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
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.

Printed Material
Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Digital Collections Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

The Digital Collections of the State Library of Bavaria encompass manuscripts, reference works, and periodicals, with an emphasis on local and regional affairs and history, as well as collections on Eastern Europe and musicology. Other collections, organized by type, include photographs and rare printed materials. A few remarkable and rare items are listed separately. Holdings are searchable by author, title, and keyword, and include English-language sources among the much larger number of German-language materials.

Primary Source Collections
Die Kriegsstammrollen Ancestry.de

Using materials from the Bavarian War Archive, this project, created by the German branch of the genealogy website Ancestry, is a digitization of the military rolls of the Bavarian units of the German Army during the First World War. The rolls contain a wealth of information recorded about individual soldiers and officers of each branch of the military, and are searchable by given name, family name, and date of birth. Full access to the records requires a subscription, but users can take advantage of a 14–day free trial. An English–language version of the search function itself can be found here and of the project description...

Primary Source Collections
digi-hub Digital Collections Universitätsbibliothek der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Offered by the Humboldt University of Berlin, this site grants users access to a collection of the university library's digitized books. Materials include a range of subject headings including scholarly libraries, materials on universities, prints and images, and more. The collection totals more than 2,000 titles in all. Finding aids are in German or English, while materials are primarily in German. 

Monographs
DigiBaeck: German-Jewish History Online Leo Baeck Institute

Created by the Leo Baeck institute of New York and Berlin, DigiBaeck is a site providing users access to digital collections about German–speaking Jews in the modern world. Total digitized holdings exceed 3.5 million pages, and include archival materials, memoirs, manuscripts, books and periodicals. They also include art, photos, and sound recordings. The site provides basic and advanced search functions, as well as browsing by the type of source. Some holdings are in English, and all collections have English-language guides and descriptions.

Primary Source Collections
Digital Bodleian Bodleian Libraries

The online archive of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, the Digital Bodleian provides access to more than 10 million printed pages, over 1 million maps, and large quantities of manuscript and archival material. In total, some 120,000 individual entries are available, with millions more awaiting release. The Digital Bodleian includes materials on a wide range of subjects, including Western manuscripts and "oriental" texts related to—and brought back from—Britain's imperial conquests, as well as texts and images related to its twentieth-century wars. Users can search the archives by key words, browse by collections, and create their own saved collections of entries, a feature that allows tagging and annotating.

Primary Source Collections
Digital Media Repository Military History Resources Ball State University

Hosted by Ball State University (Muncie, IN), the Digital Media Repository (DMR) Military History Resources digital archive is dedicated to providing access to materials related to armed conflicts ranging from the French Revolution and US Civil War to the World Wars and Cold War–era conflicts. Resources include oral histories, films, photos, manuscripts, and other materials drawn both from the library in Muncie, Indiana, as well as international collections. Collections are classified by conflict, and include both those on themes and on individual veterans and units. Sources are also fully searchable.

Primary Source Collections
Digital Picture Archives of the Federal Archives of Germany Federal Archives of Germany

Provided by the Federal Archives of Germany, this archive contains some 200,000 of some 11 million photographs, posters, and other images from the larger collections, which date from the 1860s to the present, including the periods of World War I (1914–18), the Weimar Republic (1919–1933), the Nazi period (1933–1945), and the Federal Republic of Germany (1945/49–present). Images are organized according to chronological divisions, as well as by persons represented and geographic locations. A search feature is also available, in German, while many other site pages have English versions.

Primary Source Collections
Digital Public Library of America Boston Public Library

Funded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Digital Public Library of America has developed from ideas that have been percolating since the 1990s. The site launched in 2013, and aims to link collections of museums, libraries, and other repositories across the United States to make them available to teachers, students, and researchers. Presenting maps, timelines, and online exhibitions, the library's richness is in its primary sources, sorted into thematic collections and numbering at present over 14 million.

Primary Source Collections
Digitales Thüringen Freistaat Thüringen

A digital archive created by the University of Thuringia and State Library of Jena, Digitales Thüringen offers a searchable archive of cultural resources of the German state. Bringing together books, dissertations, documents, and other materials from archives, libraries, museums, and other sources, the archive provides access to a range of materials to students, teachers, and researchers. The site has some basic English pages and returns some English search results, but the site and materials are primarily in German. It is designed to integrate with other regional projects into a future German Digital Library.

Primary Source Collections
Digitalisierte Sammlungen der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

A project of the State Library of Berlin, the Digitized Collections provide access to thematic collections of imaged materials on a range of issues including the military and the First World War, as well as politics, economics, theology, art, and more. The World War I collection includes field unit and hospital newspapers and other materials from the front. All site materials and search functions are in German only.

Primary Source Collections
Donovan Nuremberg Trials Collection Cornell University Library

The Donovan Nuremberg Trials collection consists of nearly 150 bound volumes of Nuremberg trial transcripts and documents from the personal archives of General William J. Donovan (1883-1959). The Donovan papers contain both original statements from the defendants in German and typed translations in English prepared by the Allies.

Primary Source Collections
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home National Archives and Records Administration

The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home is located in Abilene, KS, and serves as a site for research in collections running to more than 20 million pages of documents and 300,000 photos. Important documents relating to the military career and presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower can be accessed through an online archive, which is arranged chronologically and thematically by events, which include World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Cold War, among other issues both domestic and international. Materials are presented as digitized images of the original, and with full citation and National Archives classification data.

Primary Source Collections
Emma Young Dickinson Papers Dickinson, Emma Young

This digital archive presents the diaries, photos, chorrespondence, and other materials related to the service of Emma Young Dickson with the YMCA in France during World War I (primarily in 1918 and 1919) dating from both the war and postwar years. Digitized by the Libraries of the University of Minnesota, where the materials are held, the collection is searchable by the individual volumes and boxes of unbound materials in the physical archive. All materials are as individual digital images of the type- or hand-written original. All materials in English.

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