Diaries, Journals and Letters
- Arksey, Laura, Nancy Pries, and Marcia Reed. American
Diaries: An Annotated Bibliography of Published American Diaries
and Journals. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1987.
- Matthews, William, compiler. American Diaries in
Manuscript, 1580-1954: A Descriptive Bibliography. Athens,
Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1974.
Voices: Letters. Past Voices gives our ancestors a
voice - and these voices from the past come alive in their
letters. Letter writing has long been an important mode of
interpersonal and official communication. As long ago as 3500
BC, Sumerians sent "letters" written on cuneiform tablets in
clay "envelopes". Letter writing flourished in the seventeenth
century in Europe and it was an extremely important form of
communication. As public postal services were established
letter-writing increased even more dramatically. Many letters on
Past Voices are from soldiers far from home.
- Smith, Philip C.F., editor. Bowen, Ashley, the Journals
of, 1728-1813, of Marblehead [Massachusetts], vol. I: 1728-1772.
Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 1973.
- Wagnerova, Alena and Julie Winter. In 1945 They Were
Children: Flight and Expulsion in the Life of a Generation.
Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2008. Puts human faces
on the millions of German expellees of 1945-48, women, children,
old and young men -- an entire population "ethnically cleansed"
just because they were German.
- War Letters. The Legacy Project preserves soldiers' letters from wars historical and modern.