Resources listed on this page are sorted by the countries that house or produced them. They may include information relevant to countries other than their own. The following resources include information from archives in multiple countries or are international in scope.
Digitized archives documenting the political life in Occupied Western Europe available to the British Government during World War II. From the original intelligence reports received by the British Foreign Office.
Indexed by year and section, from the occupied states of Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and the Vatican, and the neutral countries -- Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Includes a day-by-day chronology of the war, photographs and posters from The National Archives and film footage of Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents in France from the Imperial War Museum.
This collection contains two newsletters published by the Internationale Transportarbeiter-Föderation/International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), a pan-European trade union, between 1933 and 1945. Published in several languages, Germany Under the Swastika (Hakenkreuz über Deutschland) and Fascism (Faschismus) were originally intended to document the deeds and misdeeds of the Nazi regime in Germany. However, their scope expanded during the Second World War to include reports about occupied Europe. The Spanish Civil War also features heavily, with contributors warning that a victory for Franco would embolden other dictators.
The Needham Research Institute (UK) has collected about 1,000 photos that were taken by Joseph Needham during this trip to China from 1942-1946, when he was preparing his project on the history of Chinese science and technology.
This collection consists of newspapers and periodicals; broadsides; leaflets; and books and pamphlets and other documents produced by or relating to the underground resistance in France during World War II. [1939-1945]
Also included are related materials: ephemera from the pre-War and "Phony War" periods; Free French and other foreign publications; items related to the liberation of Paris and to the period immediately after the liberation; autograph letters and manuscripts; and books inscribed by their authors. Most of the documents are in French, while some are in German or Yiddish.
Presents approximately twelve hours of opinions recorded in the days and months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from more than two hundred individuals in cities and towns across the United States.
Scans of over 300 printed U.S. government pamphlets, reports, and propaganda materials. Covers women's issues, home-front race relations, conservation and rationing, soldiers' guides to other countries, and more.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Office Files highlighting the domestic and foreign concerns of the President and his administration, including the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II. [1933-1945]
Also includes selected records of the FBI, Civil Conservation Corps, the Committee on Economic Security, and the Department of Treasury.
"Contains Records of the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, and Correspondence of the Director of the Women’s Army Corps." [1918-1965, primarily the 1940's]
This ProQuest History Vault module contains primary sources that document a wide range of issues pertinent to American women during WWII, including studies on the treatment of women by unions in several midwestern industrial centers, and the influx of women to industrial centers during the war. Other topics covered include women’s work in war industries, equal pay, childcare and race. There is also extensive documentation on the women who joined and served in the Women’s Army Corps as WACs.
Collections of records on World War II, including Franklin D. Roosevelt's Map Room Files, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Records of the War Department Operations Division, U.S. Navy Action and Operational Reports, Records of the Office of War Information, Papers of the War Refugee Board, and Top Secret Studies on U.S. Communications Intelligence During World War II.
This collection contains manuscript materials compiled by the Office of War Information. For the World War II Rumor Project, field representatives collected information from community-based correspondents and sent duplicate or triplicate copies of reports of the correspondents to Dr. Eugene Horowitz at the Bureau of Public Inquiries of the OWI. The reports listed rumors and anecdotes that were compiled and arranged in alphabetical order by states and by subjects.