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History: Primary Sources: Letters and Diaries

Letters and Diaries

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Searching Catalogs

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 the library catalog, or Worldcat, a database of library holding throughout the world (though mainly U. S.). Use some of these terms combined with your topic:


personal narratives
diaries
sources
correspondence
interviews
pamphlets
speeches
early works to 1800

For example:

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.

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