North American Women’s Letters and Diaries: Colonial - 1950  Connect to North American Women’s Letters and Diaries: Colonial - 1950
Also known as: NAWLD
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)

When complete, North American Women’s Letters and Diaries will be the largest collection of American and Canadian women’s diaries and correspondence ever assembled. Spanning more than 300 years, it will bring the personal experiences of 1,500 women to researchers, students, and general readers. It will include over 1,000 volumes of published and unpublished material. The current release is Release 6.

The collection includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of women’s diaries and letters yet published. It lists over 2,000 published and unpublished items from a variety of sources, including online resources and microform.

Coverage: 17th century to 1950
Permitted Uses: All materials in NAWLD 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: American Civil War: Letters and Diaries, British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries from 1500-1900
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: Alexander Street Press

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

Last modified: 05/19/14