The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries  Connect to The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
Also known as: CWLD [Civil War Letters and Diaries]
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
  1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
  2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
  3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)

The American Civil War: Letters & Diaries currently includes 2,009 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of diaries, letters and memoirs. The collection is based on leading bibliographies.

The collection also includes biographies, an extensive bibliography of the sources in the database, and material licensed from The Civil War Day-by-Day by E.B. Long.

Coverage: ranges from contemporary letters and diaries to those published many years after the Civil War
Updated: CWLD was released on a quarterly schedule, beginning in July 2001. The project is complete with Release 4.
Permitted Uses: All materials in CWLD are protected under U.S. and international copyright law. Fair use under the law permits reproduction of single copies for personal research and private use. Further transmission, reproduction, or presentation of protected items requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Help: A Quick Guide for New Users (in Word format) is available. Extensive HELP is available online by clicking “Help” in the navigation bar. For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Related Resources: North American Women’s Letters and Diaries: Colonial - 1950
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Producer: Alexander Street Press

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/15/14