The centennial anniversaries of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 2019 and the ratification of the amendment in 2020 will create strong interest in school and public libraries to strengthening their collections on the subject. This annotated bibliography of materials on women’s suffrage and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment will be a useful tool for collection development of circulating materials for public and school libraries. The bibliography will focus on popular fiction and non-fiction works and K-12 curricular materials. It will not include academic scholarly works unless they also are appropriate for the identified audiences.
This bibliography was funded through a Carnegie-Whitney Grant -
The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides an award that is based on a special fund first established by Andrew Carnegie in 1902, “the income of which is to be applied to the preparation and publication of such reading lists, indexes and other bibliographical and library aids as will be especially useful in the circulating libraries of this country.” The Carnegie Fund was subsequently enhanced by a merger with a fund established by James Lyman Whitney in 1910. The Publishing Committee, a standing committee of the American Library Association, administers the grant.
The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. (ALA, http://www.ala.org/aboutala/offices/publishing/sundry/alapubawrds/carnegiewhitney)
Dr. Janice Krueger
After serving as U. S. Naval officer, Janice M. Krueger obtained her Master’s in Information Studies from Drexel University and her Doctorate in Education from the University of the Pacific. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Her major responsibilities center on preparing students for varied library careers through the Master of Science in Library Science degree. She has experienced many aspects of librarianship through her prior work in public, academic, and law libraries. Her research interests focus on the information literacy skills of college students and emerging technologies for libraries. She enjoys music, reading, and swimming in her spare time.
Dr. Marilyn K. Harhai
Marilyn Harhai is a professor in the Department of Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Her educational background includes a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh, a J.D. from the University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. from Barry University. Her professional areas of interest include topics in literature, management and legal issues in libraries. She has the great good fortune to read relentlessly for work and as a hobby.
I would like to thank Dr. Harhai, and Dr. Krueger of Clarion University of Pennsylvania for allowing us to reproduce their bibliographic information for our project.
With the centennial anniversaries of the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment coming up, libraries will be looking to add to their collections. While most libraries will have materials on women’s suffrage, supplementing with new materials, updating with resources on topics of recent interest, and checking for gaps in the collection may be in order. The authors are recipients of the 2018 American Library Association Carnegie Whitney Grant to create a centennial anniversary bibliography. The overall criteria for materials include that they be easily available (easily available being defined as available from an online retailer or the publisher) and be for a general reader (leaving out textbooks, scholarly materials and the like). Some materials tending toward the academic have been included if they are classic texts on the subject and are easily available or address an important topic not covered by books for the general public.
A number of fiction and non-fiction materials are annotated in the following pages. Since the complete bibliography for children and young adults is somewhat lengthy, the list has been categorized according to appropriate age groups and grade levels. Non-book materials are given on the Teaching Materials and Resources page. A few highlighted items are presented on each page, followed by a complete listing for each group. Titles are available at the library, through ILL, or for purchase and all graphics are in the public domain.