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.

Search Results

Title Institution Abstract Type of Source
Veterans History Project American Folklife Center

Created by the Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center, the Veterans History Project is an initiative to collect, store, and offer access to individual American veterans' accounts of their wartime experiences. Users can search interviews by name, service location, unit, rank, interviewer, keywords and notes. Searches can be limited according to branch, gender, type of material, and war, ranging from World War I to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. A browse feature allows users to view results by last name, war and service branch, state of residence, and race/ethnicity.


Primary Source Collections
Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive University of Michigan

This site makes available to the public the results of a program underway since 1981 to interview Holocaust survivors, the Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive. Created by Sidney Bolkosky, a professor of history at the University of Michigan–Dearborn and hosted by the university's libraries, the interviews are available on the site as short sound files embedded with texts, all of which are in English. Users can browse the interviews by the last name of the interviewee, as well as access links to related materials for educators and other researchers. 

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Voices of Rwanda Albuquerque Academy

Voices of Rwanda is an internationally supported non-governmental organization recording and preserving testimonies of Rwandans about the 1994 genocide. Its mission is to ensure stories inform the world about genocide and inspire a global sense of responsibility to prevent human rights atrocities. At present, only a small selection of short video testimonies are available online.

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Voices of the Holocaust British Library

Created by the British Library, Voices of the Holocaust is a digital collection of oral history interviews of Jewish survivors, both men and women, who came to Britain to live during or after World War II. The testmonies are most accessible through five thematic collections: life before the Holocaust, ghettos and deportations, the camps, resistance and liberation. Each is available both as an audio file and in transcription. The site also includes useful references and information about the camps, and resources for teachers, including lesson ideas.

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Voices of the Holocaust Project Galvin Library

Voices of the Holocaust Project provides a digital archive of restored, transcribed, and translated interviews with Holocaust survivors conducted in 1946 by Dr. David P. Boder, a psychology professor from Chicago's Illinois Institute of Technology. Hosted by the institute, the site aims to reach  students, researchers, historians, and the general public. The tesimonies were collected in displaced persons camps in France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany, and are available to browse by name, language, date, location, camp, nationality and religion. In addition, the site includes a number of references, including maps of interviewee locations, birthplaces, ghettos, liberation locations, and more. See also its bibliography and glossary of terms. Interviews include audio recordings, transcriptions in the original language, and full English translations of the transcribed text.

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Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database Behrendt, Steve

Building on the work of scholars have accumulated since the 1960s, Voyages: The Trans–Atlantic Slave Trade Database draws on multiple sources of information about individual slave-trade voyages to provide a database searchable on criteria such as point of origin, destinations, dates, and more. Beginning from a foundation of data culled from libraries, newspapers, archives, and other contemporary sources on British voyages, the team that developed Voyages, led by Emory University historian David Eltis, amassed information on Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and other nations’ trade in captive people from Africa, some 34,948 in all, as of 2010. The project’s leaders believe that their dataset encompasses more than 95 percent of all British voyages, as well as high percentages of those of French and Dutch ships, overall encompassing some 80 percent of the whole and a high percentage of the estimated 12.5 million captives taken from Africa. (The estimate itself is possible in part...

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