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 and War since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann (General Editor), Stefan Dudink, and Sonya Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). 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
Peace and War in the 20th Century McMaster University

Created by McMaster University Libraries (Hamilton, ON), Peace and War in the 20th Century presents two parallel curated collections, "Waging Peace" and "Waging War" to audiences, especially students and teachers. Built around case studies, the collections present materials from the university library's archives about various thematic aspects of the topic, ranging from nuclear disarmament and women peace activists, on the one hand, to the home front and women at war, on the other. Each case study concentrates on a specific group, individual, or event during a particular war. With an emphasis on ordinary lives and experiences, the project proposes to shed light on the causes of the world wars and other conflicts; the role of governments and of war resisters in influencing public opinion; ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, be they soldiers or resisters. Yet the project also attempts to shed light on famous cases, including the famed Christmas Truce of 1914 and the life...

Audio Material
Peacekeeping Fact Sheet United Nations Peacekeeping

Provides statistics about UN Peacekeeping operations worldwide. Statistics are updated regularly, but the site also provides access to more extensive reports and other documentation. 

Reports
Periodici Digitalizzati Polo Biblioteca di Pisa

This collection of ten digitized serials was created by Polo Library of the University of Pisa. It provides access to full digital images of the publications, organized chronologically. Users can also perform full-text searches on individual publications or the whole collection. The date ranges of most periodicals relate to the wars for Italian independence of the mid-nineteenth century, although some also continue into the era of World War I and the rise of fascism. All periodicals are in Italian, but the page has an English language feature.  

Primary Source Collections
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR): Library Physicians for Human Rights

This website, created by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), provides users with access to materials of the international nongovernmental organization, which seeks to investigate and document human-rights abuses, particularly by providing specialist expertise. It also seeks to aid persecuted or threatened health workers, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold accountable those who committ torture and sexual violence, attack on civilians, use force during civil unrest. In English and in Arabic, the site offers thematic collections on many of these areas including advocacy, forensic analysis, and asylum. Activities have been global in scope, including in conflicts in Colombia, Honduras, Libya, Mexico, Peru, and Sierra Leone.

Primary Source Collections
Poland in Photographs, 1939-1944 New York Public Library

Created by the New York Public Library, this digital collection of photographs from Poland during World War II includes collections of images of prewar Poland in 1939, of Polish military and political figures, of the underground and the government in exile in London, and of Jewish children. Images are browseable by theme and fully searchable, with English langauge metadata.

Primary Source Collections
Portugal 1914–1918 Instituto de História Contemporânea

Created by the Institute of Contemporary History of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Nova University of Lisbon to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war, the Portugal 1914 portal is a public history initiative to both educate and facilitate commemoration. Drawing materials from archives, libraries, universities, museums, schools, and municipalieis, as well as contributions by experts and the general public, the program is designed to provide a broad audience with access to online exhibitions, primary source materials, news on academic conferences, and links to additional resources. All site pages are in Portuguese, although there is an English–langugage version of the main page and some materials have been translated.

Primary Source Collections
Poster Collection of the Hoover Institution Hoover Institution

Documenting the wartime viewpoints and diverse political sentiments of the twentieth century, the Poster Collection has more than one hundred thousand posters from around the world and continues to grow. Some 33 thousand are available online. Posters from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia/Soviet Union, and France predominate, though items from more than eighty countries are included. Additional posters can be found in various individual archival collections. Posters are searchable by keyword, artist, agency, transcription, description, as well as by country of origin.

Primary Source Collections
Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from World War II The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration, this site is an online version of an extensive exhibit at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, from May 1994 to February 1995. Its emphasis is on posters used to persuade, and includes related primary source material from official manuals and other sources on the US Government's strategy to mobilize public support for the war effort, including popular songs and sayings from the era of World War II. The comparatively small number of posters are arranged into thematic collections, which are provided with brief explanations. Individual posters can be readily viewed in higher-resolution versions. A few other sources, including audio files of popular songs are also included.

Primary Source Collections
Princeton University Digital Library Princeton University

Composed of materials drawn from the Princeton University Libraries, the Digital Library features thematic collections on a range of historical events and eras, including the civil war in Guatemala, the Chinese Revolution, the American Revolution, and more. Showcasing distinctive holdings of the library, the collections have been fashioned to serve the needs of research and teaching at Princeton. Materials include sheet music, photographs, drawings, newspapers, books, manuscripts, and other materials. In addition to the thematic collections, a multi-term search function facilitates users' access to individual holdings.

Primary Source Collections
Prints, Drawings & Watercolors from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection Brown University Library for Digital Scholarship

This project, created by the Brown University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, offers users access to thousands of prints, drawings, and watercolors from the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection. Concentrating on the period from the 17th century to World War II, it has a particular emphasis on illustrations of military uniforms and dress, as well as portraits, photographs, posters, and other materials. All are accessible both via a thematic browsing capacity, basic search, and a multi-term advanced search function. The collection is based on its founder's collection, which was donated to the library, which began to be accumulated in the mid-twentieth century. It includes, in addition to the thousands of books, albums, and sketches, some 6,000 miniature lead soldiers. It includes materials collected after World War II from Germany, Russia, Britain, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. In addition to Europe, some materials relate to the British Empire, especially...

Primary Source Collections
Prisoners of the First World War: International Committee of the Red Cross International Committee of the Red Cross

This site has been created by the International Committee of the Red Cross to provide access to its archive of information about prisoners of war and civilian detainees during the First World War. Belligerent powers registered such detainees with the ICRC, meaning that the archive contains the name of some 5 million of the estimated 10 million such individuals. In addition to the database searchable by name, the site includes collections of postcards from camps, first-hand accounts, and documents related to detention. Postcard collections include France, Italy, Germany, North Africa, and the United Kingdom/British Empire. The site also has a French–language version.

Primary Source Collections
Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated: The Empire That Was Russia Library of Congress

Created by the Library of Congress, "The Empire That Was Russia" presents a collection of unusually early color photographs of the Russian Empire's final years, taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944). Using a unique process that took multiple exposures of a scene through different color filters, which were subsequently superimposed to create a color image, Prokudin-Gorskii documented everything from the churches and villages that characterized the long-established face of Russia to the railroads, factories, and other signs of the country's rising economic and industrial might. In addition, with the backing of Tsar Nicholas II, Prokudin-Gorskii traveled between 1909 and 1912, and again in 1915, to capture the dizzying diversity of Russia's population in their finest holiday dress and in their everyday lives. The digital archive is fully searchable by keyword, place, and other tags, and is browsable according to divisions into various thematic collections....

Primary Source Collections
Records of the Parliaments of Scotland University of St Andrews

Created by the University of St. Andrews, the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 is a database searchable for documents dating back to the earliest surviving text of 1235. Growing from over a decade of work by the researchers of the Scottish Parliament Project at the university's School of History, the digital archive makes these sources available to students, teachers, and researchers. The documents of parliaments and conventions of estates include committee records and parliamentary minutes, and are accompanied by commentary and annotation. Parallel translations from Latin, French, and Scots into English and standardized personal and place names improve accessibility.

Primary Source Collections
Royal Air Force Museum Royal Air Force Museum

The Royal Airforce Museum of the United Kingdom offers visitors to its website a range of online collections on themes related to the Battle of Britain, the wartime service of women, the Polish Air Force in Britain, and the experiences of flyers of African descent in the Caribbean. Other exhibits consider longer term themes, including the service of women in the RAF.

Primary Source Collections
Russisch-deutsches Projekt zur Digitalisierung deutscher Dokumente in den Archiven der Russischen Föderation Kudriashov, Sergei

A project supported by, among others, the Max Weber Foundation, the German Historical Institute–Moscow, the Russian Federal Archive Agency, and the Ministry of Defense and its Central Archive, this project grew beginning in 2011 from an initiative by the Russian Presidential Administration to make public documents from Nazi Germany captured at the end of World War II by the Soviet Union. The site provides researchers access to selections from much larger archival collections on the First World War, the Second World War, and the German secret services (1912–45). The site main page is available only in Russian and German, with only a few pages offering English versions. All documents are presented as images of the original, without translation.

Primary Source Collections
Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

Presented by the Rutgers University Libraries (New Jersey), the Rutgers Oral History Archives provides users access to more than 1,200 oral-history interviews and annotated transcripts. The transcripts, some 30,000 pages worth, are text-searchable, as well as browseable by conflict, military branch and unit, and other categories. 

Primary Source Collections
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History: An Online Archive of Primary Sources Macalester College

Designed with students and teachers in mind, Seventeen Moments in Soviet History has enjoyed the support of Michigan State University and Macalaster College, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities. It provides users with a digital sourcebook on the whole period ranging from the February Revolution of 1917 to the dissolution of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991. Divided into sections based on a year and then into thematic subsections, the site offers students or teachers a brief introductory essay on the theme written by an established historian, as well as digital primary sources sorted by type: texts, all of which are translated into English, as well as images, sound, and film. The site also contains a glossary of key terms and people names.

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