Thank you for visiting In the First Person and for your interest in our site. As of December 19th, 2014, Alexander Street Press will decommission In the First Person.

Because its hosted on an older platform, we have not been able to maintain this free resource adequately. Usage has dwindled as a result of the many technical challenges weve faced in keeping the site current. In the coming years as our text resources migrate to a newer platform, well keep our customers informed of developments.

Alexander Street Press offers a number of resources focused on personal letters, diaries, oral histories, and other first-person narratives, available via annual subscription or one-time purchase of perpetual rights, including:

Please click here for information about these projects, and request a free trial here.

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We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your continuing support of Alexander Street Press.

Nathalie Duval
Publisher of History
Director of New Product Development
Alexander Street Press