History of Belgium: Primary Documents

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Digital holdings of the national archives of Belgium.
(French)

Belgian page of the World Documents Library.
(photos; facsimiles)

Georeferencing and imaging of monuments of the Franks.
Includes parts of France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland.
(Antiquity to Middle Ages; interactive maps)

A part of the Carrie Collection.
See especially historical texts and maps and illustrations.
(Transcriptions, translations, and facsimiles)

Official Flemish seals.
Important for establishing official portraits and for verifying legitimacy and provenance of accompanying documents.
Part of a collection of facsimiles at Notre Dame's Medieval Institute Library.
(13th to 15th centuries; facsimiles and commentary)

Includes encounters with "los rebeldes de las islas de Holanda y Zelanda".
Provided by the Digital Collections of the Brigham Young University Library.
(1592-1597; facsimiles)

Historical legal sources from the Low Countries.
(1292 to present; Flemish and Dutch transcriptions, facsimiles, and maps)

The correspondence of William of Orange.
Accessible by browsing or by advanced search protocols.
Over 12,000 letters digitized by the Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis.
(1551-1584; facsimiles of letters in various languages, mostly Dutch and French)

A part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.
(19th century; photos, transcriptions, sound recordings)

Belgian National Anthem. Adopted in 1860.
(French, Dutch, German, and Walloon; 1830)

Digitized newspapers from the Flemish part of Belgium.
(1836-1992; Dutch facsimiles)

Treaty between Great Britain, Austria, France, Prussia, and Russia, on the one part, and The Netherlands, on the other.
Bound Britain to guard Belgium's neutrality in the event of the latter's invasion.
(19 April 1839; English transcription)

Offers online access to four Belgian union journals:
Le Journal des Correspondances (1903-1914)
Het Korrespondentieblad (1907-1914)
Le Mouvement Syndical Belge (1918-1940)
De Belgische Vakbeweging (1918-1940)
(1902-1940; journal facsimiles}

Documenting events from before Sarajevo until after Versailles.
(pre-1914 to post-1918; translations and transcriptions)
"Diplomatic Correspondence Respecting the War."
(24 July to 29 August 1914; transcriptions and English translations)

A collection of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(1914-1918; transcriptions and translations)
Digital primary documents assembled at Mount Holyoke College.
(1914-1919; translations)

Digital primary documents assembled at Mount Holyoke College.
(1918-1941; translations)

A collection of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(1939-1945; transcriptions and translations)
A collection of documents related to WWII.
From the Avalon Project.
(1938-1947; transcriptions and translations)
Official government histories (mainly U.S.) and other primary references.
(1939-1945; English transcriptions and translations)
Digital primary documents assembled at Mount Holyoke College.
(1938-1946; translations)

  • Foreign relations between Belgium and the US
Documents from US State Department and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
1945
1950
1951
(1945-1951; English transcriptions)

This community foreshadowed the formation of the EU. It was dissolved in 2002 and its functions were absorbed by the EU. Belgium was one of the original members.
(1951; English)

Digitized newspapers "The Evening."
(1989 to present; French transcriptions)
Digitized newspapers "South Press."
(1991 to present; French transcriptions)

  • Belgian Constitution
Flemish text
French text
German text
English translation
(17 February 1994, with updates through 2008)

French site of the Belgian senate with connections to official publications and documents.
(Contemporary; transcriptions)
Dutch/Flemish Site of the Belgian senate with connections to official publications and documents.
(Contemporary; transcriptions)

Collection of Belgian Laws.
Statutes, criminal and civil codes, and other legal materials.
A portal of the BYU Law School.
Library of Congress guide to constitutional, legal, and government documents.
(Translations and transcriptions)

A set of historical maps from Dr. Ronnie Ellenblum's Historic Cities.
(Facsimiles)

Collection of historical maps of Europe.
(facsimiles; Hungarian)

17th-century map of the Low Countries drawn in the form of a lion.
(1611; zoomable map)
17th-century map of the Duchy of Brabant.
Consisted of the modern-day Belgian provinces of Flemish Brabant, Walloon Brabant, Antwerp, and Brussels.
(1688; zoomable map)

(Facsimiles of document manuscripts, maps, scores, images, historical newspapers)
From the archives of the Académie royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium)
(18th - 20th centuries; facsimiles and transcriptions of correspondence and other documents)
Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)

Also contains a collection of coats of arms for other European countries and principalities.
(Facsimiles)

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