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
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.

Oral Interviews/Testimony
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
deutsche-schutzgebiete.de Ralph Anton

A collection of picture postcards and photographs on several topics, including wars, colonies, municipalities, including explanations of notable events and people. The entire site is in German.

Primary Source Collections
Deutsches Historisches Museum / German Historical 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. The collection also includes a lot of material on the history of military and warfare in German Central Europe.

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
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, leaflets, prints etc. 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. Interessant for the history of war and revolution is expecially the collection with prints  from the revolution of 1848-49 and the related civil war.,

Monograph/Academic Study
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
DoD Photo Gallery US Department of Defense

The Department of Defense's premier imagery website, the location to find all kinds of photos from across the entire DOD enterprise.

Primary Source Collections

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