World War Two sources

Find which collections contain information about the war, particularly about life on the home front.

Friends' volunteers have searched through all the collections in the Archive to pinpoint which of them hold material relating to WW2. The database lists this information and will help you to find resources for your research into the civilian experience.

Please note: You are unlikely to find individuals in this database.

How to search the database:

  • Simply browse through the pages and if you see a collection that might contain the information you are after, click on the blue record number. This will bring up the record which shows what kind of information is held in the collection.
  • You can use a free-text search to find records. For example, if you are interested in the rationing of food and other commodities, try typing ration in the collection keyword box and click search. This should bring up a list of all records containing ration, rations and rationing.
  • To look at each record, click the blue reference number. You can return to your hit list to look through other records by clicking back to summary page.
  • Make a note of the record's reference number and bring it along to the Archive so you can look at the original documents.
  • To start a new search, be sure to click the reset button.

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Search Results

Record Collection Title Date

1 David Gorrie & Son 1939-1944
2 David Gorrie & Son 1939-1944
3 Miscellaneous deposits 1946
4 Miscellaneous deposits 1946
5 Miscellaneous deposits c1946
6 Perth and District Trades and Labour Council 1936-1946
7 Drummond-Hay of Seggieden 1942
8 Scottish Union of Bakers & Allied Workers (Perth Branch) 1935-1961
9 National Union of Railwaymen Perth No. 1 Branch. 1937-1948
10 Pullars of Perth 1943-1949
11 Pullars of Perth 1941
12 Pullars of Perth 30 November 1942
13 George Martin family papers 1942-1943
14 George Martin family papers 1944
15 Dunbarney & District Nursing Association 1940-1942