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About In the First Person


'This release of In the First Person provides in-depth indexing of more than 2,500 collections of oral history in English from around the world. With future releases, the index will broaden to identify other first-person content, including letters, diaries, memoirs, and autobiographies, and other personal narratives.

The database is free!

It allows for keyword searching of more than 260,000 pages of full-text by more than 9,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to at least 2,500 audio and video files and 16,000 bibliographic records.' (from database homepage)

NOTE: Some of the collections indexed are available by subscription only, rather than being free on the web. Washington University Libraries does not subscribe to all the collections indexed.

Sources See description above.
Dates Covered About 1600 to present.
Help Documents Available within database; click on Help.
Print Counterpart (backfiles) No print counterpart.
Provider Alexander Street Press.
Access On the web.
Need assistance with this database?
Contact the Olin Library Help Desk, at 935-5410, or your Subject Librarian.