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Primary Sources about Women

Primary sources about women, gender, and sexuality. Includes history, archives, diaries and letters, periodicals, digital collections, and microfilm collections held by UVA.

Finding Aids for UVA Special Collections

Digital Diary Resources

More Digital Diary Resources - including Men's Narratives

See also the Scout Report's many links to full-text personal narratives and diaries covering a wide range of persons and events in U.S. and world history from the 18th-20th century.

Diaries in Microform

The following is a list of microforms available.  If you have questions about finding or using microfilm, stop by the 3rd floor Government Information Desk in Shannon Library.

More Diaries in Microform - including Men's Narratives

Print Compilations with Diary Excerpts

Print Essays about Diaries (with diary excerpts): American Diaries

Bibliographies: Finding Aids for Published Diaries: General Works


The Diary Research guide was originally compiled by Jared Loewenstein in 1998.  Updated by Gary Treadway in 2005.  Updated by Anne Benham in May 2009.  Updated by Jennifer Huck in November 2013.