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Guide to WWII Materials
A compilation of online resources available from the Library of Congress and from external websites.
Learn More about World War II
A long bibliography of websites and books, to support the PBS documentary The War. There are a number of links to veterans' organizations at the bottom of the page.
Military Resources: World War II
Links to a number of online resources, from the National Archives.
Refseek is a document search engine that locates otherwise hard-to-find websites and documents.
The War in Europe by the Numbers
Look here for statistical information about different aspects of the war.
The War in the Pacific by the Numbers
Data about the war in the Pacific, from the National WWII Museum.
World War II Resources
A collection of links to primary and secondary sources from Ibiblio.
American Presidency Project
A comprehensive collection of presidential papers, speeches, executive orders, etc. from President Washington through the current president.
America on the Homefront
Large collection of documents, images and audio files from the National Archives.
Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum
Photos and short video memoirs, from the museum located in New Orleans.
Digital Public Library of America
Large index of digitized materials from many collections and institutions.
Eyewitness to World War II
Memoirs, documents, radio broadcasts, etc. from the US and abroad during World War II.
Franklin: Digitized Collections
Primary source documents from the FDR Presidential Library and Museum.
Links to primary source documents from American and Great Britain.
The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
Links to digitized collections of letters and memoirs from American servicemen and servicewomen.
Large collection of historic images, text, sound files and video/film.
Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives
Primary sources related to Japanese internment.
LoC: World War II Resource Guide
The Library of Congress collection of a wide variety of materials related to World War II.
National Archives World War II Records
Collection of primary sources related to WWII from the National Archives.
On the Homefront
Posters and illustrations from WWII, compiled by the Library of Congress.
Political cartoons research guide
A link to the Political Cartoons research guide. Look for cartoons in the relevant time period.
Roosevelt: A Call for Sacrifice
The full text of Franklin D. Roosevelt's April 1942 speech.
A Visual History: 1940–1963 : Political Cartoons by Clifford Berryman and Jim Berryman
Cartoons illustrating issues during WWII and the early Cold War.
Words of Peace, Words of War
Treaties, declarations, words of surrender, etc., organized by year.
World War II (Docs Teach)
A collection of primary sources and lessons to teach analysis of these sources.
World War II by the Numbers
Statistical data on the war.
World War II Documents
A collection of primary source documents from the Yale University Avalon Project.
World War II Sourcebook
Documents from before, during and after World War II. Includes materials from Europe, Asia and the United States.
Jewish immigration to the US
How Many Refugees Came to the United States from 1933-1945?
Immigration data from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Immigration Policy in World War II
Data from the Gilder Lehrman Institute.
Jewish Virtual Library
Background information and current news about Judaism and Israel.
Jewish Women's Archive
Use this encyclopedia to find information about Jewish women authors.
A Ship of Jewish Refugees Was Refused U.S. Landing in 1939
Background information about the St. Louis.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Information about the Holocaust from the museum in Washington DC.
Voyage of the St. Louis
Primary and background information.
Atomic Bomb and the End of WWII
A collection of primary sources from the National Security Archive.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Large collection of documents related to the Trinity project and later testing of nuclear weapons. Includes government documents, photographs, data charts, and video footage.
Hiroshima Peace Site
Website for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
Tale of Two Cities
US War Department footage of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Formation of the United Nations
Overview information from the US Department of State.
History of the United Nations
An overview of the origination of the UN, with links to important documents.
UN History Project
Educational resources for researching the history of the United Nations, developed by educators at Harvard University.
United Nations Oral History
Audio interviews and transcripts of memoirs important contributors to the work of the UN, including people who attended the 1945 San Francisco Conference.
United Nations Documents
Links to primary sources, from Yale's Avalon Project.
Dr. Seuss Went to War
Political cartoons drawn by Dr. Seuss during World War II.
Powers of Persuasion
A collection of WWII poster art from the National Archives.
World War II Poster Collection
Images from a Northwestern University collection.
African Americans in WWII
Breath of Freedom
A 2014 Smithsonian Channel television program about the post-war civil rights experiences of African Americans, available through a number of TV and online subscriptions.
History of Black Women in WWII
Information from the National Women's Memorial.
Pictures of African Americans During World War II
Images from the National Archives.
Documents and papers about the famed group.
Why African-American Soldiers Saw World War II as a Two-Front Battle
An article from Smithsonian Magazine.
Women in WWII
Experiencing War: Women at War
Audio and video interviews of women who participated in four different wars, including WWII.
The History of Wartime Nurses
Describes the roles of nurses serving in combat arenas from Revolutionary times through the Vietnam War.
Women Airforce Service Pilots
Read letters written by female US military pilots during WWII.
Women of World War II
Describes the roles of women in a variety of military branches.
Mexican Americans in WWII
Fighting on Two Fronts: Latinos in the Military
An article from the National Park Service.
Hispanics in Service
Library of Congress collection of hispanic veterans' narratives.
Hispanics in the U.S. Army
Historical information from the Army website. Scroll down to WWII.
Mexican American Soldiers In World War Two Fought Abroad To Win At Home
An article from the Huffington Post with links to data.
US Latino & Latina World War II Oral History Project
This is an archived copy of an online project. Not attractive but the links work.
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