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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, 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
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) was established in Kabul in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan. The founders were a number of Afghan woman intellectuals under the leadership of Meena Keshwar Kamalwho, who in 1987 was assassinated in Quetta, Pakistan by Afghan agents of the then KGB in connivance with fundamentalist band of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. RAWA’s objective was to involve an increasing number of Afghan women in social and political activities aimed at acquiring women’s human rights and contributing to the struggle for the establishment of a government based on democratic and secular values in Afghanistan. Despite the suffocating political atmosphere, RAWA very soon became involved in widespread activities in different socio-political arenas including education, health and income generation as well as political agitation. [RAWA]

Posters
Richard Nixon Presidential Library National Archives and Records Administration

Richard Nixon’s Presidency (1969-1974) is one of the most exhaustively documented administrations in American history. The Nixon Presidential Materials Collection in the Richard Nixon Presidential Library contains approximately 46 million pages of documents, 3,700 hours of recorded Presidential conversations known as the “White House Tapes”, 4,000 separate recordings of broadcast video, nearly 4,500 audio recordings, 300,000 still photographs, two million feet of film, and more than 35,000 State and Public Gifts.

Primary Source Collection
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court International Criminal Court

The Rome Statute is the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC). It identifies for the purposes of exercising jurisdiction the most serious violations of international human rights and humanitairan law. These violations are grouped within the the categories of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.

Legal Text
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 Collection
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 Collection
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 Collection
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.

Autobiography
Sheet Music Collection: World War I and World War II University of Missouri-Kansas City

This Sheet Music Collection contains over 1700 unique titles published primarily from 1851 to 1970, most of them during World War I. Among them are a number of compositions by Irving Berlin, including Let’s All Be Americans Now, They Were All Out of Step But Jim, I’ve Got My Captain Working For Me Now and Good-Bye France. Also included in the collection are older titles that experienced a revival in popularity at the outbreak of the First World War. Two titles – When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1863) and Just Before The Battle, Mother (1864) – originally date back to the Civil War. Subjects covered are among others the two World Wars, Soldiers, Women, Men, African Americans, Separation (Psychology), Farewells, Patriotic music, Flags, Military campaigns, Rifles, Airplanes.

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Shots of War: Photojournalism During the Spanish Civil War University of California at San Diego

The significance of the Spanish Civil War as major event in Spanish and European history is well-known. Beyond the implications of the civil war in terms of Spain's own history, the war is viewed, retrospectively, as a prelude to the larger ideological conflicts between fascism, communism, and democracy that eventually consumed all of Europe in World War II. The Spanish Civil War is also remembered as a testing ground for new techniques and technologies of both twentieth-century warfare - as immortalized in the bombing of Guernica - and twentieth-century media as represented by the rise of war photography and photojournalism. This website is a catalog of war photography from that period.

Photographs
Signed, Sealed, & Undelivered Daniel Starza Smith

In 1926, a seventeenth-century trunk of letters was bequeathed to the Dutch postal museum in The Hague, then as now the centre of government, politics, and trade in The Netherlands. The trunk belonged to a postmaster and post mistress, Simon and Marie de Brienne, a couple at the heart of European communication networks. The chest contains an extraordinary archive: 2600 "locked" letters sent from all over Europe to this axis of communication, none of which were ever delivered. In the seventeenth century, the recipient also paid postal and delivery charges. But if the addressee was deceased, absent, or uninterested, no fees could be collected. Postmasters usually destroyed such “dead letters”, but the Briennes preserved them, hoping that someone would retrieve the letters – and pay the postage. Hence the nickname for the trunk: “the piggy bank” (spaarpotje). The trunk freezes a moment in history, allowing us to glimpse the early modern world as it went about its daily business. The...

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Slave Voyages Emory University

A comprehensive website on the Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American Slave Trade between 1514 and 1866. Databases on slave voyages and names of African captives are completed with image galleries, interactive maps and timelines of the slave trade. The digital memorial raises questions about the largest slave trades in history and offers access to the documentation available to answer them. European colonizers turned to Africa for enslaved laborers to build the cities and extract the resources of the Americas. They forced millions of Africans across the Atlantic to the Americas, and from one part of the Americas to another. Analyze these slave trades and view interactive maps, timelines, and animations to see the dispersal in action.

Primary Source Collection
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 Collection
Sobibor Interviews NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and 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.

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