Resource Library and Archives

resource library

The NWHM Resource Library is open to students, scholars, and history enthusiasts alike. In addition to a sizeable array of biographies and autobiographies, the library includes books about women in STEM, media, visual arts, military, and a wide variety of other topics. Visitors may also explore the NWHM’s institutional archives from 1996 through 2018, including early NWHM incorporation papers, web content, newsletters, and early events. The Resource Library is open between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday. Please make an appointment to visit by emailing [email protected].

 

New Acquisitions:

 

 

  • Mary Ball Washington: The Mother of George Washington by Michelle L. Hamilton (2017)
  • The Widow Washington: The Life of Mary Washington by Martha Sexton (2019)
  • Rose: The Life and Times of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy by Charles Higham (1995)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy: Times to Remember by Rose Kennedy (1974)
  • A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother by Janny Scott (2011)
  • Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch by Barbara A. Perry (2013)
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)
  • A Widow’s Story: A Memoir by Joyce Carol Oates (2011)
  • Everybody Who Was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein by Janet Hobhouse (1975)
  • Pearl S. Buck: A Biography by Theodore F. Harris (1969)
  • Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee from Scout to Go Set a Watchman by Charles J. Shields (2016)
  • Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography by Zora Neale Hurston (1995)
  • Gertrude Stein: A Biography by Howard Greenfeld (1973)
  • Lorraine Hansberry by Anne Cheney (1994)
  • Mary McCarthy: A Life by Carol Gelderman (1988)
  • Who was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough (2010)
  • Who is Michelle Obama? by Megan Stine (2013)
  • Who is Jane Goodall? by Roberta Edwards (2012)
  • Who was Clara Barton? by Stephanie Spinner (2014)
  • Florence Nightingale by Kitson Jazynka (2019)
  • Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart by Patricia Lauber (1988)
  • Who was Coretta Scott King? by Gail Herman (2017)
  • Women in the Civil War: Warriors, Patriots, Nurses and Spies by Phyllis Raybin Emert (1995)
  • What was the Women’s Rights Movement? by Deborah Hopkinson (2018)
  • Who is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? by Patricia Brennan Demuth (2019)
  • The Hidden Life of Otto Frank by Carol Ann Lee (2003)
  • My Father’s Daughter: A Memoir by Tina Sinatra and Jeff Copton (2000)
  • Let Her Fly: A Father’s Journey and the Fight for Equality by Ziauddin Yousafzai (2018)
  • Eden’s Outcast: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson (2007)
  • First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir by Maureen Reagan (1989)
  • Someone to Watch Over Me: The Story of Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt by Eric Burns (2017)
  • The Long Goodbye by Patti Davis (2004)
  • Black and White: The Way I See It by Richard Williams and Bart Davis (2014)
  • Yankee Women: Gender Battles in the Civil War by Elizabeth D. Leonard (1994)
  • Women in the Civil War by Mary Elizabeth Massey (1994)
  • Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 by Cokie Roberts (2015)
  • Crowns of Thorns and Glory: Mary Todd Lincoln and Varina Howell Davis: The Two First Ladies of the Civil War by Gerry Van der Heuvel (1988)
  • Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant by Carol Berkin (2009)
  • The First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis’ Civil War by Joan E. Cashin (2006)
  • A Blockaded Family: Life in Southern Alabama During the Civil War by Parthenia Antionette Hague (2019)
  • I’ll Pass for your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by Anita Silvey (2008)
  • She Went to the Field: Women Soldiers of the Civil War by Bonnie Tsui (2006)
  • They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by Deanne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook (2002)
  • An Uncommon Soldier: The Civil War Letters of Sara Rosetta Wakeman, alias Private Lyons Wakeman, 153rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers, 1862-1864 by Lauren Cook Burgess (1994)
  • All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies by Elizabeth L. Leonard (1999)
  • Patriots in Disguise: Women Warriors of the Civil War by Richard Hall (1993)
  • Women of the War: True Stories of Brave Women in the Civil War by Frank Moore (1997)
  • The Mysterious Private Thompson: The Double Life of Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War Soldier by Laura Leedy Gansler (2005)
  • A Yankee Spy in Richmond: The Civil War Diary of “Crazy Bet” Van Lew by Elizabeth Van Lew and David D. Ryan (1996)
  • Wild Rose: Rose O’Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy, A True Story by Ann Blackman (2005)
  • Women Civil War Spies of the Confederacy (American Women at War) by Larissa Phillips (2004)
  • Women Civil War Spies of the Union (American Women at War) by Lois Sakany (2004)
  • Spies! Women in the Civil War by Penny Colman (1992)
  • Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott (2014)
  • Elizabeth Van Lew: Southern Belle, Union Spy by Karen Zeinert (1995)
  • Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil War by H. Donald Winkler (2010)
  • The Mysterious Private Thompson: The Double Life of Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War Solder by Laura Leedy Gansler (2005)
  • Rebel Rose: Life of Rose O’Neal Greenhow Confederate Spy by Ishbel Ross (1954)
  • A Woman Doctor’s Civil War: Esther Hill Hawks’ Diary by Esther Hill Hawks (1984)
  • Letters of a Civil War Nurse: Cornelia Hancock, 1863-1865 by Henrietta Stratton Jaquette (1998)
  • Civil War Nurse: The Diary and Letters of Hannah Ropes by John R. Brumgardt (1980)
  • Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War by Pamela D. Toler, PhD (2016)
  • Kate: The Journal of a Confederate Nurse by Kate Cumming (1998)
  • Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War by Nina Silber (2005)
  • Doctors in Blue: The Medical History of the Union Army in the Civil War by George Worthington Adams (1996)
  • Mary Walker: Civil War Surgeon and Feminist by Stephanie Fitzgerald (2009)
  • A Southern Woman’s Story by Phoebe Yates Pember (1879)
  • Battlefield Angels: The Daughters of Charity Work as Civil War Nurses by James Rada, Jr. (2011)
  • With Courage and Delicacy: Civil War in the Peninsula, Women and the US Sanitary Commission by Nancy Scripture Garrison (1999)
  • Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty (2013)
  • When Harriet Met Sojourner by Catherine Clinton (2007)
  • Equality’s Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America by Deborah Diesen (2020)
  • Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh (2014)
  • Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle (2015)
  • Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty (2019)

 

From the Archives