The Liddle Collection
The Liddle Collection, awarded Designation status, documents and preserves first-hand accounts of individuals who experienced the two World Wars. It was started privately in the early 1970s by the military historian Dr Peter Liddle and was established as part of Leeds University Special Collections in 1988.
It includes the personal papers of well over 4,000 people who lived through the First World War and over 500 who experienced the Second World War. It holds photographs and drawings, official and unofficial papers, manuscript diaries and correspondence.
The collection contains the papers of men and women directly affected by war, both those who were members of the armed forces and those who were not, and of British and non-British individuals alike.