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
Getuigen Verhalen (Witnesses Stories) NIOD Institute for War Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Witnesses 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.

Journals and Newspapers
Global Report 2014: Conflict, Governance, and State Fragility Cole, Benjamin R.

How does good governance emerge following periods of political instability, state failure, and armed conflict? From where does good governance come if not from the peace-building process itself? Political action is very often both triggered and driven by emotive content; whereas, good decisions are usually the product of careful and extensive deliberation, especially in complex societal systems. What may provide a bridge between incitement and reason are the sobering effects of experience viewed through reflections of the past, that is, periods of general war weariness that dissipate the emotive drive of contention to provide an opportunity for war-affected populations and, particularly, political elites to reassess the emotional baggage they are carrying that has distorted past policy priorities and remains to perpetuate poor governance and push societal-systems toward relapses into state failure. Good governance is past-informed and future-oriented; it is both cause and...

Report
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 Collection
Hansard Archive of Digitised Debates from 1803 Parliament of the United Kingdom

Hosted by the UK Parliament, the Hansard Archive of Digitized Debates covers the period from 1803 to 2004. The website includes plaintext transcriptions from parliamentary debates, which have been scanned from hard copy sources. 

Primary Source Collection
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library National Archives and Records Administration

The Harry S. Truman Library, the first Presidential Library to be created under the provisions of the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act, was established to preserve the papers, books, and other historical materials relating to former President Harry S. Truman (1984-1972) and to make them available to the people in a place suitable for exhibit and research. The core of the Library's research holdings and the principal reason for its existence is its collection of the papers of Harry S. Truman. These papers consist principally of the White House files for the Truman administration (1945-1953). They also include papers that document Mr. Truman's life and careers as farmer, soldier, businessman, local politician, U.S. Senator, Vice President and former President. In addition, the Library has in its custody more than 450 manuscript collections of individuals who were associated with Mr. Truman at some point during his career in an official or personal capacity. The Library also has a...

Primary Source Collection
Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel: Digitale Bibliothek (WDB) Herzog August Bibliothek

In the Wolfenbüttel digital library, the Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel, Germany, makes research-relevant, particularly rare, outstanding or frequently used parts of its old holdings available on the Internet. All digitized titles are not only available here, but also, as far as they are independent prints or monographs, via the PICA-OPAC. In the case of projects that go beyond the formal indexing in the catalog, a database for project-specific research, a call number list with an overview of the digitized titles or materials or a search link in the catalog, information on secondary literature and Information on the project materials used. The aim is to offer more extensive information and research options in a project portal beyond the library formal and subject indexing. You can obtain information on digitized manuscripts from the manuscript database. This offers proof of digitized manuscripts, including those of other institutions, as well as access to full descriptions. The...

Primary Source Collection
Hidden Patterns of the Civil War Nathaniel Ayers

Created at the University of Richmond (VA) Digital Scholarship Lab, this multifaceted project offers users a range of tools for accessing information and visualizing data related to the American Civil War. Highlights include tools that map waves of wartime emancipation of the enslaved, wartime elections, and a digital archive of the Richmond Dispatch, a source rich in primary sources about military life and the homefront.  

Primary Source Collection
Histoire et Conflits Institut national de l'audiovisuel

Created by the INA (National Audiovisual Institute) of France, Histoire et Conflits (History and Conflicts) is a repository of French audiovisual sources on major conflicts of the twentieth century, including the World Wars, the French-Indochina War, conflicts in the Middle East, the Algerian War of Independence and other Cold War–era conflicts and revolutions. A public cultural organization charged with preserving and maintaining access to France’s audiovisual patrimony, the institute has provided users with access to over 100,00 hours of radio and television programs, as well as online content. Relevant material is sorted intot he collection "Histoire et conflits," which is separated into periods and wars, and which can be both browsed and searched according to multiple criteria of time, place, personages and more.

Primary Source Collection
Historic Government Publications from World War II Southern Methodist Univeristy

Comprised of materials from the Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) Libraries' Government Information Resources department, this site offers users access to 343 information pamphlets, governmnet reports, speeches, propaganda materials, and other documents produced by the US Government Printing Office during World War II. Users can search or browse materials according to a range of categories including issues related to women and guides for personnel in foreign countries. This site also contains links to the libraries' other digital collections and special collections.

Primary Source Collection
Historical Archives of the European Union European University Institute

The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international center for doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research. The Historical Archives preserves and makes accessible in a central location the archival holdings of the European Union Institutions. In addition, the HAEU collects private papers of key European politicians, high-ranking EU officials and individuals involved in the process of European integration as well as the archives of pro-European movements and other organizations with a European scope. The collection materials consist mostly of copies of archival documents from private collections, foundations and National Archives and Diplomatic Archives of Ministries of Foreign Affairs. 

Website
historicum.net: Fachinformationsdienst Geschichtswissenschaft Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Since 2016, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has been funding a specialist information service (FID) for the subject of history, which is managed by the Bavarian State Library and the German Museum in Munich - the latter responsible for the history of technology, natural sciences and the environment. In close dialogue with historians, "historicum.net - Fachinformationsdienst Geschichtswwissenschaft" is building a digital range of information on the entire spectrum of historical studies, which, in addition to the basic supply at university and other academic libraries, creates optimal conditions for historical research in Germany. This includes the acquisition and indexing of specialized literature, be it printed or digital, and access to it. In particular, the FID provides so-called FID licenses for a group of registered FID users in the form of databases, electronic journals and e-book offers.

Bibliography
Historische Quellen: Rechtsextremismus / Historical Sources: Right-wing Extremism Bibliothek der Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

The website FES-Netz-Quelle of the library of the German Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung focuses on right-wing extremism in the interwar period, from the early 1920s to the mid 1930s. It provides important texts from the right-wing movement to make them accessible for historical analysis, which are chronologically arranged on this website. The selection illustrates the holdings of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung library. Any use of these documents beyond private use or the preparation of individual teaching or teaching units, in particular commercial use, is not permitted without the explicit consent of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Clicking on the documents leads to additional keywords and a download option in PDF format.

Primary Source Collection
Holocaust Rescue and Relief Andover-Harvard Theological Library

Jointly funded by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC) and the Centre de documentation juive contemporaine (Paris) and hosted by the Andover–Harvard Theological Library, this site provides users with access to the records of the Unitarian Service Committee, established in 1939 and responsible for efforts to aid victims of World War II in Europe by providing food, clothing, medical care, and support for immigration to the US. The digitized boxes of documents comprise some 238,00 documents and 3,100 photographs, and include collections related to the committee's executive as well as individual case files.

Primary Source Collection
Holocaust-Era Assets National Archives

This site provides access to the records held by the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA, College Park, MD) on assets looted during the Holocaust and subsequently located, recovered, and returned. The primary stimulus for recent interest in these issues came only in the 1990s with the discovery of Swiss bank accounts and gold looted by the Nazis, but it has expanded to include cultural artifacts, art, and other monetary instruments. NARA actively aids researchers and implements the 1998 Nazi War Crimes Records Disclosure Act, a federal law requiring declassification and disclosure of materials related to Nazi war crimes and war criminals. The collection includes a digitized version of the finding aid and online versions of a number of relevant publications.

Primary Source Collection
Holy See: Official Website of the Vatican Holy See

An official online publication of the Holy See, this site provides users with digital texts of a variety of documents related to the activities of individual popes. Users can browse a chronological listing, which leads, where relevant, to a page with categorized documents on a range of issues. A separate archive page takes users to collections of historical documents, including those relevant to the Second World War. Many pages and materials are translated into English, with Italian, Spanish, and other languages also represented.

Primary Source Collection
Human Rights Watch: Reports Human Rights Watch

This website offers users access to reports and other information created by Human Rights Watch, a respected global nongovernmental organization concentrating on a range of human rights issues. The archive of reports dates back to 1982, with extensive coverage of issues, conflicts and problems since 1991. They include, among many others, issues of torture, detention and armed conflict, but also discrimination based on sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. The site also contains video reports, photo essays and a section reporting outcomes of HRW advocacy. All site materials are in English, but there are also versions in a range of other European and global languages.

Primary Source Collection
I Remember Drabkin, Artem

Created with support from the Russian Federation's Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communication, this site offers readers a selection of first-person narratives collected and interviews taken in recent years about everyday experiences of World War II in the Soviet Union. It includes not only male soldiers, but also women combat soldiers, as well as nurses and other noncombat personnel. 

Primary Source Collection
Imperial War Museums Imperial War Museums

A partially government-funded set of five museums across the United Kingdom that relies on donations, the Imperial War Museums offer digital collections arranged according to type of source: books, art, documents, films, exhibitions, and more. The collections are keyword searchable, and aim to be comprehensive about twentieth- and twenty-first century conflicts involving Britain, the Commonwealth, and other former imperial posessions. Concentrated less on the history of individual units, service branches, or campaigns, the museums emphasize the everyday life of individuals through their diaries, letters, and other materials.

Autobiography

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