For personal diaries click on Advanced tab of the Library Catalog. In the first box enter: personal narratives, diaries, correspondence (any of these) WITHIN: select: Subject. In the next box add your subject such as Civil War (as a phrase).
Historical Text Archives Selected full-text primary documents arranged geographically
European and World History
Decameron Web - Plague - Brown University
Internet Medieval Sourcebook - Fordham
Women in World History - George Mason U
United States History
The library has collected papers and writings of most all the U.S. Presidents and early statesmen such as Benjamin Franklin. Search person as author in the library catalog.
Annals of America E 173.094 vol 1-21. Source materials and original writings
Historic Documents E 839.5 H57, 1972-1998, 2000-2012
American Memory The Library of Congress provides online access to its unique collections of historical Americana including written and spoken words, photographs, maps, music, and moving pictures.
Primary Documents in American History - Documents dated 1775 to 1870 from the Library of Congress
100 Milestone Documents - U.S. documents dated 1776 to 1965 from the Library of Congress
Founders Online - Searchable correspondence and other writings of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison.
World War I Posters - Library of Congress
World War I Poster Collection: Answering the Call - Illinois State U