The collection includes some 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries from U.S. and Canadian individuals writing from Colonial times to 1950. Also includes journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings. Represented are all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous. It also includes some 300 biographies on contributors.
Pictures can evoke stories. Plenty of images are freely available on the Internet, but a few of our library image databases that also provide a bit of background information about the pictures they contain are as follows:
Contemporary and historical news images. The AP Image Archive is an electronic library containing the AP's photo reports and a selection of photos from their 50 million image print and negative library--updated daily.
Oxford Art Online offers access to online art reference sources including Grove Art Online, Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Oxford Companion to Western Art. Click on the "Images" menu item to limit your searching or browsing to just images.
Songs often tell stories and music can evoke mood (plus sometimes it's just fun to have some background music when you're writing!). Some music sources: