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The General Collections

INTRODUCTION

USING THE GENERAL COLLECTIONS

SELECTED HOLDINGS

CONCLUSION

GENERAL COLLECTIONS EXTERNAL SITES

VISIT/CONTACT

First-Person Accounts in American Memory

Several American Memory collections contain the full text of diaries, autobiographies, and journals written by women. These first-person accounts can provide fascinating information on women's lives. To find these stories, search for the term “women” and then one of the terms “autobiography” or “diary” in a “match all of these words” search. You can also browse the author indexes in individual collections looking for women's names.

Two examples of women's autobiographies from the Votes for Women collection are:

Three examples from The Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925 are: Two examples from The Nineteenth Century in Print: Books are: For other women's first-person accounts, search for women authors in the following sites:

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