History of Belgium: Primary Documents

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Flag of Belgium
A part of the Carrie Collection
(Historical texts, maps and illustrations)

Official Flemish seals with images important for establishing official portraits and for verifying legitimacy and provenance of accompanying documents.
A collection of facsimiles at Notre Dame's Medieval Institute Library.
(13th through 15th centuries; facsimiles and commentary)

Including encounters with "los rebeldes de las islas de Holanda y Zelanda".
(1592-1597, facsimiles).

Historical Legal Sources from the Low Countries
1292 to the present; Flemish/Dutch transcriptions,facsimiles and maps)
Significant Resource!

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)

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 - post-1918; translations and transcriptions)
Major Resource

"Diplomatic Correspondence Respecting the War."
(24 July - 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.
Official (mainly U.S.) government histories, source documents, and other primary references.
(1939-1945; English transcriptions and translations)
Digital primary documents assembled at Mount Holyoke College.
(1938-1945; translations)

  • Belgian Constitution
Flemish text
French text
German text
English translation
(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)

Library of Congress guide to constitutional, legal and government documents.
(Translations and transcriptions)

Highlights from the University of Utrecht's collection of maps and atlases in digital format.
Search digitized maps or browse by title, atlas/map series, geographical area, or collection.
(16th - 19th centuries; facsimile maps with annotations, from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom)

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

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, consisting 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, etc.)
Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)
Digitization projects in Belgium, a list compiled by Klaus Graf.
Scroll down to "Belgien."

(Facsimiles).

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