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Biography & Personal Papers



link to catalog page, The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey

The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey

Memories from the Farm of My Youth

Author: Alan Guebert with Mary Grace Foxwell
Pub Date: May 2015

The good life at fifty cents an hour on a southern Illinois dairy farm   learn more...
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link to catalog page, The Magic of Beverly Sills Author: Nancy Guy
Pub Date: November 2015

How an alchemy of art, magnetism, community, and emotion produced an American icon   learn more...
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link to catalog page, The Magic World of Orson Welles Author: James Naremore
Pub Date: June 2015

The classic study on the director of Citizen Kane and Touch of Evil, in an updated, revised edition   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian Author: Ethelene Whitmire
Pub Date: Cloth: 2014; Paper: August 2015

The life of a groundbreaking librarian and Harlem Renaissance figure   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Twentieth Century Drifter

Twentieth Century Drifter

The Life of Marty Robbins

Author: Diane Diekman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2015

Country singer, racecar driver, restless seeker   learn more...
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link to catalog page KAUFMAN, Woody Guthrie, American Radical Author: Will Kaufman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: August 2015

Unearthing the legendary folkie's deep roots in radical politics   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Word Warrior

Word Warrior

Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Author: Sonja D. Williams
Pub Date: September 2015

The life of an inventive African American media writer and tireless champion of freedom, equality, and justice   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Anna Howard Shaw

Anna Howard Shaw

The Work of Woman Suffrage

Author: Trisha Franzen
Pub Date: March 2014

A biography of a daughter of the frontier and a lifelong working woman who headed an "alternative family" and supported universal suffrage as the head of the NAWSA   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Becoming Julia de Burgos

Becoming Julia de Burgos

The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Author: Vanessa Pérez Rosario
Pub Date: November 2014

The poet's life and her place in Puerto Rican culture   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Blues All Day Long

Blues All Day Long

The Jimmy Rogers Story

Author: Wayne Everett Goins
Pub Date: September 2014

The life and music of one of the most influential Chicago blues figures   learn more...
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