I got this site up today, in preparation for that talk I mentioned in my earlier blog. Researching this topic reminded me how much is out there...and how many ways there are to find that material. The web has provided a terrific boost to our ability to find manuscript sources, but as I worked on these pages I am reminded again at how much valuable information is in the print sources. Not only will the print sources guide you to information you may not find on the web, they also provide the information needed to make better use of the web. For example, if you use a print source to find diaries of interest to you, you can then search the web using some of the key words found in the description. The two sources.. print and web...simply enhance each other. Neither is best, neither is comprehensive.
Click on the heading of this blog to go to the website Your Guide to Using Diaries, Letters, Personal Papers and Other Manuscript Sources