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Historical Objects

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Ego-Documents

This is a brief guide to finding and using digital facsimiles of historical objects oriented toward Boston College students, faculty, and staff.

What's on This Page

This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.

    Techniques for Searching

    Use the following search in order to help limit your results to diaries, memoirs, or other ego-documents. This search will work in the BC Libraries' catalog as well as in several databases.

    ((memoir* OR diary OR diaries OR correspondence OR letters OR "personal narratives") AND ([country OR city]) AND ([event or time marker]))

    Change out the highlighted words to hit your project.

    Collections

    Broad Digital Collections