First World War Records

2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The Hull History Centre holds a significant amount of material relating to the events of 1914-18. The relevance of this material, in many cases, extends beyond the local area and offers an insight into not only the lived experiences of individuals but also political developments taking place on a global scale.

The collections have been grouped under the following broad headings; papers of families and individuals; papers of organisations; collections including material relating to conscientious objection; a look at literature and poetry relating to the First World War details of other resources and some useful links.

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If you have a document related to the First World War that you think should be preserved, and would benefit users of the Hull History Centre, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Please contact us or see our page on making a deposit for further information.


First World War Centenary logoThe History Centre is a partner in the First World War Centenary, a global programme of commemorative events and online resources led by the Imperial War Museum. The IWM has also produced an online learning resource for teachers relating to recruitment and conscription.