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Biography & Personal Papers

link to catalog page MIRCHANDANI, Marga Richter Author: Sharon Mirchandani
Pub Date: November 2012

Beyond Blackberry Vines and Winter Fruit--the life and works of an important woman composer   learn more...

link to catalog page BURNS, Archie Green

Archie Green

The Making of a Working-Class Hero

Author: Sean Burns
Pub Date: October 2011

Remembering a life devoted to preserving working-class traditions   learn more...

link to catalog page GODBEY, Crowe on the Banjo

Crowe on the Banjo

The Music Life of J. D. Crowe

Author: Marty Godbey
Pub Date: September 2011

A musical biography of one of bluegrass's true pioneers   learn more...

link to catalog page WIERZBICKI, 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 EVANS, 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 WASHINGTON, 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 BYNUM, 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 CUSHING, 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 CARLISLE, Elizabeth Packard

Elizabeth Packard

A Noble Fight

Author: Linda V. Carlisle
Pub Date: December 2010

One woman's courage to battle stigma and injustice for women and the mentally ill   learn more...

link to catalog page GWINN, Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch

The Long Road to Internationalism

Author: Kristen E. Gwinn
Pub Date: December 2010

A colorful biography of a leading female advocate for international peace   learn more...

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