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Bibliography of Indiana Women's History Books and Articles
Compiled by Mary Owen

for the Indiana Women's History Association

July 9, 2007

Actresses
Baxter, Anne

*A Hollywood actress and Broadway star from Michigan City, Indiana.

Baxter, Anne. Intermission: a True Story. New York: Putnam, 1976.

The autobiography of Anne Baxter. 384 pages.

Fowler, Karin J. Anne Baxter: a Bio-Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991.

A biography of Anne Baxter. No footnotes, but extensive bibliography. 296 pages.

Smith, David L. "All About Anne: the Acting Career of Anne Baxter." Traces of



Indiana and Midwestern History 15 no. 3 (Fall 2003): 5-15.

A short biographical sketch of Anne Baxter. Suggested readings but no footnotes.


Dunne, Irene

*Hollywood actress and singer who grew up in Madison, Indiana.

Gehring, Wes. Irene Dunne: First Lady of Hollywood. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003.

Biography of Irene Dunne. Includes bibliographical references. 217 pages.

Schultz, Margie. Irene Dunne: a Bio-Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991.

A biography and bibliography of Irene Dunne. Includes bibliographic references. 312 pages.

Lombard, Carole


*Hollywood actress from Fort Wayne, Indiana who was best known from her comedic roles.

Gehring, Wes. Carole Lombard: the Hoosier Tornado. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana

Historical Society Press, 2003.

A biography of Lombard that examines her life and films. Includes bibliographical references. 264 pages.

Gehring, Wes D. "The Patriotic Last Days of Carole Lombard." Traces of Indiana and

Midwestern History 14 no. 2 (Spring 2002): 4-15.

Recounts the last days of Hoosier actress Carole Lombard, who died in a plane crash following a tour to sell war bonds. Suggested readings but no footnotes.

Harris, Warren G. Gable and Lombard. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974.

Biography of Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, focusing particularly on their marriage. 189 pages.

Maltin, Leonard. Carole Lombard. New York: Pyramid Publications, 1976.

A biography of Carole Lombard. Includes bibliographical references. 159 pages.

Matzen, Robert D. Carole Lombard: a Bio-Bibliography. New York, NY: Greenwood Press, 1988.

A biography and bibliography of Carole Lombard. Includes bibliographical references. 167 pages.

Ott, Frederick W. The Films of Carole Lombard. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1972.

A biography of Carole Lombard and discussion of her films. Bibliographical references included. 192 pages.

Swindell, Larry. Screwball: the Life of Carole Lombard. New York, NY: Morrow, 1975.

A detailed biography of Carole Lombard. 324 pages.

Miscellaneous

Harris, Warren G. The Other Marilyn: a Biography of Marilyn Miller. New York: Arbor House, 1985.

A biography of Hollywood actress Marilyn Miller. Includes bibliographical references. 248 pages.

Hendricks, Sylvia C. "Marjorie Main: 'Good for a Lot of Laughs." Traces of Indiana



and Midwestern History 12 no. 1 (Winter 2000): 33-9.

A biographical sketch of Marjorie Main, a Hollywood actress from Indiana best know for her fictional character, "Ma Kettle." No footnotes.

Smith, David. Hoosiers in Hollywood. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society, 2006.

Includes biographical sketches of Indiana men and women who played leading roles in Hollywood. Women listed include Edna Goodrich, Valeska Suratt, Rose Melville, Alice Terry, Louise Fazenda, Ann Christy, Julanne Johnson, Marilyn Miller, Louise Dresser, Carole Lombard, Marjorie Main, Betsy Palmer, Anne Baxter, Florence Henderson, Shelley Long, and Vivica Fox. Includes bibliographical references. 596 pages.

Vogel, Michelle. Marjorie Main: the life and films of Hollywood's "Ma Kettle". Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006.

A biography of Marjorie Main. Includes bibliographical references. 210 pages.



Artists

Denker, Ellen Paul. "Creating a Life: The Overbeck Sisters and their Cambridge City

Pottery." Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 17 no. 2 (Spring 2005): 20-9.

Biographical sketch of the family of potters. Suggested readings but no footnotes.

Fadley, James Philip. "Subtle Grace, Radiant Color: the Life of Hoosier Artist Lucy

Taggart." Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 9 no. 3 (Summer 1997):16-23.

A biographical sketch of artist Lucy Taggart. Offers a list of suggested readings but no footnotes.

Hostetler, Joan E. "The Pictorialism of Mary Zyon Taylor." Traces of Indiana and


Midwestern History 6 no. 1 (Winter 1994): 36-39.

Biographical sketch of Mary Zyon Taylor, a photographer whose photographed many famous Hoosiers including James Whitcomb Riley and the children of Meredith Nicholson. No footnotes or suggested readings.

Hughes, Frances E. "Amalia Kussner: High Priestess of the Daintiest of Arts." Traces of

Indiana and Midwestern History 2 no. 4 (Fall 1990): 38-45.

Offers a biographical sketch of Kussner, a painter of miniature portraits. Kussner, a native of Terre Haute, painted portraits of many wealthy individuals and aristocrats both in the Untied States and Europe. Offers list of suggested readings, but no footnotes.

Judd, Barbara and Joanne M. Nesbit, ed. Marie Goth: Painter of Portraits. Nashville, IN: Nana's Books, 1996.

Biography of Marie Goth, an Indiana painter and charter member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association.

Newton, Judith Vale and Carol Weiss. Skirting the Issue: Stories of Indiana's Historical

Women Artists. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society Press, 2004.

Lists one hundred of the top historical female artists in Indiana, with detailed biographical sketches of forty women. 390 pages.

Newton, Judith Vale and Carol Ann Weiss. "The Spirit of the Times: From Skirting the Issue: Stories of Indiana's Historical Women Artists." Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 16 no. 4 (Fall 2004): 16-27.

An excerpt from the book of biographical sketches of Indiana's female artists.

Newton, Judith Vale. "Sustaining a Creative Spirit: Women Artists in Indiana." Traces


of Indiana and Midwestern History 11 no. 2 (Spring 1999): 12-21.

Short biographies of several artists. Suggested readings but no footnotes.

Perry, Rachel Berenson. "Whispers to Shouts." Traces of Indiana and Midwestern

History 16 no. 4 (Fall 2004): 28-33.

A description of the art exhibit at the Indiana State Museum featuring the art of Hoosier Women.

Perry, Rachel. "Children and Sunlight: The Life and Work of Ada Walter Shulz."

Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 10 no. 1 (Winter 1998): 14-21.

A biographical sketch of Ada Walter Shulz, a Nashville, IN painter. Suggested readings but no footnotes.

Perry, Rosalind Webster. "Marie Webster: Marion's Master Quilter." Traces of Indiana

and Midwestern History 3 no. 2 (Spring 1991): 28-31.

A biographical sketch of Marie Webster, one of the most influential quilt designers of the twentieth century, prepared by her granddaughter. At the time this article was written, her quilts were on exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Webster was the author of a prominent quilt book, Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them.

Postle, Kathleen R. The Chronicle of the Overbeck Pottery. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana

Historical Society Press, 1978.

Discusses the life and work of the Overbeck sisters, founders of Overbeck Pottery. Includes bibliographical references. 109 pages.

Shiftman, Barry. "Truth to Material: Janet Payne Bowles, Metalworker." Traces of


Indiana and Midwestern History 6 no. 1 (Winter 1994): 12-15.

Biographical sketch of Janet Payne Bowles, a artist during the early twentieth century who worked with metal to create artistic jewelry and accessories. No footnotes or suggested readings.


Authors/Journalists
Flanner, Janet

*Writer and journalist who spent many years in Paris as a correspondent for the New Yorker Magazine.

Flanner, Janet. Ed. Irving Drutman. Janet Flanner's World: Uncollected Writings, 1932



1975. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979.

A compilation of Flanner's writings with an introduction by William Shawn. 388 pages.

Lesinska, Zofia. Perspectives of Four Women Writers on the Second World War:

Gertrude Stein, Janet Flanner, Kay Boyle, and Rebecca West. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.

Includes a discussion of Janet Flanner. Bibliographical references included. 189 pages.

Murray, William. Janet, My Mother, and Me: a Memoir of Growing up with Janet

Flanner and Natalia Danesi Murray. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

A memoir of Janet Flanner. 318 pages.

Rood, Karen. American Writers in Paris, 1920-1939. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co.,

1980.

Includes a biography of Janet Flanner. Bibliographical references included. 426 pages.

Wineapple, Brenda. Genêt, a Biography of Janet Flanner. New York: Ticknor & Fields,

1989.

A biography of Janet Flanner. Includes bibliographical references. 361 pages.


Wineapple, Brenda. "A Gentleman of the Press in Skirts: Janet Flanner and the New

Yorker." Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 3 no. 1 (Winter 1991): 40-7.

A biographical sketch of author Janet Flanner. Suggested readings but no footnotes.
Fox, Lillian Thomas

*Early African American journalist in Indianapolis.

Ferguson, Earline Rae. "Lillian Thomas Fox: Indianapolis's Journalist and Community

Leader" in Wilma Gibbs, ed. Indiana's African-American Heritage: Essays from Black History News & Notes. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society, 1993: 139-150.

A biographical sketch of Lillian Thomas Fox.

Toler, Frances A. Lillian Thomas Fox: Black Woman Journalist of Indiana. Thesis, Ball

State University, 1978.

A biography of Lillian Thomas Fox. Includes bibliographical references.
Kimbrough, Emily

*Popular writer and author of film scripts from Muncie, Indiana.

Kimbrough, Emily. We Followed our Hearts to Hollywood. New York: Dodd, Mead &

Co., 1943.

A memoir of Kimbrough's trip with Cornelia Otis Skinner to Hollywood during the production of the film based on their book, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay. 210 pages.

Price, Nelson. "How dear to our heart: the career of Emily Kimbrough." Traces of

Indiana and Midwestern History 18 no. 4 (Fall 2006): 20-9.

A biographical sketch of Kimbrough. Offers suggested readings but no footnotes.


Miscellaneous
Birch, Jesse S. "The Cary Sisters in Oxford." Indiana Magazine of History 20 no. 2

(June 1924): 187-193.

This seven page article discusses the work of poets Alice and Phoebe Cary while they were living in Oxford, Indiana. Footnotes provide additional comments, but do not divulge sources.
Boewe, Mary. "Aunt Tiny's Denominational Garden." Traces of Indiana and

Midwestern History 4 no. 3 (Summer 1992): 14-21.

Miss Viny (Aunt Tiny) became a character in the book Lovely Mary (1903) by author Alice Hegar Rice. Rice had visited Viny's garden while staying in the Martinsville sanitarium. Suggested readings but no footnotes.

Gray, Ralph D. "The 'Star' of the Otwell Star: Beulah B. Gray, Editor. Traces of Indiana

and Midwestern History 11 no. 3 (Summer 1999): 38-47.

A biographical sketch of Beulah Gray, an early female newspaper editor in Indiana. No footnotes or suggested readings.

Harris, Betty Clayton. The Role of Women on Indiana Newspapers, and in Other Media,

1876-1976. Muncie, IN: Woman's Press Club of Indiana, 1977.

A history of women journalists in Indiana, including biographical sketches. 240 pages.

Nolan, Alan T. "Jeannette Covert Nolan: A Writing Life." Traces of Indiana and

Midwestern History 12 no. 4 (Fall 2000): 4-13.

Biographical sketch of Jeannette Nolan, an author from Evansville. No footnotes or suggested readings.

Pickrell, Martha M. "A Woman in Country Journalism: from Emma Speaks Out: Life

and Writing of Emma Molloy (1839-1907)." Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 12 no. 2 (Spring 2000): 46-7.

Excerpt from Pickrell's book-length biography of Emma Molloy, the first woman newspaper editor in Northern Indiana.

Pickrell, Martha M. Emma Speaks Out: Life and Writings of Emma Molloy (1839


1907). Carmel, IN: Guild Press of Indiana, 1999.

Biography including some of Molloy's writings and speeches. Includes bibliographical references. 162 pages.

Reid, Doris Fielding. Edith Hamilton: An Intimate Portrait. New York: W.W. Norton,

1967.


A book-length biography of author Edith Hamilton, who is most famous for her works on ancient Greece and Rome. 174 pages.

Skelcher, Lucille Detraz and Jane Lucille Skelcher. "Julia L. Dumont of Vevay."



Indiana Magazine of History 34 no. 3 (September 1938): 298-306.

A biographical sketch of Julia Dumont, who, according to Meredith Nicholson, was "the first Hoosier to become known beyond the state for imaginative writing". She died 1857. Footnotes provided.

Weber, Catherine E. Forrest. "Writer Jessamyn West: The Storyteller's Daughter."

Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 6 no. 3 (Summer 1994): 42-47.

A biographical sketch of author Jessamyn West, best known for her book, The Friendly Persuasion. Offers suggested readings, but no footnotes.

Weber, Catherine E. Forrest. "A Citizen of Athens: Fort Wayne's Edith Hamilton."

Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 14 no. 1 (Winter 2002): 38-47.

A biographical sketch of Edith Hamilton, the sister of Alice Hamilton, an early female physician in Indiana. Hamilton became the head mistress of Bryn Maur College in Baltimore, and later became a noted author. Suggested readings but no footnotes.

Porter, Gene Stratton


*Popular author and naturalist from Indiana.

Bailey, Flossie Enyart. Pioneer Days in the Wabash Valley, with a Review of the Life of



Gene Stratton Porter. Logansport, IN: Hendricks Printers, 1933.

A history of the Wabash Valley region of Indiana including a biographical sketch of author Gene Stratton Porter.

Boomhower, Ray. "Destination Indiana: The Gene Stratton-Porter Sites." Traces of

Indiana and Midwestern History 12 no. 1 (Winter 2000): 29-31.

Describes historic sites devoted to Stratton Porter in Indiana.

Bussell, John Chase. The Technique of Gene Stratton-Porter's Novels. Decatur, IN:

Americana Books, 1993.

A study of Gene Stratton Porter's novels. Includes bibliographical references. 178 pages.

Grayson, Eric. "Limberlost Found: Indiana's Literary Legacy in Hollywood." Traces of



Indiana and Midwestern History 19 no. 1 (Winter 2007): 42-7.

Discusses Stratton-Porter's film production company. Offers suggested readings but no footnotes.

King, Rollin Patterson. Gene Stratton-Porter, a Lovely Light. Chicago, IL: Adams

Press, 1979.

A biography of Stratton Porter. 172 pages.

Long, Judith Reick. Gene Stratton-Porter: Novelist and Naturalist. Indianapolis, IN:

Indiana Historical Society, 1990.

Biography of Gene Stratton Porter. Includes bibliographical references. 286 pages.

Long, Judith Reick. "Gene Stratton Porter: the Hum of Life." Traces of Indiana and

Midwestern History 2 no. 3 (Summer 1990): 40-47

Long offers a short biographical sketch of Porter along with an excerpt from her famous novel, Strike at Shane's. No footnote, but provides a list of additional readings.

MacLean, David G. Gene Stratton-Porter: a Bibliography and Collector's Guide.

Decatur, IN: Americana Books, 1976.

A bibliography of Gene Stratton Porter's books. 119 pages.

MacLean, David G., ed. Gene Stratton-Porter Remembered: Reprints of Selected


Articles. Decatur, IN: Americana Books, 1987.

A selection of articles written by Gene Stratton Porter.

Meehan, Jeanette Porter. The Lady of the Limberlost: the Life and Letters of Gene

Stratton-Porter. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1928.

A biography written by Stratton Porter's daughter. Quotes her personal papers. 369 pages.

Morrow, Barbara Olenyik. From Ben-Hur to Sister Carrie: Remembering the Lives and

Works of Five Indiana Authors. Indianapolis, IN: Guild Press of Indiana, 1995.

Includes a biographical sketch of Gene Stratton Porter. Bibliographical references included. 211 pages.

Porter, Gene Stratton. Sydney Landon Plum, ed. Coming Through the Swamp: the

Nature Writings of Gene Stratton Porter. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, 1996.

A compilation of some of Stratton Porter's nature writings. Includes bibliographical references. 172 pages.

Richards, Bertrand F. Gene Stratton Porter. Boston : Twayne Publishers,

1980.


A discussion of Stratton Porter's writings. Includes bibliographical references. 165 pages.

Saxton, Eugene F. Gene Stratton-Porter: a Little Story of the Life and Work and Ideals



of "The Bird Woman." Garden City, NY: Country Life Press, 1915.

An early biography of Stratton Porter. No footnotes.


Strauss, Juliet V.

*A journalist from Rockville, Indiana, best known for her regular column in the Ladies Home Journal, titled "The Ideas of a Plain Country Woman." She also worked to preserve Turkey Run as a state park.

Boomhower, Ray E. "The Country Contributor: Rockville's Juliet V. Strauss." Traces of


Indiana and Midwestern History 7 no. 2 (Spring 1995): 38-47.

A biographical sketch of Juliet V. Strauss. Suggested readings but no footnotes.

Boomhower, Ray E. The Country Contributor: the Life and Times of Juliet V. Strauss.

Carmel, IN: Guild Press of Indiana, 1998.

A book-length biography of Juliet Strauss. Full citations provided. 160 pages.

Biography – Compilations
Boruff, Blanche. Women of Indiana: A Work for Newspaper and Library Reference.

Indianapolis, IN: Matthew Farson, Publisher, 1941.

A compilation of biographical sketches of prominent Indiana women. No bibliographical references.
Lapp, Rachel J. and Anita K. Stalter. More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Indiana

Women. Helena, Montana: TwoDot, 2007.

Short biographical sketches of Frances Slocum, Rhoda Coffin, May Wright Sewall, Virginia Claypool Meredith, Eliza Ann Blaker, Juliet V. Strauss, Gene Stratton Porter, Albion Fellows Bacon, Madame C. J. Walker, and Marie Goth. No footnotes, but does contain a bibliography. 124 pages.

Post, Margaret Moore. First Ladies of Indiana and the Governors 1916-1984.

Indianapolis, IN: Pierson Printing Co., 1984.

Biographical sketches of the wives of Indiana's governors. No footnotes, but does contain a list of sources at end of book. 246 pages.

Weatherford, Doris. A History of Women in the United States: State-by-State Reference.

Danbury, CT: Grolier Academic Reference, 2004.

Biographical sketches of Indiana women, a listing of historic sites, maps, and timelines appear in Volume 2, Indiana-Nebraska. Bibliographical references included.


Education
Schier, H. Tracy. History of Higher Education for Women at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods,

1840-1980. Thesis, Boston College, 1989, 1987.

A history of St. Mary-of-the-Woods college. Includes bibliographical references. 281 pages.


General Biography
Beard, Mary Ritter

*An early historian of women's history who was born in Indianapolis and attended DePauw University.

Cott, Nancy F. A Woman Making History: Mary Ritter Beard Through Her Letters. New

Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991.

A short biography of Mary Ritter Beard and a compilation of her letters. Bibliographical references included. 378 pages.

Lane, Ann J. Mary Ritter Beard: a Sourcebook. New York: Schoken Books, 1977.

A biography of Mary Ritter Beard. Includes bibliographical references. 252 pages.

Lane, Ann J. Making Women's History: the Essential Mary Ritter Beard. New York:

Feminist Press, 2000, 1977.

An update to Lane's 1977 book, Mary Ritter Beard: a Sourcebook. Includes bibliographical references. 252 pages.

Turoff, Barbara K. Mary Beard as Force in History. Dayton, OH: Wright State

University, 1979.

A biography of Mary Ritter Beard. Includes bibliographical references. 85 pages.

Weber, Catherine E. Forrest. "Mary Ritter Beard: Historian of the Other Half. Traces


of Indiana and Midwestern History 15 no. 1 (Winter 2003): 5-13.

A biographical sketch of Mary Ritter Beard. Suggested readings, no footnotes.


Blaker, Eliza

*Opened one of the first free kindergartens in Indianapolis, which provided schooling for African American children.

Boomhower, Ray E. "'The Thing is Right!': Eliza Blaker and the Free Kindergarten

Movement. Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 16 no. 1 (Winter 2004): 28-37.

A biographical sketch of Eliza Blaker. Suggested readings but no footnotes.

Thornbrough, Emma Lou. Eliza A. Blaker, Her Life and Work. Indianapolis, IN: Eliza

A. Blaker Club, 1956.

A biography of Eliza Blaker. Includes bibliographical references. 94 pages.
Earhart, Amelia

*Faculty member at Purdue University and first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She later died in a plane accident.

Boomhower, Ray. "The Aviatrix and the University: Amelia Earhart at Purdue

University." Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 6 no. 3 (Summer 1994): 36-41.

Biographical sketch Amelia Earhart. Suggested readings but no footnotes.

Butler, Susan. East to the Dawn: the Life of Amelia Earhart. Reading, MA: Addison

Wesley, 1997.

A biography of Amelia Earhart. Includes bibliographical references. 489 pages.

Goldstein, Donald M. and Katherine Dillon. Amelia: the Centennial Biography of an


Aviation Pioneer. Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 1997.

A biography of Amelia Earhart. Bibliographical references included. 321 pages.

Lovell, Mary. The Sound of Wings: the Life of Amelia Earhart. New York: St. Martin's

Press, 1989.

A biography of Ameila Earhart. Includes bibliographical references. 420 pages.

Putnam, George Palmer. Soaring Wings: a Biography of Amelia Earhart. New York:

Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939.

A reminiscence written by Amelia Earhart's husband. 294 pages.

Rich, Doris. Amelia Earhart: a Biography. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution,

1989.


A biography of Ameila Earhart. Includes bibliographical references. 321 pages.

Van Pelt, Lori. Amelia Earhart: the Sky's No Limit. New York: Forge, 2005.

A biography of Amelia Earhart. Includes bibliographical references. 239 pages.
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