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Biography & Personal Papers



Dizzy, Duke, Brother Ray, and Friends

On and Off the Record with Jazz Greats

Author: Lilian Terry
Pub Date: January 2018

Close encounters in the jazz dimension   learn more...

link to catalog page ADDAMS, The Selected Papers of Jane Addams

The Selected Papers of Jane Addams

vol. 3: Creating Hull-House and an International Presence, 1889-1900

Author: Jane Addams Edited by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan, Maree de Angury, Ellen Skerrett, and Richard R. Seidel with the assistance of consulting editor Barbara Bair
Pub Date: January 2018

From neophyte to icon in eleven incredible years   learn more...

link to catalog page, Booker T. Washington in American Memory Author: Kenneth M. Hamilton
Pub Date: February 2017

The death and commemoration of an iconic figure   learn more...

link to catalog page STEPHENS, 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 VON GLAHN, 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...

My Curious and Jocular Heroes

Tales and Tale-Spinners from Appalachia

Author: Loyal Jones
Pub Date: August 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 HORNE, 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...

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