North American Women’s Letters and Diaries is a fantastic database with thousands of pages of diaries and letters from over 1,325 women. This is a powerful tool for historians, researchers, genealogists, students and those who are fascinated by first-hand accounts of life from the Colonials Times to 1950. The database also includes biographies and an annotated bibliography of the sources used in the database. The Showcase highlights gorgeous scans of original material, such as diaries and letters. Search options include browsing by author, years, historical events and places or searching by specific criteria or format.