First person narratives: new web resource

In the First Person

This release of In the First Person provides in-depth indexing of more than 2,500 collections of oral history in English from around the world. With future releases, the index will broaden to identify other first-person content, including letters, diaries, memoirs, and autobiographies, and other personal narratives.

The database is free!

It allows for keyword searching of more than 260,000 pages of full-text by more than 9,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to at least 2,500 audio and video files and 16,000 bibliographic records.

The index is updated regularly. By the end of 2005, it will point to 350,000 pages of full text and 3,500 collections.

Our goal is the in-depth indexing of all editorially valuable first-person content in English available on the Web around the world, and to provide bibliographic records for all first person narratives.

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