Following a successful trial last year and thanks to the very generous donation by John and Jean Dunbabin, Oxford historians now have access to Women, War and Society, 1914–1918 (Archives Unbound).
This resource fully documents the essential contribution of women during the Great War as well as the revolutionary and permanent impact the War had on the personal, social and professional lives of these women. It is an important collection for research into 20th century social, political, military and gender history.
The resource reproduces primary source material (115,225 images) brought together in the Imperial War Museum, London, and originally published by the Air Ministry, League of Mercy and War Fund, Purple Cross Service, Russian Relief Fund and many other organizations. This definitive digital collection of charity and international relief reports, pamphlets, photographs, press cuttings and more is fully searchable.
On behalf of the library and the Committee of the Library Provision and Strategy (CLiPS) in History, I would like to extend my deepest thanks to JOHN and JEAN DUNBABIN for donating sufficient funds to permanently add this resource to the library’s holding and ensure that future generation of historians have access to important source material on this period and topic.
Other useful resources:
- The Cambridge History of the First World War; ed. by Jay Winter 3 vols. (Cambridge, 2014) available online via Cambridge Histories Online [subscription resource]
- First World War: Personal Experiences [subscription resource]
- British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries 1500-1950 (Alexander Street Press) [subscription resource]
- WWI Primary Resource Guide (HFL LibGuide listing many free resources)
- Newspapers (see all blog posts on newspapers)