Curator Conversations: Dear Diary

Time Period
1825 to 1860
1861 to 1876
1877 to 1924
1925 to Today
Media Type
Domestic Life
L. Paige Newman

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Dear Diary (November 30, 2020): Our collections contain thousands of diaries written by Virginians which provide insight into their lives and private thoughts. In this virtual program, VMHC Manuscript Collections Curator Paige Newman peeks between the pages of some memorable diaries and examines the ways in which people feel compelled to write down their thoughts, hopes, and fears. Watch now.