Category Archives: Women & Gender

Personal Writing: Letters and Diaries

Screen shot 2010-03-03 at 4.57.16 PMLetters and diaries provide a unique perspective on public and private events.  These database collections also offer extensive indexing (use the advanced search to see the many options available).

The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries

British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries, from 1500-1900

North American Women’s Letters and Diaries (1700-1950)

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories (1800-1950)

Manuscript Women’s Letters and Diaries: From the American Antiquarian Society, 1750-1950.

These can be searched singly, or together from a common interface:

Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online.

Twentieth Century Advice Literature

Twentieth Century Advice Literature : North American Guides on Race, Sex, Gender, and the Family brings together instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature published from 1890 through 1980. The database includes hundreds of fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books.

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Survival: How to Protect Yourself, Your Family, Your Community In Event of Attack!

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ABC's of Credit for the Farm Family