In the First Person: Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Other Personal Narratives is a new database providng a centralized access point to numerous historical collections. The database is free to use and many of the materials to which it points are freely availble as well, although some do require a subscription.
From the press release:
This free resource is the most comprehensive archive of social memory yet created, covering every imaginable topic, historical event, and person. Its easy-to-use features enable users to perform in-depth field and keyword searches across all letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within scholarly materials.
Posted by Michael to resources at 9/30/2005 01:30:00 PM