Women's Voices and Life Writing, 1600-1968

Women's Voices and Life Writing, 1600-1968

Women's Voices and Life Writing brings together digitized diaries and oral histories that reveal the lives and experiences of lesser-known women of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, told through their own words. These narratives reveal personal perspectives on race, gender, class, disability, sexuality, ageing, and more. Under Research Tools, you may use the Search Directories option to search by archival collection, author, nationality, age, occupation, or marital status. 

The original materials in this collection are found in local and national libraries across the UK and Ireland, including:

  • Bangor University
  • Bedfordshire Archives
  • University of Birmingham Library
  • British Library
  • Hampshire Record Office
  • National Library of Ireland
  • National Library of Scotland
  • Shropshire Archives
  • Suffolk Archives
  • The Story at Mount Oswald, Durham County Council
  • Archives: Wigan and Leigh
  • Wiltshire and Swindon Archives
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