be aware that our catalogue contains historic terminology relating to mental health which could be considered offensive. The terminology exists within the original record and has been retained to inform users on viewpoints at the time. It in no way reflects the attitudes of the cataloguers or the British Psychological Society.
Related MaterialKENNA Papers pf John Corbett Kenna
AUD/002 BPS Oral History Project 2006-2017
BPS/004/01/11 Cyril Franks Memoirs
AccessConditionsAuthorised Users. View by Appointment
Location13: BPS History of Psychology Centre, London
AdminHistoryThe audio archive is named after John C. Kenna, the Society’s first Archivist, in recognition of his pioneering work in gathering and collecting early audio recordings.

Recordings for the BPS audio archive began in 1956 when John Kenna recorded many interviews with eminent figures in the history of psychology. From 1956 to 1976 Kenna recorded (on reel-to-reel tape) many interviews with well-known psychologists, and it is these early recordings, now transferred to digital disk that form the heart of the current audio archive collection.
BPS Oral History Project ,started in 2005, complements the older recordings.
RulesDescription compiled in line with the following: ISAD (G) General International Standard Archival Description MAD3 Third Edition 2000
ArchNoteCompiled by Mike Maskill BPS Archivist for the History of Psychology Centre.

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