Database Information

In the First Person

In the First Person

Description:
An index to English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories available in over 3,350 collections held by various repositories and archives as well as freely available on the Web. The database makes it possible to keyword search more than 650,000 pages of full-text by more than 15,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to some 3,500 audio and video files and 30,000 bibliographic records.

Content Types:
Personal Narratives

Dates of Coverage:
1930-

Resource Type:
Index

Access Restrictions:
Open access.

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