Welcome to Tracing the Truth: Adventures in Biography

Welcome to my blog!  I decided to start Tracing the Truth both to organize my thoughts and progress as a writer and to aid my colleagues and friends who are working on similar projects. As a librarian who works in an amazingly rich intellectual environment, I am often coming across resources that are useful to historians and writers. Short of emailing my associates directly (or undertaking a Vulcan mind-meld), a blog seemed like the ideal method of sharing my ideas and others that I think have value and will save my readers time. I have been researching the life of a major San Francisco figure (I’ll say who soon) for about two years now. I must say that I never dreamed I would embark on a writing and research project of such magnitude. It has truly been life...