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Historical Objects


Personal Documents

Offering an overview of finding and using Primary Sources.

Under Construction

This page is currently under construction and far from complete. If you notice broken links or have suggestions, please write the subject liaison e-mail. 

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, and other personal-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.


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