American National Biography Online This link opens in a new window
Biographical dictionary of notable deceased American men and women from all eras of American history. Includes illustrations and links to other web resources.
Biography (Gale in Context) This link opens in a new window
Biography In Context offers biographical information about historically significant figures as well as present-day newsmakers. It includes reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images.
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories This link opens in a new window
Letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories; much material was unpublished. Date coverage:1840-, focusing heavily on the period from 1890 to 1920.
Diaries of Girls and Women : A Midwestern American Sampler
"Diaries of Girls and Women" captures and preserves the diverse lives of forty-seven girls and women who lived in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin between 1837 and 1999--young schoolgirls, adolescents coming of age, newlywed wives, mothers grieving the loss of children, teachers, nurses, elderly women, Luxembourger immigrant nuns, and women traveling abroad.