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
Fondi e Raccolte: Istituto per la Storia e le Memorie del '900 Parri Emilia Romagna - Biblioteca Digitale Istituto Storico Parri

A project of the Parri Historical Institute, Emilia-Romagna, this digital library provides users with access to materials digitized for preservation related to twentieth-century history. Collections include books, manuscripts, photos, posters, sound and video, and are searchable and browseable. All site pages are in Italian, while materials are primarily Italian with other European languages represented. 

Journals and Newspapers
Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS): Ebooks Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs

The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Increasingly, the volumes are available as downloadable ebooks. The volumes are ordered chronologically and thematically, and are full text searchable. Browse through for those volumes relating to administrations prior to that of Truman (1945–51). Recent volumes contain documents from presidential libraries, Departments of State and Defense, National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, Agency for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating US foreign policy. In general, the editors choose documentation that illuminates policy formulation and major aspects and repercussions of its execution.

Primary Source Collections
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies Yale University Library

In existence since 1981, the Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies has preserved film of interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses in New Haven, CT since 1979, and the originals have been deposited at the Yale University Libraries. Since then, the collection has grown to more than 4,000 testimonies comprising over 10,000 hours of footage, all compiled by more than 35 projects across North America, South America, Europe, and Israel. Users must create an account for Yale University Libraries' special collections and complete a request to conduct research with these materials.

Primary Source Collections
FRANKLIN The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

FRANKLIN is a virtual research room and digital repository that provides free and open access to the digitized collections of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. Comprising more than 800,000 pages and 2,500 photos, holdings are related to the life and presidency of Roosevelt, as well as the activities of Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as of other important figures of the Roosevelt Administration. Materials are both searchable and browseable.

Autobiographies
Frauen in Bewegung 1848-1938: Biographien, Vereinsprofile, Dokumente Österreichische Nationalbibliothek

Created by the Austrian National Library, Women on the Move, 1948–1938 is a project offering biographies and documents on the women who shaped the history of the Habsburg monarchy of Austria–Hungary and then, after 1918, interwar Austria, as well as profiles of the organizations these women founded. Resources are divided into collections defined by organization, individuals, publications and other criteria. Users can also access a timeline of events and substantive essays offering context. All materials are in German.

Autobiographies
gahetNA nationaal archief

A project of the National Archive of the Netherlands (Nationaal Archief), gehetna.nl offers users access to millions of photographs, government documents, private letters and historical maps. In addition to sources on everyday life, the archive also contains unique documents from Dutch history dating back centuries. Searchable and offering full-text resources, the site also provides commentary and essays. Although primarily in Dutch, the site offers considerable English–language functionality.

Primary Source Collections
Garibaldi and the Risorgimento Garibaldi & the Risorgimento Archive

Created by the Brown University Library and its Center for Digital Scholarship, the Garibaldi Panorama and the Risorgimento Resource Explorer provides a digital archive for study and teaching of the life and exploits of a key actor in the processes of Italian unification, Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807–1882). In addition to the digitized panorama viewable on the site, users can access some 4,000 archival entries, including newspaper stories, illustrations, written accounts, and other primary sources, most of which are tagged to a specific scene in the panorama. Materials are primarily in Italian, but French, English, German and other languages are represented by several hundred entries. No full-text search feature.

Primary Source Collections
Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsarchief Amsterdam City Archives

Created by the Amsterdam State Archive, this site allows users access to a range of collections on the city and its history. Under the heading of special collections, note those on the First World War and the African Slave Trade. All site pages and materials are in Dutch.

Primary Source Collections
Gender Mainstreaming: An Overview United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women

Gender mainstreaming was established as a major global strategy for the promotion of gender equality in the Beijing Platform for Action from the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. Mainstreaming works to situate gender equality issues at the center of analyses and policy decisions, medium-term plans, programme budgets, and institutional structures and processes. This publication discusses new findings regarding Gender Mainstreaming and its application in specific contexts such as policy analysis, research, or technical assistance before discussing institutional development for gender mainstreaming. [Foreword.]

Monographs
Genocide Archive of Rwanda Kigali Genocide Memorial

Created by a nongovernmental organization, the Genocide Archive of Rwanda is a large database of materials about the 1994 genocide against the country's Tutsi population. The digital collections include more than 8,000 photographs, videos, and archives documenting events before, during, and after the genocide, including reconciliation and recovery efforts. The collections are both browseable and searchable and include collections of first-person testimonies, of maps, and more. Although the site has an extensive English–language version, many materials, especially documents, are in French.

Primary Source Collections
Genocide Studies Program Yale University

The Genocide Studies Program at Yale University's MacMillan Center concentrates on interdisciplinary, comparative, and policy-oriented research into genocide and provides training to those in regions affected by modern genocides. Its historical research concentrates on the Holocaust, the genocides in Bosnia and Darfur, and on colonial and indigenous genocides. Resources available on the website include audio and video, bibliographies, databases, maps, and other materials, as well as links to related materials off site. Each historical and contemporary genocide is introduced by a brief introductory essay and is accompanied by a bilbiography and list of the program's publications.

Primary Source Collections
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library George H. W. Bush Presidential Library

The official site of the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library provides visitors with access to a range of public and declassified records on a range of issues, including national security policy. These include groups of policy documents, directives, and other forms of record, as well as thematic collections on important issues including the 1990–91 Gulf War and relations with the People's Republic of China. 

Primary Source Collections
German Historical Documents, Maps, and Images (GHDI) German Historical Institute

Initiated by the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC, German History in Documents and Images (GDHI) provides primary sources on German history dating back to the early-modern period. The collection is divided into thematic sections, each curated by scholars, framed by introductory essays, and accompanied by primary sources (including English–language sources), as well as maps and images. Subjects include government and administration, military, economics, gender and family, and more. Materials are text-searchable and fully translated.

Primary Source Collections
German Propaganda Archive Betwerk, Randall

Hosted by Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) and created by Randall Bytwerk, an emeritus professor of communications, this site offers users access to propaganda materials, as well as manuals for how to create it, published in Germany during the Nazi period and the period of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). Materials are organized chronologically and thematically. Materials are translated into English text, making this a useful resource for students and teachers.

Primary Source Collections
Germany and Its Colonies: Travels through the Empire and Its Overseas Possessions, with the Collaboration of Arthur Achleitner, Johannes Biernatzki, et al. Library of Congress

Hosted by the World Digital Library and provided by the Library of Congress, this digitized version of Germany and Its Colonies includes more than 1,000 illustrations and depicts both European possessions (Alsace–Lorraine, conquered from France in 1870–71), and the overseas colonies it acquired after unification and lost after World War I: Togo, Cameroon, German South-West Africa (present-day Namibia), German East Africa (present-day Tanzania), possessions among the islands in the Pacific, and concessions in China (the Shandong Peninsula). The book, with its more than 500 pages, is downloadable in full in its original German.

Primary Source Collections
Getuigen Verhalen DANS

Witness Stories is a repository of first-person narratives about the Second World War created by the Netherlands Ministry of Health Heritage Program for the War. Addressing a broad range of topics, these interviews have been preserved digitally so as to be accessible at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), a partner institute of the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The website offers context and access to the interviews, but all materials are in Dutch with no English–language versions.

Primary Source Collections
Government Information Northwestern University Library

The Northwestern University Libraries (Evanston, IL) is a federal repository library and therefore holds a range of US Government Information publications, but also materials from the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, and the United Nations. Although few of these documents are available online, the site does include digitized collections of World War II–era posters, League of Nations documents, and more.

Primary Source Collections
Hansard Archive of Digitised Debates from 1803 UK Parliament

Hosted by the UK Parliament itself, the Hansard Archive of Digitized Debates covers the period from 1803 to 2004. Containing plaintext transcriptions created from printed records of the debates in question, the files must be downloaded and read in XML format using a web browser or similar program. The debates are comprehensive, covering every issue brought before parliament.

Primary Source Collections

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