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Biography & Personal Papers



link to catalog page, Elliott Carter Author: James Wierzbicki
Pub Date: March 2011

A revealing portrait of a living legend of American classical music   learn more...

link to catalog page, Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues

Author: Joe Evans with Christopher Brooks
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: 2011

The life and career of an important African American music executive, entrepreneur, and musician   learn more...

link to catalog page MAY, Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle

Imagining an American School of Art

Author: Jill P. May and Robert E. May
Pub Date: August 2011

A portrait of the artist and his influence on American popular culture   learn more...

link to catalog page SAKMYSTER, Red Conspirator

Red Conspirator

J. Peters and the American Communist Underground

Author: Thomas Sakmyster
Pub Date: March 2011

The definitive study of the "Hungarian man of mystery," shadowy spymaster J. Peters   learn more...

link to catalog page GOMPERS, The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 12

The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 12

The Last Years, 1922-24

Author: Samuel Gompers, Edited by Peter J. Albert and Grace Palladino
Pub Date: March 2011

The final years of a steadfast fighter for labor justice   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sojourner Truth's America Author: Margaret Washington
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: 2011

An expansive new biography of Sojourner Truth, charismatic preacher and activist   learn more...

link to catalog page, A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights Author: Cornelius L. Bynum
Pub Date: January 2010

Chronicling the development of Randolph's political and racial ideology   learn more...

link to catalog page, Blues Before Sunrise

Blues Before Sunrise

The Radio Interviews

Author: Steve Cushing
Pub Date: January 2010

Exceptional discussions with early blues makers, from the blues heritage radio showcase   learn more...

link to catalog page PFEIFFER, Brother Mine

Brother Mine

The Correspondence of Jean Toomer and Waldo Frank

Author: Edited by Kathleen Pfeiffer
Pub Date: July 2010

An extraordinary literary friendship, preserved in letters   learn more...

link to catalog page MAGEE, Charles Ives Reconsidered Author: Gayle Sherwood Magee
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: 2010

An engaging reassessment of the seminal American composer   learn more...

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