The Growth of the Oral History Movement in Scotland: The Life and Legacy of Eric R. Cregeen

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Eric Cregeen was a founding member of the Oral History Society in 1973 and the first Chairman of the Scottish Oral History Group, founded in 1978. This paper surveys and summarises the major contribution that Cregeen made to the interdisciplinary subjects surrounding oral history, folklore, education, language and anthropology. It also highlights Cregeen’s important contributions to several archive collections in the Isle of Man and in Scotland.
Keywords: archives; folklore; education; Gaelic language; Isle of Man; Scotland


Original languageEnglish
JournalOral History Society
Publication statusPublished or Performed - Apr 2009