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DIARIES, SCRAPBOOKS, AND OTHER AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL EFFORTS
Links to other "Self Works" on the Internet
Willa's Journal -- including Willa Cline's dream journal. A self-confessed reader of other people's online journals, Cline provides excerpts of journal's she has enjoyed, and a link to Open Pages, a Webring for online diarists.
Keeping a journal is tough. There is no "right" or "wrong" way, but if you do it faithfully, and put your
heart into it, even without intending to you're going to plumb your soul's depths. You're going to find out things
about yourself that you didn't know, or that you don't want to admit. You're going to sit back one day and
say, "Where did that come from?" -- WC 9/97
The Emily Project -- the 1932 diary of a young woman which was found in 1995 in a flea market in Waterbury, Vermont. Amy & Phil Rodrigues Singer purchased the diary for 80 cents, transcribed it at this site, and invite readers to help understand Emily's life.
Elizabeth Johnson Harris Life Story, 1867-1923 -- at Duke University. The memoir of an African-American woman who was born in Georgia in 1867, written at age fifty-five in 1923.
Robert Hunter Personal Archive -- of the Grateful Dead lyricist, including his latest journal entry and archive of previous journal entries beginning March 18, 1996.
It seems a bit forward to upload the contents of my writer's life for all to see, but it's
what I've got, plus the urge to give, so here it is. - RH 3/28/96
Alice Williamson Diary -- at Duke University. A 36-page diary kept by a schoolgirl from Gallatin, Tennessee, from February to September 1864.
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