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Primary Sources: Books@Standish

This guide serves as an introduction to the primary sources in the Standish Library's collections, as well as resources available elsewhere. The resources listed are just a selection from those available.

Women

  • Alcott, Louisa May. The Journals of Louisa May Alcott PS1018.A425 1989
  • Brevard, Keziah G.H. A Plantation Mistress on the Eve of the Civil War (S. Carolina) F279.C7 B74 1993
  • Holmes, Barbara Ann. A private woman in public spaces : Barbara Jordan's speeches on ethics, public religion, and law (19th C.) (African American) E840.8.J62 H65 2000
  • Lindbergh, Anne Morrow. Bring me a Unicorn: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. TL540.L49 A6 1971
  • Lindbergh, Anne Morrow. Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh TL540.L49 A4 1973
  • Mead, Margaret. Letters from the Field 1925-75 (anthropologist) GN21.M36 A4 1977
  • Petroski, Catherine. A Bride’s Passage: Susan Hawthorne’s Year Under Sail (19th C.) CT275.H456 P48 1997
  • Sarton, May. Encore: A Journal of the Eightieth Year. (20th C.) PS3537.A832 Z4647 1993
  • Solomon, Clara. The Civil War Diary of Clara Solomon: Growing up in New Orleans, 1861-1862 F374.S65 A3 1995
  • Waggenspack, Beth Marie. The Search for Self-Sovereignty: the Oratory of Elizabeth Cady Stanton (women’s rights) HQ1426.W33 1989

African Americans

  • Bell-Scott, Patricia. Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women, 1994 E185.86. L498 1994
  • Blanchard, Loren J. et. al. Paper-Thin/Soul-Deep: Collection of Personal Letters and Journals of African American Men E185.86. P275 2002
  • Chesnutt, Charles W. The Journals of Charles W. Chesnutt. PS1292.C6 Z47 1993
  • Cuffe, Paul. Captain Paul Cuffe’s Logs and Letters, 1808-1817: A Black Quaker’s “Voice from Within the Veil” E185.97.C96 C84 1996
  • Daniels, Nathan W. Thank God my regiment an African one : the Civil War diary of Colonel Nathan W. Daniels (New Orleans) E510.5 2nd .D36 2000
  • Dunn, James A. On board the USS Mason : the World War II diary of James A. Dunn D774.M36 D86 1996
  • Foner, Phillip S. (ed.). Lift Every Voice: African American Oratory 1787-1900 E185.18 .L54 1998
  • Forten, Charlotte L. The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimké (Civil War) LA2317.F67 A3 1988
  • Killion, Ronald G. Slavery Time When I was Chillun Down on Marster’s Plantation: Interviews with Georgia Slaves E445.G3 K54
  • King, Martin Luther Jr. The Speeches of Martin Luther King (video) E185.97.K5 A25 1990
  • King, Martin Luther Jr. The Papers of Martin Luther King E185.97.K5 A2 1992
  • Logan, Shirley W. (ed.). With pen and voice : a critical anthology of nineteenth-century African-American women (includes women’s rights convention, equal rights etc.) PS663.N4 W5 1995
  • Newman, Richard (ed.). Pamphlets of Protest: An Anthology of Early African-American Protest Literature 1790-1860 E184.6 .P36 2001
  • Salvatore, Nick. We all Got History: the Memory Books of Amos Webber E185.97.W44 S25 1996
  • Schubert, Frank N. (ed.). Voices of the Buffalo Soldier: Records, Reports, Recollections… (African American soldiers) E185.925.V65 2003
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B. The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells (Civil Rights) E185.97.W55 A3 1995

Indian Wars

  • Church, Benjamin. Diary of King Philip’s War 1675-76 E83.67 .C54 1975
  • Lincoln, Charles Henry. Narratives of the Indian Wars 1675-99 E82.L73
  • Slotkin, Richard. So Dreadfull a Judgment : Puritan Responses to King Philip's War, 1676-1677 E83.67 .S65 1978
  • Taylor, William O. With Custer on the Little Bighorn : A Newly Discovered First-Person Account E83.876 .T39 1996

Civil War

  • Apperson, John S. Repairing the "March of Mars" : The Civil War Diaries of John Samuel Apperson, Hospital Steward in the Stonewall Brigade, 1861-1865 E625 .A67 2001
  • Bacot, Ada W. A Confederate Nurse: The Diary of Ada W. Bacot E625 .B33 1994
  • Conolly, Thomas. An Irishman in Dixie: Thomas Conolly’s Diary of the Fall of the Confederacy E605 .C764 1988
  • Cox, Joseph T. (compiler). The Written Wars: American War Prose through the Civil War E181.W963 1996
  • Gorgas, Josiah. The Journals of Josiah Gorgas, 1857-1878 (Confederate General) E467.1.G68 A3 1995
  • Halsey, Edmond Drake. Brother Against Brother: The Lost Civil War Diary of Lt. Edmund Halsey E521.5 15th .H35 1997
  • Holt, Daniel M. A Surgeon's Civil War : The Letters and Diary of Daniel M. Holt, M.D. E621 .H76 1995
  • Hyde, Bill (ed.). The Union Generals Speak: The Meade Hearings on the Battle of Gettysburg E475.53 .U55 2003
  • LeConte, Joseph. 'Ware Sherman: A Journal of Three Months Personal Experience in the Last Days of the Confederacy E605 .L463 1999
  • Lyon, Henry C. Desolating this Fair Country: The Civil War Diary and Letters of Lt. Henry C. Lyon, 34th NY E523.5 34th .L96 1999
  • Mattocks, James. Unspoiled Heart: The Journals of James Mattocks of the 17th Maine E511.5 17th .M38 1994
  • McDonald, Cornelia Peake. A Woman’s Civil War: A Diary with Reminiscences of the War from March 1862 E487 .M195 1992
  • Ransom, John L. John Ransom’s Andersonville Diary E612.A5 R2 1986
  • Rhodes, Elisha Hunt. All for the Union: The Civil War Diary and Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes E528.5 2nd .R46 1991
  • Stephens, Alexander Hamilton. Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens: His Diary when a Prisoner at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor 1865 E467.1.S85 A3 1998
  • Wakelyn, John L. (ed.). Southern Pamphlets on Secession, Nov 1860-April 1861 (includes speeches, sermons, letters) E458.1 .S68 1996
  • Whitman, Walt. The Sacrificial Years: A Chronicle of Walt Whitman’s Experiences in the Civil War PS3231 .A364 1999

Korea

  • Berry, Henry. Hey Mac Where Ya Been? Living Memories of the U.S. Marines in the Korean War (interviews) DS921.6 .B44 1988
  • Blair, Clay. Beyond Courage DS921.6.A2 B55
  • Dvorchak, Robert J. Battle for Korea: The Associated Press History of the Korean Conflict DS921.6 .D86 1993
  • Peters, Richard A. Voices from the Korean War: Personal Stories of American, Korean, And Chinese Soldiers DS921.6 .P37 2004

Vietnam

  • Drez, Ronald J. Voices of Courage: The Battle for Khe Sanh (personal narratives) DS557.8.K5 D74 2005
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. Lyndon B. Johnson's Vietnam papers : A Documentary Collection DS557.4 .J64 1997
  • Porter, Gareth (ed). Vietnam, A History in Documents DS556.8 .V532 1981
  • Stacewicz, Richard. Winter Soldiers: An Oral History of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War DS559.5 .S72 1997
  • United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. The Vietnam Hearings DS557.A6 U447 1966

Cold War

  • Hanhimaki, Jussi (ed.). The Cold War: A History in Documents and Eyewitness Accounts D839.3 .C58 2004

Politics and Foreign Affairs

  • Field, David D. Speeches, Arguments, and Miscellaneous Papers of David Dudley Field (19th C. politician) E415.6 .F45
  • New York (State). The Public Papers of Daniel D. Tompkins, Governor of New York 1807-1817 E359.5.N6 N52
  • Persons, Albert C. Bay of Pigs : A Firsthand Account of the Mission by a U.S. Pilot in Support of the Cuban Invasion Force in 1961 F1788 .P47 1990
  • United States. Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs JX233 .A3
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities. Thirty years of Treason: Excerpts from Hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities 1938-68 E743.5 .A5 1971
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Impeachment Inquiry: Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary 1974 (Nixon) KF27 .J8 1974h
  • United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Institute of Pacific Relations: Hearings before the Subcommittee... 1951 DU1.I5 U55

Religious

Miscellaneous

  • Auchincloss, Louis. The Hone and Strong Diaries of Old Manhattan F128.44 .H79 1989
  • Barck, Dorothy C. Papers of the Lloyd Family of the Manor of Queens Village, Lloyd's Neck, Long Island, New York, 1654-1826 F123 .B3355
  • Bushman, Claudia L. In Old Virginia: Slavery, Farming and Society in the Journal of John Walker F232.T54 B87 2002
  • Garrison, William Lloyd. The Letters of William Lloyd Garrison (abolitionist) E449 .G245
  • Graham, Judith S. Puritan Family Life: The Diary of Samuel Sewall F7 .G73 2000
  • Hammond, James Henry. Secret and Sacred: The Diaries of James Henry Hammond, a Southern Slaveholder (S. Carolina) F273 .H24 1988
  • Heston, Charlton. The Actor’s Life: Journals 1956-1976 PN2287.H47 A32 1978
  • Kamphoefner, Walter D. News from the Land of Freedom: German Immigrants Write Home E184.G3 B7513 1991
  • Lindsay, William A. The Journals of William A. Lindsay: an Ordinary Nineteenth Century Physician’s Surgical Cases RD34 .L49 1989
  • Mallory, James. Fear God and Walk Humbly: The Agricultural Journal of James Mallory, 1843-1877 (Alabama) F332.T14 M35 1997
  • Penn, William. The Papers of William Penn F152.2 .P3956 1981
  • Ravage, M.E. An American in the Making, the Life Story of an Immigrant (Romanian) E184.R8 R2
  • Ruby Sales: Episcopalian Seminarian and SNCC Organizer (video) (interviews re: Civil Rights) E185.97.S353 R8 2000
  • Rogers, Will. The Papers of Will Rogers: The Early Years (entertainer) PN2287.R74 A25 1996
  • Sanger, Abner. Very Poor and of a Lo Make: The Journal of Abner Sanger (New Hampshire) F44.K2 S26 1987
  • Wachtler, Saul. After the Madness: A Judge’s Own Prison Memoir. HV9475.N7 W33 1997
  • Webster, Daniel. Daniel Webster the “Completest Man” E337.8 .W242 1990
  • Winthrop, John. The Journal of John Winthrop, 1630-1649 F67 .W7842 1996

Latin America

  • Bolivar, Simon. Selected Writings F2235.3 .A13
  • Cortes, Hernan. Five letters, 1519-1526 F1230 .C8524 
  • Dimock, Joseph J. Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century [electronic resource] : The Travel Diary of Joseph J. Dimock (electronic)
  • James, Daniel. The Complete Bolivian Diaries of Ché Guevara, and Other Captured Documents F3326 .J3 1970
  • Jesus, Carolina Maria de. The Unedited Diaries of Carolina Maria de Jesus (Brazil) F2651.S253 J47413 1999
  • Kahlo, Frida. The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait (Mexican artist) ND259.K33 A2 1995
  • Leon-Portilla, Miguel. Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico F1230 .V5713 1992
  • Martinez, Oscar J. Fragments of the Mexican Revolution: Personal Accounts from the Border F1234 .M378 1983
  • Maloof, Judy. Voices of Resistance: Testimonies of Cuban and Chilean Women F1787.5 .M34 1999
  • Rico Gonzales, Victor. Documentos sobre la expulsión de los jesuítas y ocupación de sus temporalidades en Nueva España F1231 .R5

Africa

  • Baker, Allison. Voices of Resistance: Oral Histories of Moroccan Women HQ1791 .B35 1998
  • Curtin, Philip D. (ed.) Africa Remembered: Narratives by West Africans from the Era of the Slave Trade DT471 .C8 1968
  • Johns, Sheridan (ed.). Mandela, Tambo, and the African National Congress: The Struggle Against Apartheid, 1948-90: A Documentary Survey DT1757 .M36 1991
  • Karis, Thomas (ed.). From Protest to Challenge: A Documentary History of African Politics in South Africa 1882-1964 DT763 .F73 1972
  • Kirk-Greene, A.H.M. Crisis and Conflict in Nigeria: A Documentary Sourcebook DT515.9.E3 K56
  • Mandela, Nelson. The Struggle Is My Life:His Speeches and Writings Brought Together with Historical Documents and Accounts of Mandela in Prison by Fellow-prisoners DT779.95.M36 A57 1990
  • Smuts, Jan Christiaan. Selections from the Smuts Papers (Boer War) DT779.8.S6 A25
  • Wiley, Bill I. (ed.). Slaves No More: Letters from Liberia 1833-1869 DT633.2 .S55

Explorers, Pioneers, Homesteaders

  • Bougainville, Louis Antoine de. Adventure in the Wilderness: the American Journals of Louis Antoine de Bougainville 1756-60. E199 .B72 1990 
  • Chisholm, James. South Pass 1868: James Chisholm’s Journal of the Wyoming Gold Rush F767.F8 C48
  • Columbus, Christopher. The Diario of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to America E118.C725 1989
  • Columbus, Christopher. The Log of Christopher Columbus. E118.C725 1987
  • Columbus, Christopher. To America and around the world: The Logs of Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan. E118.T6 1990
  • Dunbar, William. The Forgotten Expedition, 1804-1805. The Louisiana Purchase Journals of Dunbar and Hunter F353.D86 2006
  • Doyle, Susan B. Journeys to the Land of Gold: Emigrant Diaries from the Bozeman Trail, 1863-1866 F594.J68 2000
  • James, Edwin. An account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains (1819) F592.J31
  • Johnson, Rolf. Happy as a Big Sunflower: Adventures in the West, 1876-1880 (Nebraska) F672.P5 J64 2000
  • Kinzie, John H. Mrs. Wau-Bun: the “Early Day” in the Northwest (narrative of travel in Wisconsin and Illinois, 1812, and 1830’s) F484.3 K5 1992
  • Morgan, Percy Reese. On the Adirondack Survey with Verplanck Colvin: the Diaries of Percy Reese Morgan (Adirondack surveyor) F127.A2 M677 1991
  • Myres, Sandra L. (ed.). Ho for California! : Women's overland diaries from the Huntington Library F593.H6
  • Rodney, Thomas. A Journey through the West: Thomas Rodney’s 1803 Journal from Delaware to the Mississippi Territory F518.R64 1997
  • Stewart, Eleanor Pruitt. Letters of a Woman Homesteader (Wyoming, 1909-13) F761.S8
  • Whybrow, Helen. Dead Reckoning: Great Adventure Writing from the Golden Age of Exploration 1800-1900 (includes Lewis & Clark, the Oregon Trail and other adventures) G465.D42 2003

Native Americans

  • Armstrong, Virginia I. I have spoken: American History through the Voices of the Indians E98.O7 A7 1971
  • Mann, Barbara Alice (ed.). Native American Speakers of the Eastern Woodlands: Selected Speeches E98.O7 N37 2001
  • South Carolina. Documents Relating to Indian Affairs (1750-1765) E76.S6 S6
  • Sweeney, Edwin R. (ed). Making peace with Cochise : the 1872 journal of Captain Joseph Alton Sladen (Apache War) E99.C68 S65 1997
  • Vanderwerth, W.C. Indian Oratory: Famous Speeches by Noted Indian Chieftains E98.O7 V33 1972

Revolution

  • Bailyn, Bernard. Pamphlets of the American Revolution 1750-1776 E203 .B3 v.1
  • Liberty! The American Revolution (video). (includes letters, diaries) E208 .L55 1997
  • Nagle, Jacob. The Nagle Journal : A Diary of the Life of Jacob Nagle, Sailor, from the year 1775 to 1841 E271 .N34 1988
  • March to Quebec: Journals of the Members of Arnold’s Expedition (Benedict Arnold) E231 .R63
  • Wasmus, J.F. An Eyewitness Account of the American Revolution and New England Life : The Journal of J.F. Wasmus, German Company Surgeon, 1776-1783 E268 .W2 1990

Mexican War

  • Coulter, Richard. Volunteers : The Mexican War Journals of Private Richard Coulter and Sergeant Thomas Barclay, Company E, Second Pennsylvania Infantry E411 .C77 1991
  • Curtis, Samuel Ryan. Mexico Under Fire : Being the Diary of Samuel Ryan Curtis, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Regiment, During the American Military Occupation of Northern Mexico, 1846-1847 E411 .C87 1994
  • Kirkham, Ralph W. The Mexican War Journal and Letters of Ralph W. Kirkham E411 .K57 1991

World War I

  • Brittain, Vera. Letters from a Lost Generation: The First World War Letters of Vera Brittain D640.A2 B75 1999
  • Masefield, John. Letters from the Front, 1915-1917 PR6025.A77 Z487 1985
  • Messick, Frederick M. Primary Sources in European Diplomacy, 1914-1945 (a bibliography of published memoirs, diaries) D443 .M3 1987
  • Rowe, Josiah Pollard. Letters from a World War I Aviator D606 .R69 1986
  • Watkins, Dwight E. The Forum of Democracy D509 .W39

World War II

  • Hitler, Adolph. The Speeches of Adolf Hitler (video) DD247.H5 A2 1990
  • Kahn, Sy Myron. Between Tedium and Terror: A Soldier’s WWII Diary, 1943-45 D811.5 .K2913 1993
  • Osmont, Marie Louise. The Normandy Diary D811.5 .O813 1994
  • Palgi, Yoel. Into the Inferno: Memoir of a Jewish Paratrooper behind Nazi Lines D811 .P25713 2003
  • Pogue, Forrest C. Pogue’s War: Diaries of a WWII Combat Historian D811.P566 A3 2001
  • Steinhoff, Johannes. Voices from the Third Reich: An Oral History DD256.5 .S764 1989
  • Stroup, Russell C. Letters from the Pacific : A Combat Chaplain in World War II D767 .S783 2000
  • Voss. Johann. Black Edelweiss : A Memoir of Combat and Conscience by a Soldier of the Waffen-SS D811.V67 A3 2002

American Presidents and Staff

  • Ayers, Eben A. Truman in the White House : The Diary of Eben A. Ayers E814 .A94 1991
  • Beschloss, Michael (ed.). Reaching for Glory : Lyndon Johnson's Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965 E846 .R38 2001
  • Browne, Stephen H. Jefferson's Call for Nationhood : The First Inaugural Address E332.77 .B76 2003
  • Casserly, John J. The Ford White House : The Diary of a Speechwriter E865 .C33 1977
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower: The War Years D735 .E37
  • Fornieri, Joseph R. (ed.). The Language of Liberty: The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln E457.92 2003
  • Haldeman, H.R. The Haldeman Diaries: Inside the Nixon White House E855 .H35 1994
  • Hay, John. Inside Lincoln’s White House: The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay E664.H41 A3 1997
  • Holzer, Harold, (ed.). Dear Mr. Lincoln: Letters to the President E457.962 1993
  • The Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from George Washington 1789 to George Bush 1989 JK536 .I462 1989
  • Jefferson, Thomas. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson E302 .J465 2004
  • The LBJ Tapes: The Johnson White House Tapes (videorecording) E847 .L38 1997
  • Kennedy, John F. The Speeches of John F. Kennedy (video) E841 .K425 1990
  • The President’s Speak: the Inaugural Addresses of the American President’s from Washington to Clinton J81 .C62 1994
  • Roosevelt, Theodore. Letters and Speeches E757 .A4 2004
  • Truman, Harry S. Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers and Interviews of Harry S Truman E814 .T7
  • Washington, George. The Diaries of George Washington E312.8 1976
  • Washington, George. The Papers of George Washington E312.72 .A23 1992

Writers

Speeches

  • Baird, Albert Craig. American Public Addresses, 1740-1952 PS662 .B27
  • Gottheimer, Josh (ed.). Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches E184.A1 R53 2003
  • Greene, Richard. Words That Shook the World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches PN6122 .G75 2002
  • Johnston, Alexander. American Orations: Studies in American Political History E173 .J735
  • MacArthur, Brian (ed.). The Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Speeches PN6121 .P38 1992
  • Miller, Marion M. Great Debates in American History, From the Debates in the British Parliament on the Colonial Stamp Act (1764-1765) to the Debates in Congress at the Close of the Taft Administration (1912-1913) E173 .M64
  • Patrick, Frederick Clinton. Great Americans Speak. Short Speeches that have Shaped our Destiny PS662 .P3 1951
  • Platz, Mabel. Anthology of Public Speeches PN6122 .P5
  • Vital Speeches of the Day (periodical) PN6121 .V52
  • Wrage, Ernest Julius. American Forum: Speeches on Historic Issues, 1788-1900 PS662 .W7

Europe

  • Dimitrov, Georgi. The Diary of Georgi Dimitrov, 1933-1949 DR88.D5 A3 2003
  • Dizdarevic, Zlatko. Sarajevo: A War Journal DR1313.32.S27 D5913 1993
  • Gote, IU. V. Time of Troubles, the Diary of Iurii Vladimirovich Gote : Moscow, July 8, 1917 to July 23, 1922 DK265.7.G66 A3 1988
  • Noakes, J. (ed.). Nazism 1919-1945: A Documentary Reader DD256.5 .N365 1998
  • Patry, Leonce. The Reality of War : A Memoir of the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune (1870-1) by a French Officer DC285 .P38 2001
  • Pembroke, Henry Herbert. Pembroke Papers 1780-1794: Letters and Diaries of Henry, Tenth Earl of Pembroke DA506.P37 A42
  • Riordan, Jim (ed., translator). Dear Comrade Editor: Readers’ Letters to the Soviet Press Under Perestroika PN5274 .D38 1992
  • Sierakowiak, Dawid. The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak: Five Notebooks from the Lodz Ghetto (Holocaust) DS135.P62 L64434 1996

Canada

  • The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents; Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in North America (1610-1791) F1030.7 .C965
  • Peyser, Joseph L. Letters from New France : The Upper Country, 1686-1783 F352 .L48 1992

Asia

Middle East

  • Psychological Warfare and Propaganda: Irgun Documentation (Jewish Underground) DS126.4 .P72 1982
  • Speaking Stones: Communiques from the Intifada Underground DS119.75 .S68 1994

Other

  • Barker, Ernest. From Alexander to Constantine: Passages and Documents Illustrating the History of Social & Political Ideas 336 BC-AD 337 H51 .B25
  • Behrendt, John C. Innocents on the Ice: A Memoir of Antarctic Exploration, 1957 (electronic book)
  • Lopez, Robert Sabatino. Medieval Trade in the Mediterranean World HF395 .L63 1967