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Foreign Fields: Perspectives on the Great War: Primary Sources
on the Web

Online exhibition and research guide for the Cornell University Library Foreign Fields Project, 2014

Primary Sources from World War I

Primary Sources on the Web

Many national libraries and research libraries have digital collections freely available; these are just a few major sources and collections.

  1. Gallica: Digital Library of the National Library of France  This is a complex site with many "rooms."  A recent addition, for example, is Photographs et photographie, 1839-1940.
  2. The Avalon Project : Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy (Yale Law School)
    Digitized documents relevant to the fields of diplomacy and government, history, economics, law and politics.
  3. EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History
    An extensive list, by country, of selected transcriptions, translations and websites for European primary historical documents.
  4. The Commons on Flickr
    Scanned documents and photos from cultural institutions worldwide.
  5. American Memory Project from the Library of Congress
    American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

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