The digital collection Western European Theater Political Pamphlet Collection 1894-1918 has been created by Princeton University Library (collection MC 248). The collection contains in 77 boxes items from European countries collected since 1914. Apart from pamphlets in English there are items in French, German, Russian, Italian and other languages. The pamphlets do not only touch upon politics but on many aspects of the First World War and the period immediately before the war. The digitized pamphlets are accessible using an online finding aid. In the left side bar you can click on subjects and time periods which open either an item or a set of items within a record. You can use the general search field for a free text search. It is also possible to view the entire finding aid as a page or to download it as a PDF.
The digital collection Die Julikrise 1914 has been created by the Politisches Archiv of the Auswärtiges Amt in Berlin, the German Foreign Office. In the twenties Max Graf Montgelas and Walter Schücking edited diplomatic documents relating to the July crisis in the “Kautsky-Edition” (Die deutsche Dokumenten zum Kriegsausbruch, first edition, 4 vol., Charlottenburg 1919; second enlarged edition, 1927). In this digital collection you can find the original documents from June 15 until August 6, 1914, often with clear indications of changes between concept(s) and the final version. There is also a link to a digital version of the 1919 edition. The documents are accompanied by introductions to their background and use. The collection is only accessible in German.
Among the Karl Kautsky Papers held at the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam is a handwritten document relating to the 1919 edition of documents concerning the July crisis (A 85).
The digital collection World War I: 10th and 20th Forestry Engineers has been created by The Forest History Society. This collection with some 100 photographs documents the training and build-up of what eventually became the largest regiment of the US Army, and contains also images of their activity in France. The regiment helped supplying timber in large quantities to the American Expeditionary Forces.
The accompanying web page with information about the forestry engineers contains links to numerous digitized articles about their role during the First World War, in particular a memoir about his service by George S. Kephart who took 85 photographs on display in this collection.
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 100(0) Schlüsseldokumente zur russischen und sowjetischen Geschichte (1000 Key Ðocuments from Russian and Soviet History) has been created by institutions in Germany, Austria and Russia. You can only use a simple search mode. The digital collection has a twin sister, 100(0) Schlüsseldokumente zur deutschen Geschichte im 20. Jahrhundert (100(0) Key Documents for German History in the 20th century). The website can be viewed in German and Russian.
The digital project The 1917 Stockholm Peace Conference presents documents and images about the preparations by prominent members of European socialist parties and labour organizations for a peace conference in Stockholm in 1917. in the end the conference did not take place. This project was created by the archives and institutes for social history which cooperate at the Social History Portal. The website can be viewed in English, German and Dutch; the list of documents is in German.
The history portal Lebendiges Museum Online (“Lively Museum Online”) is an educational website on Germany’s history since the mid-nineteenth century. The portal has been created by the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin and the Haus für Geschichte in Bonn. The section 1914-1918 contains general information about the First World War, day-to-day chronologies for each year, and essays about relevant persons and events. You can view important documents and listen to sound recordings. Other sections such as the one concerning the Kaiserreich (1871-1918) are made in a similar way.
The Wienbibliothek, the city library of Vienna, presents in the digital collections of the Wienbibliothek Digital: Erster Weltkrieg a number of collections. The largest collection contains 116,000 newspaper cuttings about the First World War. Within the other collections you will find police reports on public opinion during the First World War, a small number of newspapers, 1,600 posters and official proclamations, some general books and 27 cookery books.
The crowdsourcing project Operation War Diary is an initiative of the Imperial War Museums, London and the British National Archives, Kew, for describing the unit diaries of troops during the First World War (record series WO 95). One of the aims is to connect the unit diaries with the Lives of the First World War project of the IWM. Complete digitized war diaries can be found at the website of the National Archives.
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive, a website created at Oxford University, presents digitized versions of poems by British authors written during the First World War. The group of writers commonly called The War Poets is well represented.
In 2008 the team of this website invited the public to send items form their personal collections to create a new section with the title The Great War Archive. This resulted in additional collections of photographs, films and other materials, numbering in total some 5,600 items which can be searched in an online database. Its success prompted the European crowdsourcing project Europeana 1914-1918.