In the First Person: Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Other Personal Narratives (free site)

This is a free database provided as a courtesy by the Pacific University Library.

In the First Person is a landmark index to English-language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories. Working with archives, repositories, publishers, and individuals, it contains first-person narratives from hundreds of published volumes: those that are publicly available on the web and those that are held by repositories and archives around the world.

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The index will allow users to perform in-depth field and keyword searches across all letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within Alexander Street Press databases, which has more than one million pages of editorially selected materials spanning 400 years.

Future updates will contain full-text sources and hundreds of thousands of bibliographic records.

URL: http://www.inthefirstperson.com
Publisher: Alexander Street Press
Publisher URL: http://www.alexanderstreet.com
Vendor: Alexander Street Press
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