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North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Description and search tips for the Alexander Street Press collection of primary sources (NAWLD)

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

The North American Women's Diaries and Letters collection includes approximately 150,000 pages of documents from Colonial times to 1950.The material is drawn from more than 1,000 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, etc.. All age groups are represented, with a wide range of ethnicities and geographical regions.

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  • Titles
  • People
  • Place Discussed
  • Historical Events
  • Subjects
  • Content Type
    • Diaries, Letters, Forewords/Afterwords of books
  • Publishers

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Full text formats:  PDF (most items).

Searchable in OneSearch

OneSearch listed book or letter titles, authors and brief subject headings for documents from North American Womens' Diaries and Letters..To search for text within these documents, search on the Alexander Street Press site.

Individual documents (including diaries and letters) are listed as books in OneSearch: Everything,  and can also be found when searching OneSearch: CSU Stanislaus Books & More, CSU+, and Beyond.

Example OneSearch Record for a diary. (Bachelor Bess)

Example OneSearch Record for a letter. (Letter to Sarah Shenk.)


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