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Biography & Personal Papers



link to catalog page BURK, Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary Author: Robert F. Burk
Pub Date: February 2015

The story of how one man shaped professional sports' modern era   learn more...

link to catalog page WHITMIRE, Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian Author: Ethelene Whitmire
Pub Date: Cloth: 2014; Paper: August 2015

The life of a groundbreaking librarian and Harlem Renaissance figure   learn more...

link to catalog page DIEKMAN, Twentieth Century Drifter

Twentieth Century Drifter

The Life of Marty Robbins

Author: Diane Diekman
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: August 2015

Country singer, racecar driver, restless seeker   learn more...

link to catalog page WILLIAMS, Word Warrior

Word Warrior

Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Author: Sonja D. Williams
Pub Date: September 2015

The life of an inventive African American media writer and tireless champion of freedom, equality, and justice   learn more...

link to catalog page MILLER, Aaron Jay Kernis Author: Leta E. Miller
Pub Date: September 2014

The first full-length biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer   learn more...

link to catalog page FRANZEN, Anna Howard Shaw

Anna Howard Shaw

The Work of Woman Suffrage

Author: Trisha Franzen
Pub Date: March 2014

A biography of a daughter of the frontier and a lifelong working woman who headed an "alternative family" and supported universal suffrage as the head of the NAWSA   learn more...

link to catalog page PEREZ ROSARIO, Becoming Julia de Burgos

Becoming Julia de Burgos

The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Author: Vanessa Pérez Rosario
Pub Date: November 2014

The poet's life and her place in Puerto Rican culture   learn more...

link to catalog page KALSHOVEN, Between Two Homelands

Between Two Homelands

Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany

Author: Edited by Hedda Kalshoven
Pub Date: June 2014

How a family with members in Germany and in occupied Netherlands responded to the Nazi regime, World War II, and its aftermath   learn more...

link to catalog page GOINS, Blues All Day Long

Blues All Day Long

The Jimmy Rogers Story

Author: Wayne Everett Goins
Pub Date: September 2014

The life and music of one of the most influential Chicago blues figures   learn more...

link to catalog page GODFREY, C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television Author: Donald G. Godfrey
Pub Date: April 2014

The achievements of a pioneer inventor of television and film   learn more...

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