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
Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library Combat Studies Institute - Operational Leadership Experiences

During WW II the U.S. Command and General Staff College's primary mission was to train large numbers of captains and majors to be staff officers in battalions, brigades, divisions, and corps. To that end, the Army provided copies of documents produced by field units to the College. This archive, the Combined Arms Research Library, provides users with searchable and browseable access to operations orders, after-action reports, intelligence analyses, logistics appraisals, and similar documents are in the CARL documents collection.

Government Documents
Congressional Research Service Reports Federation of American Scientists

Under the jurisdiction of the Libary of Congress, the Congressional Research Service conducts research for and provides analysis to Congress on a range of policy issue. Many of these reports are confidential, but the CRS does not publicize even those that are not. This independent site, created by the Federation of American Scientists, provides access to as much of this material as is possible as a public service. The site includes thematic divisions related to the whole range of national security policy, from Don't Ask Don't Tell to counterterrorism. Materials are available as fully downloadable .pdf files, and include table of contents, executive summary, and other aides. 

Primary Source Collections
Council of Europe: Treaties Council of Europe

The text of all Council of Europe treaties, their explanatory reports, the status of signatures and ratifications, the declarations and reservations made by states, as well as the notifications issued by the Treaty Office since 2005, are available on this website. Texts of declarations and reservations, as well as electronic notifications, are available in the Council of Europe's official languages only.

Primary Source Collections
Crimes of War Crimes of War

Created through the cooperation of journalists, lawyers and scholars, the Crimes of War Education Project is an awareness-raising campaign designed to highlight the laws of war as defined in international humanitarian law and their application. The target audience is one of journalists, policymakers and the general public. The site itself offers lists of thematic essays on key events, treaties, crimes, terms, and other keywords, as well as sections devoted to themes and geographic regions. The site also offers clear information on donors, the board, and other key information. All materials are text searchable and in English.

Encyclopedia
Das Gedächtnis der Nation 2DF

Offering users access to thousands of oral history interviews, the Memory of the Nation is a project supported by the federal government of Germany and a range of private foundations. Interviews are browseable, but also divided into subject collections and chronological categories. Most relevant, perhaps, are those collections on the Holocaust and on various aspects of the Cold War–era division of the country. All site pages and materials are in German, with no English versions.

Primary Source Collections
De Tweede Wereldoorlog in muziek Netherlands Muziek Instituut

The Second World War in Music provides users with information on the place of music in the war in the Netherlands and its colonial posessions, the former Dutch East Indies, Surinam, and the Dutch Antilles. Created in collaboration with the Netherlands Music Institute, the site offers users access to documents, music, photos, and biographies of individual musicians and composers, all of which shed light on several key themes: musical life during the war years, banned music, music in the camps, satirical songs, light music or propaganda songs. Many materials have English-language versions, providing a useable mirror to the Dutch–language site.

Primary Source Collections
Delpher Delpher

Users of Delpher can perform full-text searches millions of entries from Dutch–language newspapers, books, magazines, and radio bulletins. Drawn from many academic institutions, libraries, and museums, including the universities of Leiden, Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Groningen, as well as the National Library of the Netherlands. Continuing to expand, the archive contains more than 320,000 books, as well as more than a million pages of periodicals and radio bulletins. Sources and site are in Dutch.

Primary Source Collections
Densho Digital Repository Densho

Densho is a Seattle, WA–based group dedicated to preserving the history and testimonies of the more than 120,000 Japanese Americans who were removed from their homes and detained during World War II. A collaboration with several organizations and archives, this digital archive grants users access to a range of browseable collections, many of which represent the materials donated by a single family or, in another instance, the pages of a newspaper, The Pacific Citizen, published by the Japanese American Citizens League. Users can also browse by topic, detention facility, and name. Finding aids and some sources are in English, while some materials are in Japanese only.

Autobiographies
Der Bildbestand der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg Frankfurt am Main

The image archives of the German Colonial Society (DKG, 1887–1936) have been preserved as part of a project to microfilm and preserve vulnerable collections of the City and University Library of Frankfurt am Main: this online archive of some 70,000 items has been collected from those color and half-tone photographs microfilmed in the 1990s. This website has been created with the support of the library, as well as the Computing Center of the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Department of Surveying and Cartography of the Academy of Sciences, Dresden. The site includes an introductory essay explaining the activities of the DKG, as well as an archive of the photographs searchable by place and other keywords. Limited search functionality in English is available, but the site is primarily in German.

Primary Source Collections
Des poilus photographient la guerre Archives of the Ain

A site created by the archival authority of the French Ain department, World War I Soldiers Photographing War is a small but thoughtful collection of photographs taken by World War I soldiers from the department. The collection is thematically subdivided into prewar and mobilization, the front, the homefront, and the postwar period, each introduced by a brief essay. Another section introduces the individual photographers. All site pages and texts are in French.

Primary Source Collections
Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Denmark: Digital Collections Det Kongelige Bibliotek

The Digital Collections created by the National Library of Denmark provides users with access to Danish works of all kinds, including books, periodicals, maps, music, and other primary sources. Other materials include manuscripts and photographs on a range of subjects. Holdings are presented in thematic collections and are also searchable. Although predominately in Danish, the site allows searches for English key words and for English–language holdings.

Primary Source Collections
Deutsches Historisches Museum Deutsches Historisches Museum

As part of its website, the German Historical Museum (Berlin) offers users a collection database that includes an extensive inventory of objects, printed material, film, etc., relating to many periods of modern German history. Entries are searchable by title, keyword, and other criteria. Site is in both English and German, although the majority of holdings are in German.

Primary Source Collections
Deutsches Textarchiv Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

The German Text Archive is a resource offering a variety of German–language texts designed to cover a range of issues and disciplines covering the period from approximately 1600 to 1900. Selected by scholars, entries are checked to ensure the accuracy of digitization and are annotated and accompanied by an appropriate bibliography. Supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the archive includes over 2,000 texts from the years indicated. Entirely in German, the site's holdings are searchable by title, text, and keyword.

Primary Source Collections

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