Ronald Reagan was the 40th US President. During his two terms President, he kept a daily diary by hand, recording his thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day occurrences of his presidency.
Sarah Morgan began her diary when she was nineteen -- just nine months after the start of the Civil War. Her record of the events during the war remains one of the most vivid, evocative portrayals in existence of a time and place that today make up a crucial chapter in our national history.
Angela Nissel was a poor and struggling college student at the University of Pennsylvania. Her diaries, which started out on the internet (one of the first successful blogs maybe?), were a hilarious account of her struggles to feed herself and pay her bills.