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, 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.

Search Results

Title Institution Abstract Type of Source
Claremont Colleges Digital Library Claremont Colleges

The Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) is an online archive of documents, photographs, objects, interviews, personal papers, manuscripts, and other primary source materials on a wide range of topics, including historical issues. Of particular interest may be those on women and work in the United States and Great Britain in the early twentieth century, and the suffrage movement in the US, Britain, India, Japan, and beyond. The whole is accessible via a basic search, while individual collections are indexed according to multiple appropriate criteria.

Graphic Material
Colección Digital Complutense Biblioteca Universidad Complutense

Digital Collection with 216,000 freely accessible documents: scientific articles, books and old prints, doctoral theses and teaching materials.

Primary Source Collections
Collection of Historical Civil War Maps Library of Congress

This website provided by the Digital Collections, Library of Congress, brings together materials from three premier collections: The Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia. Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and theater-of-war maps are the detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman's Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts, all available for the first time in one place. Most of the items presented on the site are documented in Civil War Maps: An Annotated List of Maps and Atlases in the Library of Congress, compiled by Richard W. Stephenson in 1989. New selections from 2,240 maps and 76 atlases held by the Library will be added monthly.

Collection of Historical Maps of the American Civil War University of South Florida, College of Education

This collection of 137 historical maps of the American Civil War (1861–65) provided by the College of Education of the University of South Florida, includes regional seats of the war, battle and campaign maps, and territories held by Confederate and Union forces.

Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library Bruce C. Clarke Library

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.

Primary Source Collections
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. 

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Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights Research Hub University of Massachusetts Boston

The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights was founded in 2002, with generous support from the Ford Foundation. Scholars from five leading academic centers and programs in the Bostom area came together with the purpose of chaning the political and academic understanding of the security field so that the dynamics of gender become salient at all points in the conflict process, from prevention through post-conflict reconstruction. Today, the Consortium's main goal is the bridge the gap between the scholarly research community on the one hand, and policy makers and practitioners on the other. Their role is to catalyse cross-community, cross-disciplinary conversations to create the multidimensional, structural, feminist gendered analyses that are imperative to finding sustainable and just solutions -- not only to wars, but to the political, social, economic and environmental crises that underlie them. Initially, the Consortium's primary goal was to integrate the study of gender...

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.

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
Decolonization Resource Collection: North Africa and the Middle East 'National History Center"

The site, “Decolonization Resource Collection: North Africa and the Middle East”, created by the American National History Center, provides a useful collection of central primary and secondary sources for learning and teaching. The focus is, however, is not on Algeria, but on the whole of North Africa and the Middle East.

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.

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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.