Pictura Paedagogica Online

Bibliothek für Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung, Berlin Pictura Paedagogica Online, the image archive on the history of education, has been collecting images from various collections and making them available online since January 2000. The image archive comprises more than 70,000 images, including a large inventory of book illustrations and postcards, but also smaller collections of photographs and […]

German History Maps, 1870-1945

Helmut Walser Smith, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN A collection of maps – some interactive, some are archival, others are fashioned by the author using ArcGIS. This collection is one of three. German History Maps 1870-1945 website

Server for digital historical maps

Leibniz Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz Maps on German history cover a period from the 14th century to the 2000s, including economic topics, streets or the German regional / federal territories. Animated maps show the development of railroads and shipping or the shifting borders of Prussia in the 19th and 20th century. Server for digital […]

Interactive World War I Timeline

National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, MO This interactive timeline covers events from 1914 to 1920 and combines dates with sources like pictures, media coverage, objects and photographs. Interactive World War I Timeline

German Heritage in Letters

German Historical Institute, Washington, DC German Heritage in Letters is a project to find, collect, and share online a digital collection of German-language correspondence shedding light on the history of migration that is currently held in private hands or by archival institutions. German Heritage in Letters website

German History Intersections (launch Fall 2020)

German Historical Institute, Washington, DC German History Intersections is a new source-based digital project that examines three broad themes – migration, knowledge and education, and “Germanness” – from 1500 to the present. The project aims to move beyond traditional period-driven history, situate Germans and Germany within larger transnational contexts, and use digital media to bring […]

The Digital Picture Archives of the German Federal Archives

Bundesarchiv The Federal Archives keeps approx. 12 million still pictures, aerial photographs and posters from modern German history, covering especially Weimar Republic and Nazi Reich as well as GDR and Federal Republic of Germany in a searchable database. The Digital Picture Archives of the German Federal Archives website

Compact Memory

Library of the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main The portal “Compact Memory” comprises 335 Jewish newspapers and journals of the German speaking area of the years 1768–1938 and beyond. These periodicals represent the complete religious, political, social, literary and academic spectrum of the Jewish community and the “Science of Judaism”, thus constituting a major source for the […]

Deutsche Fotothek

Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden A rich collection of online image resources, including the web portals “Map Forum” and “Worldviews”, Vormärz caricatures and architectural drawings, regional photography on Sorbian Culture and workers photography from the Weimar years, or GDR art, everyday life and furniture design. Deutsche Fotothek website