North American Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters from individuals writing from Colonial times to 1950, plus 7,000 pages of previously unpublished materials. Drawn from more than 1,000 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings, much of the material is in copyright. Represented are all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous. More than 1,500 biographies will enhance the use of the database. The database is searchable, and browsable by author, date, personal events and historical events.