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Biography & Personal Papers



link to catalog page DODGION, The Lady Swings

The Lady Swings

Memoirs of a Jazz Drummer

Author: Dottie Dodgion and Wayne Enstice
Pub Date: January 2021

Scenes from a jazz life   learn more...

link to catalog page LASALLE, Always the Queen

Always the Queen

The Denise LaSalle Story

Author: Denise LaSalle, with David Whiteis
Pub Date: June 2020

The autobiography of the southern soul superstar   learn more...

link to catalog page ELLER, Bradbury Beyond Apollo Author: Jonathan R. Eller
Pub Date: August 2020

The conclusion to the trilogy that began with Becoming Ray Bradbury and Ray Bradbury Unbound   learn more...

link to catalog page MILLER, Chen Yi Author: Leta E. Miller and J. Michele Edwards
Pub Date: December 2020

A user-friendly guide to the composer's rich and engaging music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.

Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.

Popular Black History in Postwar America

Author: E. James West
Pub Date: February 2020

How Ebony educated African Americans about their own history   learn more...

Author: Katherine K. Preston
Pub Date: November 2020

A biography of the nineteenth-century composer and musician   learn more...

link to catalog page BROWN, The Heart of a Woman

The Heart of a Woman

The Life and Music of Florence B. Price

Author: Rae Linda Brown Edited and with a Foreword by Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.
Pub Date: June 2020

An in-depth look at the music of the groundbreaking black woman composer   learn more...

link to catalog page WILSON, Herndon's Informants

Herndon's Informants

Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln

Author: Edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis
Pub Date: Cloth: 1998; Paper: October 2020

The collected, annotated accounts of Lincoln's early life   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lucretia Mott Speaks

Lucretia Mott Speaks

The Essential Speeches and Sermons

Author: Lucretia Mott Edited by Christopher Densmore, Carol Faulkner, Nancy Hewitt, and Beverly Wilson Palmer
Pub Date: Cloth: April 2017; Paper: September 2020

An invaluable collection of the iconic reformer's words and works   learn more...

link to catalog page, Mayor Harold Washington

Mayor Harold Washington

Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago

Author: Roger Biles
Pub Date: Cloth: June 2018; Paper: August 2020

The provocative new biography of the man who fought to transform a city   learn more...

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