The digital collection Revolution, Rätegremien und Räterepublik in Bayern 1918/19 is concerned with the revolutionary period in Bavaria in 1918 and 1919 during the last year of and the period immediately following the First World War. The digital collection has been created by the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online, the digital portal for the history and cultural heritage of Bavaria. In the collection is special attention for the person and role of Kurt Eisner, for other politicians, for the revolutionary councils and other committees. Separate sections present contemporary sources such as newspapers and pamphlets, and there is a selection of digitized early scholarly literature on the revolution and the short-lived republic. Some of the references are to the Historisches Lexikon Bayerns, the digital version of a lexicon for the history of Bavaria, with some extensive articles about this period.
The World War I Collection at the University of Colorado in Boulder presents some 1,200 digitized pamphlets. You can search the collection using a free text search or the advanced search mode. You can also browse by title and subject, use a map and a timeline to find items, or choose a tag for a particular theme or subject. The pamphlets stem mainly from the United States, Canada and European countries. Some pamphlets contain the text of official documents, and thus give a look also at diplomacy. The wide range of the collection is shown by the presence of pamphlets in English published in China and Japan.
The digital World War I Pamphlets Collection has been created at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The collection contains some 400 pamphlets, mainly published in the United Kingdom and the United States. They can be browsed in its enterity or by subject. Searches can be narrowed by date, creator, publisher and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
The Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine (BDIC) – now called La Contemporaine – was founded in 1918 with the purpose of building a collection with all possible information about the First World War. The BDIC is currently a part of the Université de Paris-Ouest at Nanterre. The BDIC has some 800,000 books in its holdings and 2,500 archival collections. 60,000 documents with some 400,000 pages have been digitized. The information about the First World War is not prominently visible at the website. You can start searching among the main types of collections (books, archives, images, paintings, objects) and in the digital library (Bibliothèque numérique). However, there are separate sections dedicated to the First World War, and some shortcuts:
- The digitized Journaux des tranchées form a special section of the BDIC’s digital library
- The thematic dossier La Première Guerre mondiale: Le quotidien sur le front de l’ouest looks in some depth at daily life at the Western front, with a detailed section for further information
- The digital library contains 153 volumes of the Historique des régiments (1918)
- The Cartable Virtuel de la BDIC is a pilot of a pedagogical website on the First World War
- You can view seven selections of digitized postcards at the French Centenaire portal
A post in German at the blog La Grande Guerre offers further guidance to the First World War collections of the BDIC. In November 2014 the BDIC launched a new digital portal, L’Argonnaute, with online expositions, collections and a blog. There is an overview of digitized materials concerning the Grande Guerre. In addition to those already mentioned here you will find, posters (affiches), pamphlets (tracts), documents about the peace treaties and documentation about the rehabiltation of fusillied soldiers (Les fusillés de 1917). Apart from these collections you can view the online exhibition Camus, Krier, Lotze: itinéraires croisés des trois artistes combattants.
The digital collection Print at Penn: WW I Pamphlet Collection has been created by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia, PA. In this collection you find 264 digitized items from a collection of 400 American pamphlets. The start page of the digital pamphlet collection shows immediately all digitized pamphlets. Using the menu on the right sidebar you can filter the result by title, author, year, subject, the absence or presence of illustrations, language and country.
The digital collection Die historische Kriegssammlung der Hofbibliothek 1914-1918 is a project of the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek in Vienna. The collection presents a wide variety of resources: posters, pamphlets, drawings and engravings, albums, postcards, children’s school essays and much more. Interestingly this collection was created already during the First World War at the former Hofbibliothek.
Some of these collections can conveniently be searched using the interface of the Bildindex der Kunst und Literatur, Marburg. The search interface is in German. The postcards can be found by choosing in the Gesamtindex for “Gattung” and entering “Postkarte”.
The portal 1418: documenti e immagini della Grande Guerra has been launched in 2007 by five Italian cultural heritage institutions in Rome to present digital collections of various materials concerning the First World War. One of the sections presents digitized journals (periodici) from several European countries. Photographs, manuscripts, drawings, maps, posters and pamphlets are also present. The first album in the Cimeli section contains numerous cartoons.The interface is only in Italian.
The page Risorse in rete (Sources on the web) offers you a repertory of websites concerning the First World War in Italy and elsewheren.