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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.

Search Results

Title Institution Abstract Type of Source
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History: An Online Archive of Primary Sources Siegelbaum, Lewis

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.

Government Documents
Smithsonian Digital Collections Smithsonian Institution

The online collections of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, these collections include, among their millions of records related to natural history and other subjects, more than 100,000 entries on history. Materials are text searchable, as well as browseable by type. The collections include photographs, drawings, art, and other images, as well as documents. Not all materials are available online. In addition, a number of thematic collections are accessible via the linked page, including various cultures of North America and the world.

Primary Source Collections
Sobibor Interviews NIOD instituut voor oorlogs-, holocaust- en genocide studies

This website offers users access to thirteen interviews of survivors of the Sobibor death camp, a significant percentage of the fifty total survivors out of more than 170,000 of the camp's victims, 34,000 of whom were from the Netherlands. Created by the Netherlands Institute for War, Genocide, and Holocaust Studies, the emphasis here is on Dutch escapee-survivors and their lives, the degrading conditions in the camp, escape, and lives after the war. An interview with the leader of the uprising gives a detailed account of the preparation and execution of the mass escape. The interviews have introductory texts, as well as videos of the interviews, which are in a variety of languages, but with English subtitles.

Primary Source Collections
Spanish Civil War Posters Library of Congress

This digital collection provides users with access to 120 posters from the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Both Nationalist and Republican sides are represented, although the latter posters are more numerous, including those related to trade unions, Catalonian nationalists, and various internationalist groups. The collection is both browseable and searchable by various keywords.

Primary Source Collections
Student Voices from World War II and the McCarthy Era City University of New York's Brooklyn College

In this oral history website Brookyn College students narrate two historical episodes: their experiences of working on farms during World War II, and the events surrounding the suspension of the Vanguard, the student newspaper in a postwar McCarthy era climate. The edited testimony is accompanied by audio excerpts. These case studies add another dimension to our understanding of life on the American homefront during World War II and the domestic Cold War.

Primary Source Collections
Technische Universität Darmstadt: Digitale Bestände Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek – Technische Universität Darmstadt

A project of the Technical University of Darmstadt, the Digital Resources of the library and archives provides users with access to manuscripts and rare books, as well as maps, musical scores, and other materials for the entire modern period. Other sources include local newspapers from Hesse, as well as photographs and other visual sources. The project's portal is available in English, but search and materials are primarily in German.

Primary Source Collections
Témoignages de 1914-1918: Dictionnaire et guide des témoins de la Grande Guerre Le Collectif de Recherche et de Débat International sur la guerre de 1914-1918

Created by the French academic association "Le Collectif de Recherche et de Débat International sur la guerre de 1914-1918" (Collective for International Research and Debate On the First World War), this site provides access to French first-person narratives of World War I that have been collected, indexed, and analyzed. Each testimony is presented with as much context as possible, the full text, and an analysis of the value of the testimony. The site and its materials are primarily in French, although a small section on the group's English–language publications are available.

Primary Source Collections
Testaments to the Holocaust: Archives Unbound GALE Cengage Learning

Testaments to the Holocaust is a searchable full-text and image collection designed to allow students to examine Nazi crimes. It includes more than 1,000 individual testimonies, 4,000 photographs, and documents such as Nazi propaganda, and is accompanied by essays and scholarly explanations of the documents and events. Access requires a subscription, which may be held by your library.

Primary Source Collections
The American Revolution: A Documentary History (Yale Law School) Yale Law School

The Avalon Project is a website dedicated to digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy, and Government published by the Lillian Goldman Law Library of Yale Law School in 2008. The American Revolution document collection includes primary sources from Congress, House of Representatives, town meetings and Parliament from the late 18th century. (Avalon Project Website)

The American Soldier Center for Human-Computer Interaction

The American Soldier in World War II is a project to make available to scholars and to the public a remarkable collection of written reflections on war and military service by American soldiers who served during the Second World War. In its efforts to mobilize, train, equip, and lead the largest fighting force in the nation's history, the US War Department created an in-house Research Branch staffed and advised by the country's leading social and behavioral scientists. To help create a more efficient and effective fighting force, the Branch surveyed approximately half a million individuals over the course of the war. Tens of thousands of these men and women not only filled out the Branch's surveys, but they were eager to offer additional advice, praise, and criticism, and to share their personal stories of serving in America's "citizen-soldier" Army. What did these soldiers think about the food they were served or about leave, or about the training they received? How did African...

The Civil War in Art: Teaching & Learning through Chicago Collections Terra: Foundation for American Art

"The Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning through Chicago Collections" is intended to help teachers and students learn about the Civil War—its causes and effects—and connect to the issues, events, and people of the era through works of art. The website was initiated, funded, and developed by the Chicago-based Terra Foundation for American Art in acknowledgement of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War (1861–1865). From 2010 to 2012, the Terra Foundation collaborated with six Chicago cultural organizations on the project. Each partner contributed images from its collection along with written descriptions, questions for discussion, and additional reading sources. Content specialists from DePaul University curated the selection of objects and wrote the Exhibit texts and selected object descriptions. Terra Foundation staff contributed to the writing and editing of the Exhibit texts, object descriptions, and other content in collaboration with the partners and content...

Primary Source Collections
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive University of Oxford

Hosted by Oxford University, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive provides users with access to some 7,000 texts, images, audio clips, and videos for use by teachers, students, and researchers. It concentrates on primary sources relating to the era's well-known poets, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. The site also provides links to materials at the Imperial War Museum and an archive of materials donated by the public. Each browseable collection is devoted to a single poet, containing both texts and documents related to his or her life—correspondence, service records, photographs, etc. Other collections provide materials useful in contextualizing the war.

ThULB Projektseite Bibliotheca Electoralis Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek

Die um 1500 begründete "Bibliotheca Electoralis" (von lat. elector = Wähler; nkl. Kurfürst) bildet den historischen Gründungsbestand der Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena (ThULB). Die von Kurfürst Friedrich dem Weisen (1463-1525) eingerichtete und unter seinen Nachfolgern systematisch erweiterte Sammlung enthält über 1.500 Drucke und Handschriften, welche für die Erforschung der frühneuzeitlichen Wissensgeschichte herausragende Bedeutung besitzen. 2008-2012 wurde dieser Bestand im Rahmen eines von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) geförderten Projekts digitalisiert und wissenschaftlich aufbereitet. Auf dieser Webseite erhalten Sie Informationen zur Bibliotheca Electoralis.

Monographs/Academic Study
Toronto Public Library: Virtual Reference Library Toronto Public Library

Created by the Toronto Public Library, this digital archive provides users with access to a small collection of historical photos, images, maps, manuscripts, and books related to both World Wars and other conflicts. Materials are browseable by type, subject, and language, and are fully accessible in downloadable form. All finding aids are in English and French, and most materials are in English.

Primary Source Collections
Toscana Novecento: Portale di Storia Contemporanea Portal of Contemporary History

This searchable and browseable database provides users with access to a range of over 1,200 leaflets and other ephemeral publications related to Italy's twentieth-century political and social history, with a particular emphasis on the struggle against fascism. These digitized images are primarily from the collections of the Historical Institute of the Resistance in Tuscany. All materials and site pages are in Italian.

Primary Source Collections
Treaties and Customary Law: International Committee of the Red Cross International Committee of the Red Cross

A database of international humanitarian law treaties provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross, this site provides users access to full texts of the treaties, as well as commentaries and other materials. All materials are sorted into thematic collections. Highlights include full texts of the Geneva Conventions, as well as contemporary and modern commentary. All materials are available in English.

Primary Source Collections
Trench and Camp Newspaper Trench and Camp

Created by the Libraries of the University of Minnesota, this digital archive provides users with reproductions of the newspaper Trench and Camp, a publication for Camp Upton (Long Island, NY) during World War I published by the National War Work Council of the YMCA. The newspaper covers many aspects of local life at the camp and national news supplied by a central editoral office. The archive is both fully searchable and browseable by issue.

Primary Source Collections