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Bibliography of Biographical Resources in ALIC

This page provides a bibliography of biographical resources available at the Archives Library and Information Center. You can find more information, including biographies of individuals, by searching ALIC's Online Public Access Catalog.

* Available in the library at Archives I.
** Available in the libraries at both Archives I and Archives II.



Contents
General

American biographical index. London; New York: K.G. Saur, 1993. 6 v.
CT213 .A64 1993

American biographies: a genealogical, historical and biographical cyclopedia. Washington: The Bureau, 1950- . v.
CT220 .A55

A Biographical directory of librarians in the United States and Canada. Chicago: American Library Association, 1970. xviii, 1250 p.
CT9900 .W47

Biography and genealogy master index: a consolidated index to more than 3,200,000 biographical sketches in over 350 current and retrospective biographical dictionaries. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co., c1980. 8 v.
CT214 .B56

International biographical directory of national archivists, documentalists, and librarians. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2000. xxi, 291 p.
Z720.A1 I56 2000

Webster’s biographical dictionary. Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merrian Co., 1974. xxxvi, 1697 p.
CT103 .W4 1974

Crossette, George. Founders of the Cosmos Club of Washington, 1878; a collection of biographical sketches and likenesses of the sixty founders. Washington: Cosmos Club, 1966. 176 p.
Q11 .C7

Valentine, Alan Chester. The British establishment, 1760-1784; an eighteenth-century biographical dictionary. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970. 2 v.
CT781 .V3

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African American

African American authors, 1745-1945: bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000. xvi, 525 p.
PS153.N5 A32 2000

The African American national biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 8 v.
E185.96 .A4466 2008 A2

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007, prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives, by the Office of History and Preservation, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, DC: U.S. G.P.O., 2008. v, 803 p.
E185.96 .B526 2008*

On the trail of the buffalo soldier: biographies of African Americans in the U.S. Army, 1866-1917. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1995. xvii, 519 p.
U52 .O5 1995

Who’s who of the colored race: a general biographical dictionary of men and women of African descent. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1976, c1915. xxxi, 296 p.
E185.96 .W6 1976*

Dabbs, Henry. A first edition reference work on black brass: Black generals and admirals in the Armed Forces of the United States. Freehold, NJ: Afro-American Heritage House, 1984, c1983. 228 p.
U52 .D33 1984

Moebs, Thomas Truxtun. Black soldiers - black sailors - black ink: research guide on African-Americans in U.S. military history, 1526-1900. Chesapeake Bay, VA: Moebs Pub. Co., 1994. xxvi, 1654 p.
UB418.A47 M64 1994

Sutherland, Jonathan. African Americans at war: an encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004. 2 v.
U52 .S88 2004

Toppin, Edgar Allan. A biographical history of blacks in America since 1528. New York: McKay, 1971. x, 499 p.
E185.96 .T6*

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Government

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007, prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives, by the Office of History and Preservation, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, DC: U.S. G.P.O., 2008. v, 803 p.
E185.96 .B526 2008*

Notable U.S. ambassadors since 1775: a biographical dictionary. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997. xiii, 430 p.
E176 .N895 1997

The Supreme Court justices: a biographical dictionary. New York: Garland Pub., 1994. xv, 570 p.
KF8744 .S859 1994

Lanman, Charles. Biographical annals of the civil government of the United States. New York: J. M. Morrison, 1887. iv, [1], 568 p.
E176 .L34 1887*

McMullin, Thomas A. Biographical directory of American territorial governors. Westport, CT: Meckler, c1984. 353 p.
E176 .M17*

United States. Congress. Biographical directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005: the Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States, from the First through the One Hundred Eighth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 2005, inclusive. Washington, DC: U.S. G.P.O., 2005. xvii, 2218 p.
JK1010 .A5 2005**

United States. Dept. of State. The Secretaries of State: portraits and biographical sketches. Washington: Office of Public Communication, Bureau of Public Affairs, 1978. v, 125 p.
S 1.69:162

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History

Barthelmas, Della Gray. The signers of the Declaration of Independence: a biographical and genealogical reference. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, c1997. vi, 334 p.
E221 .B37 1997**

Palmer, Gregory. Biographical sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution. Westport, CT: Meckler, c1984. xxxvi, 959 p.
E277 .P2 1984*

Schneider, Dorothy. First ladies: a biographical dictionary. New York: Facts on File, c2001. x, 406 p.
E176.2 .S36 2001

Wakelyn, Jon L. Biographical dictionary of the Confederacy. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1977. xii, 601 p.
E467 .W2 (A2)

Warner, Ezra J. Biographical register of the Confederate Congress. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c1975. xxii, 319 p.
JK9663 .W3

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Labor

Biographical dictionary of American labor. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, c1984. xvii, 767 p.
HD8073.A1 F5 1984

Biographical dictionary of American labor leaders. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1974. xiv, 559 p.
HD8073.A1 F5

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Military

Biographical dictionary of the Union: Northern leaders of the Civil War. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995. x, 683 p.
E467 .B56 1995*

On the trail of the buffalo soldier: biographies of African Americans in the U.S. Army, 1866-1917. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1995. xvii, 519 p.
U52 .O5 1995

Ancell, R. Manning. The biographical dictionary of World War II generals and flag officers: the U.S. Armed Forces. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. xii, 706 p.
D736 .A63 1996

Bell, William Gardner. Commanding generals and chiefs of staff, 1775-1995: portraits & biographical sketches of the United States Army’s senior officer. Washington, DC: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1999.
D 114.2:G 28/775-95

Bell, William Gardner. Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army: portraits and biographical sketches. Washington, DC: Center of Military History, United States Army, 2003. xi, 187 p.
D114.2:Se 2/2003

Cullum, George W. Biographical register of the officers and graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. from its establishment in 1802 to 1890; with the early history of the United States Military Academy. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1891-[1950]. 9 v. in 10.
U410 .H52 1891*

Dabbs, Henry. A first edition reference work on Black brass: Black generals and admirals in the Armed Forces of the United States. Freehold, NJ: Afro-American Heritage House, 1984, c1983. 228 p.
U52 .D33 1984

Glazier, Willard. Heroes of three wars; comprising a series of biographical sketches of the most distinguished soldiers of the war of the revolution, the war with Mexico, and the war for the union.... Philadelphia: Hubbard brothers, 1884. 8, ix-xix, 20-450 p.
E181 .G55*

Krick, Robert E. L. Staff officers in gray: a biographical register of the staff officers in the Army of Northern Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c2003. xiv, 406 p.
E470.2 .K745 2003

Moebs, Thomas Truxtun. Black soldiers - black sailors - black ink: research guide on African-Americans in U.S. military history, 1526-1900. Chesapeake Bay, VA: Moebs Pub. Co., 1994. xxvi, 1654 p.
UB418.A47 M64 1994

Sifakis, Stewart. Who was who in the Confederacy: a comprehensive, illustrated biographical reference to more than 1,000 of the principal Confederacy participants in the Civil War. New York: Facts on File, c1988. xi, 324 p.
E467 .S562 1988*

Sifakis, Stewart. Who was who in the Union: a comprehensive, illustrated biographical reference to more than 1,500 of the principal Union participants in the Civil War. New York: Facts on File, c1988. ix, 479 p.
E467 .S564 1988

Spencer, James. Civil War generals: categorical listings and a biographical directory. New York: Greenwood Press, 1986. ix, 333 p.
E467 .S7*

Sutherland, Jonathan. African Americans at war: an encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2004. 2 v.
U52 .S88 2004

Tunney, Christopher. A biographical dictionary of World War II. London: Dent, 1972. viii, 216 p.
D736 .T7

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Native American

Native American women: a biographical dictionary. New York: Routledge, 2001. xv, 396 p.
E98.W8 B38 2001*

McKenney, Thomas Loraine. Biographical sketches and anecdotes of ninety-five of 120 principal chiefs from the Indian tribes of North America. Washington: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1967. xvi, 452 p.
I 20.2:In 2/27

Waldman, Carl. Biographical dictionary of American Indian history to 1900. New York: Facts on File, c2001. vi, 506 p.
E89 .W35 2001*

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Science

American men of science; a biographical directory. New York: Bowker. 11 v.
CT9400 .A5

Astronauts and cosmonauts biographical and statistical data: report prepared by the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress…. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1989. viii, 447 p.
TL789.85.A1 A75 1989

Realizing the dream of flight: biographical essays in honor of the centennial of flight, 1903-2003. Washington, DC: NASA History Division, 2005. xv, 310 p.
NAS 1.21:2005-4112

Elliott, Clark A. Biographical dictionary of American science: the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1979. xvii, 360 p.
Q141 .E3

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Women

Native American women: a biographical dictionary. New York: Routledge, 2001. xv, 396 p.
E98.W8 B38 2001*

Notable American women, 1607-1950; a biographical dictionary. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971. 3 v.
CT3260 .N57**

Notable American women: a biographical dictionary. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971-1980. 4 v.
CT3260 .N57

Who’s who of American women; a biographical dictionary of notable living American women. Chicago: Marquis-Who’s Who. v.
CT3260 .W5**

Women in world history: a biographical encyclopedia. Waterford, CT: Yorkin Publications, 1999- . v. 1-4.
HQ1115 .W6 1999

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