Resources

Members of the Legacies of War team and our partners have made use of a wide range of sources and archival materials in order to produce a wealth of historical and cultural resources dealing with the First World War.

The following pages provide more information on the resources available to those researching the First World War in Leeds, and showcases some of the historical and cultural projects which have made use of those sources so far.

The Liddle Collection documents and preserves first-hand accounts of individuals who experienced the two World Wars. It was started in the early 1970s by the military historian Dr Peter Liddle and was established as part of Leeds University Special Collections in 1988.
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As part of the centenary commemorations of the First World War, Snowgoose Writers' Community have used archival material from the era to discover and learn about the lives of the men, women and children on the Yorkshire home front.
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Amelia Woolner, Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholar, discusses her extended research project on language use during the First World War. Using personal diaries from the University’s Liddle Collection, her research has focused on how the First World War affected language use.
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The Legacies of War Seminar Series meets frequently during the academic year to hear papers from both established scholars and postgraduate researchers.
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Museums, libraries and online exhibitions, Military History, Individual formations/forces, Memorials and remembrance, Images and Propaganda, Medical History, and Personal Experience
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