Historical Diaries and Journals in Rod Library

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To find diaries and journals in Rod Library, go to the Rod Library Home Page and click on Books and Other Materials (UNISTAR).

Use the Subject or Keyword search to find:

  • Autobiographies
  • Diaries
  • Journals
  • Personal Narratives
  • United States Description and Travel
  • Also try: Correspondence

A Sampling of Sources

The American Journals of Lt. John Enys [1757-1818].
UNI Stacks E 267 .E58 1976

The Bridges of Vietnam: From the Journals of U.S. Marine Intelligence Officer.
UNI Stacks DS 559.5 .E28 2000

Buried Alive: Sydney 1788-1792: Eyewitness Accounts of the Making of a Nation.
UNI Stacks DU 178 .E37 1999

A Day at a Time: The Diary Literature of American Women from 1764 to the Present.
UNI Stacks CT 3260 .D395 1985

The Diary and Life of William Byrd II of Virginia, 1674-1744.
UNI Stacks F 229 .B978 1987

The Diary of Simeon Perkins [1735-1812].
UNI Stacks F1038 .P48 A32

Early Western Travels, 1748-1846.
UNI Spec Coll F 592 .T54 1904

Emily, the Diary of a Hard-worked Woman [1843-].
UNI Stacks F 781 .F854 1987

The Fiery Trail: A Union Officer's Account of Sherman's Last Campaigns [1836-].
UNI Stacks E 476.69 .O83 1986

The Indian Territory Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge [1827-1895].
UNI Stacks E 78 .I5D63 2000

Jonathan Carver’s Travels through America 1766-1768.
UNI Stacks F 597.J6 1993

Journal of an Indian Trader: Anthony Glass and the Texas Trading Frontier, 1790-1810.
UNI Stacks F 389 .G52A33 1985

The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1777.
UNI Stacks E 163 .C87

The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimké
UNI Stacks LA 2317 .F67A3 1988

Journals of Christian Daniel Claus and Conrad Weiser: A Journey to Onondaga, 1750.
UNI Stacks Q 11 .P6 v.84 pt.2

The Life of a Revolutionary War Soldier: Simon Fobes Goes to War.
UNI Docs AE 1.102:R 32

The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells [1862-1931].
UNI Stacks E 185.97 .W55A3 1995

Private Journals, 1851-1853 [David Livingstone].
UNI Stacks DT 731 .L77 1851

Puritan Family Life: The Diary of Samuel Sewall [1652-1730].
UNI Stacks E 163 .F7G73 2000

To Read My Heart: The Journal of Rachel Van Dyke, 1810-1811.
UNI Stacks  F 144 .N5V36 2000

The Rebel Yell & the Yankee Hurrah: The Civil War Journal of a Maine Volunteer [1840-1921].
UNI Stacks E 511 .H354 1985

Sarah Jane Foster, Teacher of the Freedmen: A Diary and Letters [1839-1868].
UNI Stacks LA 2317 .F68A3 1990

Secret and Sacred: The Diaries of James Henry Hammond, a Southern Slaveholder [1807-1864].
UNI Stacks F 273 .H24 1988

Siberia and Northwestern America, 1788-1792: The Journal of Carl Heinrich Merck, Naturalist….
UNI Stacks F 907 .M47

Since I Started for the War: Letters and Diary of Solomon B. Humbert, Co. B, 31st Iowa Volunteer Infantry [1842-1938]
UNI Spec. Coll E 601 .H86J64 2007

Thank God My Regiment an African One: the Civil War diary of Colonel Nathan W. Daniels
UNI Stacks E 510.5 2nd .D36 1998

The Union Must Stand: The Civil War Diary of John Quincy Adams Campbell, Fifth Iowa Volunteer Infantry.
UNI Stacks  E 507.5 5th .C36 2000

We Were New England; Yankee Life by Those Who Lived It
UNI Stacks  F 3 .M87

A Year Inland: The Journal of a Hudson’s Bay Company Winterer [1748-1755].
UNI Stacks  F1060.7 .H5A3 2000

Years of Struggle: The Farm Diary of Elmer G. Powers, 1931-1936.
UNI Stacks S 417 .P64A36

Note: The dates given that do not appear in brackets are actual dates included in the title of the work. The dates given that appear in brackets, for the most part, are birth and death dates of the author.  These are included to guide the user as to the time period during which the work could have been written.  Single dates in brackets may be birth dates only (if that is all that is known about the author) or may be the estimated publication date of the work.