Search Websites by Keywords

The keyword search in the collection of websites allows users to look for websites on the subject of gender, military and war that provide access to Online collections of primary sources, educational resources and Online encyclopedia. The collection primarily includes websites provided by public institutions like archives, bibliographies, foundations, libraries, museums, research institutions or universities. The focus of the collection is on the wars of the twentieth century, especially the First and Second World War, because for them much more websites are available. Most of the included websites are in English, French or German.

Users can search for these websites by using one or a combination of two and more, keyword for their search. They can search for major wars, time periods, regions or countries. In addition, a thematic keyword search is possible, which is based on a selection of broad terms defined by the editors of the Oxford Handbook of Gender, War and the Western World since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann, Stefan Dudink, and Sonya O. Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). They represent some of its central themes and questions. For information on the various keywords and tags associated with the Bibliography, Filmography and Webography, go to About the Search Options.

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Title Institution Abstract Type of Source
Marchland Archive University of California Davis

The Marchand Archive is an ever-expanding collection of document-based lesson plans (Documentary Source Problems) and more than 8,600 images (Image Archive). This site brings together the original Adventures in Roland Marchand's File Cabinet launched in 1999 and the Marchand Image Archive launched in 2001.With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, we have expanded the original Marchand image collection to include images from other UC Davis faculty including Andres Resendez, Alan Taylor, Cynthia Brantley, Joan Cadden, Louis Warren, and Karen Halttunen (now at USC). We have supplemented Roland's documentary source problems with lessons based on images in this expanded collection and developed by outstanding teachers associated with The History Project.

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Margaret Thatcher Foundation Margaret Thatcher Foundation

Created by the Margaret Thatcher Foundation, this website is dedicated to the recording the political activities and spreading the ideas of the former British Prime Minister. Documents are browseable and searchable through a multi-term advanced search function. The site also offers users a searchable and browseable archive of more than 7,000 speeches and interviews given by Thatcher dating to the early years of her political career.

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Margarita S. Studemeister Digital Collections in International Conflict Management United States Institute of Peace

Created by the United States Institute of Peace, this digital library offers users access to a collection of documents related to peace agreements and truth conditions. Named in honor of Margarita S. Studemeister for her work on a digital library to strengthen worldwide access to resources concerning the prevention, management and resolution of international conflict, the site also includes oral histories with US personnel in conflict areas, research papers and other materials. All are organized both into thematic collections and by country, and are also text-searchable.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute

Funded by Stanford University with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and donors, this project forms part of the university's Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute. The larger project aims to publish a fourteen-volume edition of selected papers, but the site offers users access to digitized correspondence, sermons, speeches, and more, which are browseable and searchable according to title, date, topic, and other criteria. The site also provides educational materials, lesson plans, and links to other resources related to King.

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Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania: Collection of Parchments Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania

This English–language website allows users access to the Collection of Parchments of Rare Book and Manuscript Department of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, which comprises 144 items. Assembled primarily after World War II, the collection contains documents dating from the medieval period until the early nineteenth century, both those created abroad and docuemnts relevant to the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

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Mémoires de la Shoah Fondation pour la mémoire de la Shoah

Co-produced by the Institut national de l'audiovisuel (National Audiovisual Institute) and the Fondation de mémoire de la Shoah (Foundation for the Memory of the Holocaust), Memories of the Holocaust is a collection containing over 100 oral histories with survivors of the Shoah, as the Holocaust is often known in France. The collection contains interviews in French with survivors providing the testimony of everyday French men and women who lived through the Shoah, but also includes interviews with prominent activists, including Serge Klarsfeld and Roman Polanski.

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My Day Binker, Mary Jo

Hosted by George Washington University and created by the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, this site provides users with the full run of Roosevelt's newspaper columns, which ran under the title "My Day." The collection also includes selected other articles, correspondence, radio broadcasts, speeches, and her unpublished personal papers. The materials may be searched by keyword, but also browsed by date of publication. The site also contains essays, bibliographic information, and links to other online repositories about Roosevelt, including FBI files.

Autobiography The History Website of the Fondation Napoléon Fondation Napoléon

The Fondation Napoléon, a historical foundation located in Paris and since 2000 led by the historian Thierry Lentz, is made up of professionals and specialists in military history, the history of the arts and library and information science. This team created the website that includes a History of the two Empires with timelines, biographies, paintings etc., a section for Young Historians, and Napoleonica Research dedicated above all to primary sources on the era of the Napoleonic Empire (18041815) to the disposal of researchers and historians via the Internet, using the key word search. In addition, visitors to the site will find...

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Napoleonic Period Collection: Satirical Prints University of Washington, University Libraries

This collection by the University Libraries of the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, showcases 83 satirical prints, or caricatures, from the Napoleonic period, all giving political commentary on events of the period. Fifty of the prints were created by French artists, and thirty-three by English artists. Nearly all of the French prints date from the last two years of Napoleon's reign, but the English prints represent a broader time period ranging from 1793 to 1815. The prints are primarily original etchings with other printing methods represented. Most of them have been hand-colored. The original collection is in good physical condition, although a few pieces have been trimmed to the edge of the plate impression or even the edge of the image.

Graphic Material
Napoleon’s Rise & Fall: Illustrated Timeline Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts created this in depth, illustrated timeline to document with contemporary art the crucial events constituting the rise and fall of one of the world’s most well known and impactful French military leaders Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821). At its height in 1810 the Napoleonic Empire (1803–1815) covered most of Europe.

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National Archives (United Kingdom) National Archives

The official site of the National Archives of the United Kingdom housed at Kew, this site provides users with a range of finding aids and guides to the archive's holdings, as well as a searchable and browseable database of online holdings. These holdings include guides and online databases for numerous relevant categories: including both world wars, various service branches, and more. The site includes a section of materials for teachers and students. 

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National Archives: Vietnam War The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

The National Archives has a wealth of records and information documenting the U.S. experience in the Vietnam conflict. These include photographs, textual and electronic records, audiovisual recordings, exhibits, educational resources, articles, blog posts, lectures, and events. Users can explore records, information, articles and resources organized by four subject area: “Diplomacy,” “In Country,” “The War at Home,” and “Post-Conflict Events.” The sub-site “The Vietnam War: Primary Sources and Teaching Activities” offers a plethora of documents for the classroom in high schools and colleges.

National Army Museum National Army Museum

A public organization that includes corporate partnerships, the National Army Museum strives to be a source for both education and the general public. It includes materials and exhibits in Great Britain's military history, with its collections concentrated on the centuries from the English Civil War onward. In addition, it is expansive enough to include Britain's imperial and colonial possessions. In contrast to the Imperial War Museum, the Army Museum's remit is narrower, focusing on specifically military matters. Extensive online exhibitions on a range of chronological and thematic topics, including Florence Nightingale and the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, offer a small selection of primary sources and brief accompanying essays.

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National Library of Israel: Digital Library The National Library of Israel

A site created by the National Library of Israel, this Digital Library provides users with access to a range of online collections, primarily but not exclusively related to the history of the State of Israel and, prior to that, to Palestine. They include extensive records of Jewish press, but also collections of maps, manuscripts, advertisements and other ephemeral materials, and other subjects relating to the twentieth century, as well as earlier periods. The website has a comprehensive English–language version, although materials are presented as digitized images of the originals in a variety of languages, including Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, French, and many others.

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National Library of Serbia: Digital Library Narodna biblioteka Srbije

The online collections of the National Library of Serbia, this site presents a range of books, periodicals, manuscripts, and other sources, accessible through an English language browsing and searching feature. Of greatest, perhaps, is a large digital collection on the First World War, which contains maps, a digital exhibition, and related materials.

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National Security Archive George Washington University

Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy, the National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents ("the world's largest nongovernmental collection" according to the Los Angeles Times), leading non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, global advocate of open government, and indexer and publisher of former secrets. The National Security Archive has established an extraordinary track record of highly credible, award-winning investigative journalism and scholarship.

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