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Tutt Library Research Guides
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Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Manuscripts
- Early Encounters In North America
- Coverage: 1474 - 1800's
- Full text works by 1,400+
authors in the form of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early
encounters between American Indians, Europeans, Americans, and Africans
in all areas of North America. Offers advanced searching and browsing
of people, events, flora, fauna and more.
- In The First Person
- Coverage: mostly 19th and 20th century
primary-source, first person accounts such as oral histories, diaries,
etc. Indexes Alexander Street databases (via CC subscription) and
material freely available on the Web.
- Manuscript Women's Letters And Diaries
- Coverage: 1719 - 1976
- Growing collection of writings
of women from the 18th-20th centuries, drawn from the American
Antiquarian Society. Offers advanced browsing and searching, and
high-quality scans. Some materials are cross-searchable under Social
and Cultural History.
- North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, And Oral Histories
- Coverage: 1784 - 2004
- 100,00 pages of letters,
diaries, oral histories, interviews and other personal narratives by
2,000+ authors. Some audio recordings are available. Material is
organized for advanced browsing and searching. Some materials are
cross-searchable under Social and Cultural History.
- North American Women's Letters And Diaries
- Coverage: 1675 - 2002
- 150,000+ pages of diaries and
letters from over 1,300 women, supplemented with biographies and
bibliographies. Browse and search by detailed factors like author,
race, occupation, age at first childbirth, year written, and
geographical setting. Cross-searchable under Social and Cultural
- Oral History Online
- Coverage: 1930 - 2008
- Growing index to 2,700+
collections of oral history in English from around the world; 280,000+
pages by over 9,000 individuals and pointers to thousands of audio/video
files. Browse the Table of Contents by repository, interview, date,
place, event or subject. Advanced search allows for detailed searching
by factors like names, ages, historical events discussed, and more.
- Social And Cultural History
- Coverage: 1558 - 2005
- Cross-searchable collection of
databases containing letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs and
autobiographies. The focus is on personal narratives written or
published in North America. Offers advanced browsing and searching of
date, place, author/speaker, interviewer, event, subject and more.
Indexes some or all materials of 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.
Tutt Library, Colorado College Research Help Desk: 719-389-6662, Texting: 719-387-5441, E-mail: tuttref@ColoradoCollege.edu