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Biography & Personal Papers



link to catalog page, A Red Family

A Red Family

Junius, Gladys, and Barbara Scales

Author: Mickey Friedman
Pub Date: February 2009

The searing memoir of an American communist family   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign Author: Katherine H. Adams and Michael L. Keene
Pub Date: January 2008

The first analysis of suffragist Alice Paul's controversial rhetorical strategies   learn more...
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link to catalog page HUDSON, The Making of

The Making of "Mammy Pleasant"

A Black Entrepreneur in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Author: Lynn M. Hudson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2008

Investigating Mary Ellen Pleasant's convoluted legacy   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Working Girl Blues

Working Girl Blues

The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens

Author: Hazel Dickens and Bill C. Malone
Pub Date: April 2008

The life story of singer and songwriter Hazel Dickens, the inspiring voice of a whole generation of women and workers   learn more...
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link to catalog page SALVATORE, Eugene V. Debs

Eugene V. Debs

Citizen and Socialist

Author: Nick Salvatore
Pub Date: March 2007

The triumphs and tragedies of a great American socialist   learn more...
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link to catalog page JULES-ROSETTE, Josephine Baker in Art and Life

Josephine Baker in Art and Life

The Icon and the Image

Author: Bennetta Jules-Rosette
Pub Date: March 2007

Beyond biography: a legendary performer’s legacy of imagery and symbolism   learn more...
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link to catalog page DIETHE, Nietzsche's Sister and the Will to Power

Nietzsche's Sister and the Will to Power

A Biography of Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche

Author: Carol Diethe
Pub Date: July 2007

Elizabeth Förster-Nietzsche’s own will to power and its effects on Nietzsche, his life, and his reputation   learn more...
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link to catalog page SALVATORE, We All Got History

We All Got History

The Memory Books of Amos Webber

Author: Nick Salvatore
Pub Date: December 2007

An amazingly rich window onto a lost world of African American history   learn more...
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link to catalog page WONG, American Paper Son

American Paper Son

A Chinese Immigrant in the Midwest

Author: Wayne Hung Wong
Pub Date: December 2006

A captivating look at a hidden chapter in Chinese American history   learn more...
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link to catalog page EWING, The Bill Monroe Reader Author: Edited by Tom Ewing
Pub Date: Cloth: 2000; Paper: 2006

This multi-faceted and richly illustrated reader traces the career of the “Father of Bluegrass Music” who transformed a local musical style into a unique national music form   learn more...
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