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Biography & Personal Papers



link to catalog page HAMILTON, Booker T. Washington in American Memory Author: Kenneth M. Hamilton
Pub Date: February 2017

The death and commemoration of an iconic figure   learn more...

link to catalog page AMMEN, 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...

link to catalog page FREEDMAN, Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger

A Life of Music, Love, and Politics

Author: Jean R. Freedman
Pub Date: March 2017

The first full-length biography of the music legend   learn more...

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...

link to catalog page MALONE, Bill Clifton

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...

link to catalog page JOSEPHSON, 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...

link to catalog page GUZMAN, 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...

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...

link to catalog page MCLEOD, 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...

link to catalog page PARSONS, 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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