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
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.

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Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel: Digitale Bibliothek (WDB) Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel

In der Wolfenbütteler Digitalen Bibliothek stellt die Herzog August Bibliothek forschungsrelevante, besonders seltene, herausragende oder häufig genutzte Teile ihres Altbestandes über Internet zur Verfügung. Alle digitalisierten Titel sind nicht nur hier, sondern, soweit es sich um selbstständige Drucke bzw. Monographien handelt, auch über den PICA-OPAC erreichbar.

Sofern es sich um Projekte handelt, die über die Formalerschließung im Katalog hinausgehen, findet sich innerhalb des jeweiligen Projektes eine Datenbank zur projektspezifischen Recherche, eine Signaturenliste mit einem Überblick über die digitalisierten Titel oder Materialien bzw. einen Suchlink in den Katalog, Hinweise zur Sekundärliteratur und Informationen zu den verwendeten Projektmaterialien. Es wird angestrebt, über die bibliothekarische Formal- und Sacherschließung hinaus in einem Projektportal weitergehende Informationen und Recherchemöglichkeiten anzubieten.

Informationen zu digitalisierten...

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Het Auswärtige Amt en de joden in Nederland (1933-1945) NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The German Foreign Office and Jews in the Netherlands (1933–1945) offers users access documents on the role of the the Auswärtige Amt (German Foreign Office), but also other German and Nazi organizations, in the persecution and destruction of Jews in the Netherlands. The site contains more than 2,000 digitized sources, which are accompanied by extensive notes and explanations in English. Individual entries, however, are in Dutch, and the documents themselves are presented as scans of the German–language originals.

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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.  

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Histoire et Conflits Institut national de l'audiovisuel

Created by the INA (National Audiovisual Institute) of France, 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.

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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.

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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. 

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historicum.net: Historical Sciences on the Internet Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

A project supported by—among others—the State Library of Bavaria, the German National Library, and diverse universities including Cologne and Mainz, as well as associations such as H-Soz-u-Kult and the German Historical Institute of Paris, historicum.net has been designed for an audience of professional historians, history teachers, teachers in training, students, and the interested public. It provides access to sources on topics ranging back to the early modern period through a series of curated thematic collections, as well as through keyword, title, and other search functions. Site is primarily in German, but provides access to some English–language materials.

Monograph/Academic Study
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Entries are text searchable, but the site offers no browse function  This English–language site offers only a small selection, approximately 50, of the many hundred available in Russian.

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Illustrated First World War The Illustrated First World War

Providing users with access to digitized versions of seven illustrated journals from the war years—Illustrated London News, Illustrated War News, The Sphere, The Sketch, The Tatler, The Bystander, The Graphic and The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News—the Illustrated First World War was launched in response to the centenary of the war and is of interest to researchers, teachers, students, and the public. With public support, the archive provides searchable and browseable access to the periodicals. 

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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 Museum offers 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 museum emphasizes the everyday life of individuals through their diaries, letters, and other materials.

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