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Letters and Diaries
American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
2,009 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of diaries, letters and memoirs.
Black Thought and Culture
1,303 sources with 1,210 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.
British And Irish Women's Letters And Diaries
Over 90,000 pages of diaries and letters by over 500 women.
Early Encounters in North America
Narratives, diaries, journals, and letters of traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials.
Manuscript Women’s Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society
100,000 pages of the personal writings of women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
Medieval Family Life
Provides full color images of the original medieval manuscripts of five 15th century families.
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories
100,000 pages of letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives.
Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History
Women's travel accounts of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
Documents, sources, and other material related the history of women in social movements. Scholar's Edition.
The resources listed here are not the only ones available. Many others are in print or microform and can be found by searching library catalogs, like CMU's library catalog, or Worldcat, a database of library holding thoughout the world (though mainly U. S.). Use some of these terms combined with your topic:
early works to 1800
women and diaries
slavery and "early works"
The resources listed in the For More box on this page can provide you with additional subject specific resources.