Mitteldeutsche Selbstzeugnisse der Zeit des Dreißigjährigen Krieges

Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena The website Personal Accounts of the Thirty Years War from Central Germany provides access to four previously unpublished texts from an administrator, a Protestant master dyer, a Catholic vicar capitular and a war commissar, tax collector, judge, and diplomat. These commented ego-documents show how the conduct of the war and […]

Europeana collections

Europeana Foundation, The Hague, Netherlands Europeana provides access to millions of books, music, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, artworks and more – accessible with search and filter tools. The portal hosts also online exhibitions and a blog. Europena site

Digital Scriptorum

The University of California Berkeley Library Digital Scriptorium is a growing consortium of American libraries and museums committed to free online access to their collections of pre-modern manuscripts, including several digitized medieval German wills from Fordham University’s Special Collections. There are multiple ways to search for the wills. Digital Scriptorum site

Digital Library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Bonn The Library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung organized different digitization projects for titles belonging to the cultural and political environment of German social democracy, with the digitization of the historic “Vorwärts” and “Neuer Vorwärts” as the most recent and most important project. Besides, you will also find digitized magazines and newspapers from unions or Naturfreunde, […]

The First World War (institutional access required)

Adam Matthew Digital The First World War portal makes available invaluable primary sources for the study of the Great War, brought together in four thematic modules. From personal collections and rare printed material to military files, artwork and audio-visual files, content highlights the experiences of soldiers, civilians and governments on both sides of a conflict that […]

Digital Archive Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum

FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum, Berlin The FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum digital archive offers documents, interviews, pamphlets, photos, and architectural drawings from the Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg districts of Berlin. Its largest digitized collection focuses on social movements in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Visit the archive

Rubble Child’s World: Stories from Bremen’s Ruins

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Washington, DC Four-part series of ordinary Germans’ recollections of the end of WWII in Bremen, collected by Kevin Ostoyich. Rubble Child’s World website

Goethezeitportal

Goethezeitportal e.V. Online collection of material from the late 18th century to Vormärz and related to life and work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, including art, documents, and timelines. Goethezeitportal website

Wolfenbüttel Digital Library

Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel  The Herzog August Bibliothek is an independent research institute specializing in the study of European cultural history in the medieval and early modern period. The library’s holdings from these periods form an archive of Western culture that is nearly unique in its scope. Manuscripts, incunabula, early imprints and special collections such […]