Keyword Glossaries

Each of the digitized files in War, State and Society has been indexed according to a bespoke array of subject-led metadata, formed in consultation with our Editorial Board. The full list of metadata fields applied to these collections is as follows:

  • Reference
  • Title
  • Date
  • Former Department Reference
  • Government Department
  • Description
  • Themes and Subthemes
  • Document Types
  • Civil Defence Region
  • Locations
  • Organisations and Services
  • Keywords
  • Notes

Visit the Metadata section of our Methodology page to see a more detailed breakdown of these fields.

Users can browse, filter and sort the collections on the Explore Content and Advanced Search pages using the pre-set fields 1-9. In addition, fields 10-12 have been populated with over 3,000 unique terms relating to geography, key organisations, and topics discussed in each file. These can be explored using the Advanced Search page, and a full glossary for each field is available to view below.

Select a field below to view a full list of the indexing terms applied in each:

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