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:

  • A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren (2014)
  • Victoria Woodhull: Fearless Feminist by Kate Havelin (2007)
  • Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm (2010)
  • The Woman Who Ran for President: The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull by Lois Beachy Underhill (1996)
  • The Truth We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris (2017)
  • This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
  • The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland by Amy Klobuchar (2015)
  • Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks and Jim Haskins (1992)
  • Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons by Sheila McCauley Keys (2015)
  • Rosa Parks: A Life by Douglas Brinkley (2000)
  • The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis (2013)
  • She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Herbert Kohl (2005)
  • Rosa Parks: The Movement Organizes by Kai Friese (1990)
  • Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters by Carla Kaplan (2002)
  • The Poems of Phyllis Wheatley: With Letters and a Memoir by Phyllis Wheatley (2010)
  • Alice Walker: A Life by Evelyn C. White (2004)
  • Sorrow’s Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston by Mary E. Lyons (1990)
  • A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phyllis Wheatley, Slave Poet by Kathryn Lasky (2013)
  • The Life of Zora Neale Hurston: Author and Folkloris by Della A. Yannuzzi (2015)
  • Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration by Marcia Ann Gillespie, Rosa Johnson Butler, and Richard A. Long (2008)
  • Conversations with Toni Morrison by Danielle Taylor-Guthrie, ed. (1994)
  • Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood by Jill Watts (2005)
  • Dorothy Dandridge: A Biography by Donald Bogle (1997)
  • Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel by Carlton Jackson (1990)
  • The Legs are the Last To Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, and Other Things I Learned the Hard Way by Diahann Carroll (2008)
  • My One Good Nerve by Ruby Dee (1999)
  • The Faith of Condoleeza Rice by Leslie Montgomery (2007)
  • African-American Women in Congress: Forming and Transforming History by LaVerne McCain Gill (1997)
  • Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change (Lives of American Women) by Barbara Winslow (2014)
  • For Colored Girls Who Considered Politics by Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, et al (2018)
  • Barbara Jordan: Getting Things Done by James Mendelsohn (2000)
  • The Classic Slave Narratives by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1987)
  • Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard (1999)
  • Behind the Scenes, or Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley (2017)
  • The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Narrative by Mary Prince (2004)
  • Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup (2014)
  • Women’s Slave Narratives: Annie L. Burton and Others by Annie L. Burton, et al (2006)
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs (2010)
  • Harriet Tubman for Beginners by Annette Alston (2017)
  • Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America by Fergus M. Bordewich (2005)
  • Women’s Rights Emerges Within the Anti-Slavery Movement, 1830-1870 by Kathryn Kish Sklar (2000)
  • Celia, A Slave: A True Story by Melton A. McLaurin (1991)
  • From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad by Jacqueline L. Tobin (2007)
  • The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman (2004)
  • Marian Anderson: A Singer’s Journey by Allan Keiler (2000)
  • Love Brought Me Back: A Journey of Loss and Gain by Natalie Cole (2010)
  • Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker in Her Time by Phyllis Rose (1989)
  • The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert that Awakened America by Raymond Arsenault (2009)
  • Wishing On the Moon: The Life and Times of Billie Holliday by Donald Clarke (1995)
  • Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South by Michelle R. Scott (2008)
  • Marian Anderson: A Catalog of the Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Library by Neda Westlake and Otto Albrecht (1981)
  • Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne by James Gavin (2009)
  • Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel by Jules Schwerin (1992)
  • Between Each Line of Pain and Glory by Gladys Knight (1997)
  • Good Girl, Bad Girl: An Insider’s Biography of Whitney Houston by Kevin Ammons and Nancy Bacon (1996)
  • Dear Hubby of Mine: Home Front Wives in World War II by Diane Phelps Budden (2020)
  • At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire (2010)
  • Jailed for Freedom: A First-Person Account of the Militant Fight for Women’s Rights by Doris Stevens (2020)
  • Rad American History A-Z: Movements and Moments that Demonstrate the Power of the People by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl (2020)

 

 

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