Our Records

Dundee City Archives holds the records of Dundee City Council and its predecessors, including:

  • Dundee District Council
  • Dundee Town Council/Corporation
  • Tayside Regional Council

We also accept records of businesses, societies and families relating to the City of Dundee as gifts or deposits.

On this page you will find more information about the records we hold. We do not currently have an online catalogue but this is something that we are currently towards and hope to have in the future. If what you are looking for is not listed on one of these pages, please contact us to find out if we hold it.

Find out how to arrange a visit to view these records.

Please note that we do not hold copies of newspapers. These are held by the Local History Centre in the Central Library.

We do not have access to Birth, Marriage and Death Records or Census Returns. These can be accessed through ScotlandsPeople or by contacting the Registrars Office.

Major Collections

Find out more about some of the key collections that we hold:

Council Records
Official Records (Non-Council)
Church Records
School Records
Maps
Photographs

Need help with your research? Why not try our Research Guides.

Subject Index

To help you find records that might be of interest we have compiled a subject index. This does not list everything that we hold but it is a good place to start.

Download the Subject Indexย (3.2MB PDF)

Reference Collection

We hold a variety of books, pamphlets, brochures and other published material relating to Dundee and its history. The items are all listed in our reference collection list. They are sorted alphabetically by topic.

Please note that in some cases published items are held as part of archive collections. In these cases these documents will not be listed in the reference collection. E.g. booklets about the history of a school will be held with the school records if published by the school.

Download the Reference Collection List (3.52MB PDF)