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The Value of Diary-Writing : Presentations by Cornelia

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It has been said that “the first duty of love is to listen”( theologian Paul Tillich.) Freud spoke of the “talking cure.”  But what if there isn’t  someone to talk to?  Keeping a diary can provide a listening ear. Women write diaries to try to make sense out of life, to express their feelings honestly, especially when writing...

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These Dear, Ordinary Days

These Dear, Ordinary Days

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(This reflection by Cornelia on “Life in the Archives” was published in the newsletter of the Coordinating Council for Women in History in August, 2011)   I take my favorite place—a chair at the long wooden table that is closest to the tall windows—and wait.  Soon a librarian rolls to my table a beige metal cart whose three shelves are loaded with...

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