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Biography & Personal Papers



link to catalog page, Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler

Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler

My Life with Jimmy Martin, the King of Bluegrass

Author: Barbara Martin Stephens
Pub Date: August 2017

Life with a legend against the backdrop of bluegrass's golden age   learn more...

link to catalog page, Libby Larsen

Libby Larsen

Composing an American Life

Author: Denise Von Glahn
Pub Date: August 2017

The fullness of a life lived allegro   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: April 2017

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

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...

link to catalog page, My Curious and Jocular Heroes

My Curious and Jocular Heroes

Tales and Tale-Spinners from Appalachia

Author: Loyal Jones
Pub Date: September 2017

A joyous blend of life story, learning, and lore   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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, The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press

The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press

Claude Barnett’s Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox

Author: Gerald Horne
Pub Date: August 2017

Publisher, diplomat, activist--the astonishing story of the first African American press baron   learn more...

link to catalog page, 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, 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, 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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