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Biography & Personal Papers



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...

link to catalog page, 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, 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, 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, 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...

link to catalog page, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The War Years, 1939-1945

Author: Roger Daniels
Pub Date: April 2016

Volume Two: Reexamining how FDR twice re-won the presidency while managing diplomacy and military strategy during World War II   learn more...

link to catalog page, Harry T. Burleigh

Harry T. Burleigh

From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Author: Jean E. Snyder
Pub Date: March 2016

Reclaiming the unique life and soaring art of an essential American composer   learn more...

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