New Manuscripts in Women’s Letters and Diaries

Manuscripts in Women’s Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society includes primary source materials written by women from 1750-1950. Published online by Alexander Street Press, the database indexes and provides PDF scans of the full-text documents. You can browse or search by people, place, document type, date and more. Each collection has a full description.

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Perdita Manuscripts

Through an expanded Renaissance Center subscription, UMass community members now have access to the Perdita Manuscripts. With reproductions of over 230 manuscripts written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, this collection includes account books, medical writings, sermon notes, travel writing and many other types of writing. You can browse by alphabetical listing, genre, date, language and more.

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is a new addition to the UMass Amherst Libraries databases collection. This resource provides biographical and bibliographic information of British women writers. You can search or browse by chronology, genre, place, occupation, name and more.

Contact Beth Lang, Women Studies Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-6890 for assistance with this resource.