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Biography & Personal Papers



link to catalog page, May Irwin

May Irwin

Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Author: Sharon Ammen
Pub Date: January 2017

The vivid life and startling times of a forgotten entertainer   learn more...
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link to catalog page CHERNY, Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art Author: Robert W. Cherny
Pub Date: April 2017

A political biography of the great California muralist   learn more...
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Bill Clifton

America's Bluegrass Ambassador to the World

Author: Bill C. Malone
Pub Date: October 2016

Pioneer, pathfinder, and proponent--the journey of an unlikely bluegrass icon   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Cafe Society

Cafe Society

The wrong place for the Right people

Author: Barney Josephson with Terry Trilling-Josephson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: February 2016

The story of the night club impresario whose wildly successful interracial club, Cafe Society, changed the American artistic landscape forever   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands

Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands

Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Author: Will Guzmán
Pub Date: Cloth: 2015; Paper: August 2016

The struggle against racial injustice in the American Southwest   learn more...
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link to catalog page RANDEL, A Cole Porter Companion Author: Edited by Don M. Randel, Matthew Shaftel, and Susan Forscher Weiss
Pub Date: July 2016

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it--go ahead, do it, read about Cole Porter   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Daughter of the Empire State

Daughter of the Empire State

The Life of Judge Jane Bolin

Author: Jacqueline A. McLeod
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: August 2016

The trailblazing work of the first African American woman judge   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Foggy Mountain Troubadour

Foggy Mountain Troubadour

The Life and Music of Curly Seckler

Author: Penny Parsons
Pub Date: May 2016

The bluegrass legend's road from Carolina cotton fields to Nashville Grass   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Herndon on Lincoln Author: William H. Herndon, edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis
Pub Date: February 2016

The definitive edition of one of the most important collections of primary source materials on Abraham Lincoln   learn more...
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link to catalog page HERNDON, Herndon's Lincoln Author: William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik
Pub Date: Cloth: 2006; Paper: August 2016

The foundational Lincoln biography, with essential updates and a wealth of added material   learn more...
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