Social & Cultural History: Letters & Diaries Online

Social & Cultural History: Letters & Diaries Online make is possible to cross- search several letter and diary databases:

  • North American Women’s Letters and Diaries
  • British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries
  • North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories
  • The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
  • Black Thought and Culture
  • Manuscript Women’s Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society

“Together, these databases offer more than 650,000 pages of letters, diaries, autobiographies, oral histories, and other personal narratives–many never before published in print or electronic form. More than 8,000 individual writers are represented in the collection, and the materials provide windows into history dating from 1675 to the present.”


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