WWW Virtual Library Women’s History

WWW Virtual Library Women’s History

About this Library
The main purposes of this virtual library are to list women’s history institutions and organizations, locate archival and library collections, and provide links to Internet resources on women’s history. In addition, also included are a list of women’s studies journals and a few comprehensive link collections useful as a starting point for searching the Internet for women’s studies in general.

Plusieurs rubriques dont : Aviation & Space,Men-Masculinity,Military

Un aperçu de la rubrique « Military »

American Women and the World War II Experience This guide serves as an introduction to online and print sources covering the experiences of American women during World War II. By Jennifer Broberg, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Cantinières and Vivandières of the French Army Cantinières and vivandières were women who served as official auxiliary personnel to French (and other) army combat units from early modern times until about the time of World War One. Their official task was to sell food and drink to the soldiers of their regiment to supplement the always inadequate army rations. On this site Thomas Cardoza provides information about cantinières and vivandières focusing specifically on cantinières and vivandières of the French army, but also on cantinières and vivandières from other countries and cantinières serving such non-military entities as the sapeurs-pompiers (firefighters).

Kenau Simonsdochter Hasselaer (1526-1588) Biography of Kenau Hasselaer, business woman and legendary defender of the city of Haarlem against Spanish troops (1572-1573). Text, in Dutch, by Els Kloek.

Minerva Center An educational foundation for the study of women and the military and women in war. Runs H-MINERVA Discussion Network, published Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military a journal now renamed Women and War; launching the Minerva Society for the Study of Women and War (MSSWW) in 2007. The website features bibliographies of women and the military in history.

Minerva Journal of Women and War A multidisciplinary journal which welcomes submissions pertaining to the relationship of women to war and the role of gender in the armed services around the world. This new journal replaces Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military.

Of Love and War This online version of an Australian War Memorial exhibition looks at the impact of war on the lives of Australian servicemen and women, the lovers they left behind or those they met while serving. Visitors can contribute using Flickr Commons and a Blog.

Oorlogsliefdekind Nederlands-Indië – Indonesië (‘War Love Child’). During the Indonesian war of independence, Dutch soldiers had relationships with Indonesian girls and fathered children with them. After Indonesia gained independence, and the troops went home an unknown number of Dutch-Indonesian children stayed behind with their mothers in the new Indonesia. Read about these children, their mothers and fathers. The texts are in Dutch but English and Indonesian versions will be provided.

The American Experience: Fly Girls Website devoted to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS), who signed up to fly with the U.S. military during World War II. Wives, mothers, actresses and debutantes joined the test-piloted aircraft, ferried planes and logged 60 million miles in the air. The site contains interview transcripts, a bibliography, transcrips of documents and letters, a WASP timeline 1937-1979, maps, and other resources.

Women Warriors of Japan. The Role of the Arms-Bearing Women in Japanese History Online article by Ellis Amdur.

Women’s Services, First World War A Research Guide from the UK National Archives.