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Abernethy, Frances E., "The Elusive Emily D. West, Folksong's Fabled 'Yellow Rose of Texas': A Remedial Rorschach," in Abernethy, Francis E., ed., 2001: A Texas Folklore Odyssey. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2001).

"Ada Anderson, MEd '65, Life Member," Alcalde 95, no. 2 (November/December, 2006).

Allen, Phyllis Wonjou, "These Women Lived!" in Grace and Gumption: Stories of Fort Worth Women. Katie Sherrod, editor. (Forth Worth: TCU Press, 2007).

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Alpha Tau Omega Chapter. Alpha Tau Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.: 1930–1990. (San Antonio: The Chapter, 1990).

Alter, Judy. Extraordinary Texas Women. (Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2008). [Emily Morgan/ Bessie Coleman/ Barbara Jordan]

Altman, Linda J. Barbara Jordan: Keeping Faith. (St. Paul, MN: EMC Corp., 1978).

Anderson, Greta, "Bessie Coleman: Flying for the Race," in her More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Texas Women. (Guilford, CN: TwoDot, 2002).

Badger, Joseph, "Turning Points in History: The Barbara Jordan Story," Texas Historian 61, no. 4 (May, 2001).

"Barbara Charline Jordan: The First African American Woman Elected to Congress from Texas," in Gill, LaVerne M., African American Women in Congress: Forming and Trans-forming History. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1997).

A Barbara Jordan Memorial, Frank C. Erwin Center, The University of Texas at Austin, January 28, 1996. (Austin: The University, 1996). [videorecording]

The Barbara Jordan Reader: An Educational Pamphlet Produced for the Exhibition: "Barbara Jordan: Freedom Medalist and Texas Treasure" at the Capitol Complex Visitors Center, January 12–June 19, 1995. (Austin: Capitol Complex Visitors Center, 1995).

Barr, Greg, "Pioneers: Barbara Lynn," Texas Music Magazine Issue 18 (Spring, 2004). [Barbara Lynn Ozen]

__________, "Ruthie Foster," Texas Music Magazine Issue 15 (Summer, 2003).

Baxter, Amanda C. Women Activists in the Civil Rights Movement at the University of Texas at Austin. (Austin: [Senior Honors Thesis, University of Texas at Austin] 1997).

Bennett, Michelle, and Barbara Bennett. Twenty-two Texas Women: Strong, Tough, and Independent. (Austin: Eakin Press, 1996). Includes: Bessie Coleman / Barbara Jacket / Barbara Jordan / Sarah Williams.

"Bernice Bell Jordan and the '50s," Nova 24, no. 1 (September, 1988).

[Bessie Coleman] Video recording. (U. S., 1993). Compilation from various sources.

Beyond Images and Conventions: Explorations in Southern Women’s History. Ed. by Janet Lee Coryell, et al. (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1998).

Black Texas Women: 150 Years of Trial and Triumph. Ruthe Winegarten, Janet G. Humphrey and Frieda Werden, consulting editors. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995).

Black Texas Women: A Sourcebook: Documents, Biographies, Timeline. Ruthe Winegarten, Janet G. Humphrey and Frieda Werden, consulting editors. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996).

Black Women in Texas History. Ed. by Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre. With Angela Boswell, et al. (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2008).

Blackwelder, Julia K. Styling Jim Crow: African American Beauty Training during Segregation. (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2003).

Blue, Carroll Parrott. The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003).

Bragg, Gail. An Historiography of American Slave Women. (Brooklyn, NY: CompuBibs, 1984).

Brandenstein, Sherilyn R. Prominent Roles and Themes of Black Womanhood in Sepia Record, 1952–1954. (Austin: [Thesis, University of Texas at Austin] 1989).

__________, "Sepia Record as a Forum for Negotiating Women's Roles," in Women and Texas History: Selected Essays. Ed. Fane Downs and Nancy Baker Jones. (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1993).

Brown, Olive D., and Michael R. Heintze, "Mary Branch: Private College Educator," in Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times. Ed. by Alwyn Barr and Robert A. Calvert. (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1981).

Broyles, William, Jr., "The Making of Barbara Jordan," in Texas Monthly on … Texas Women. From the editors of Texas Monthly. Introd. by Evan Smith. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006).

Bryant, Ira B. Barbara Charline Jordan: From the Ghetto to the Capitol. (Houston: D. Armstrong Co., 1977).

Burrow, Rachel N., "Juanita Craft: Desegregating the State Fair of Texas," Legacies; a History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas 16, no. 1 (Spring, 2004).

Cady, Melissa Ruiz. Unveiling the Injustice: The Barbara Smith Controversy. Unpublished research paper. (University of Texas at Austin, 1996).

Cash, Floris Loretta Barnett. African American Women and Social Action: The Clubwomen and Voluntarism from Jim Crow to the New Deal, 1896–1936. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001).

Chapman, Betty T. Houston Women: Invisible Threads in the Tapestry. (Texas? B. T. Chapman, 2000).

"Christia Adair: Civil Rights Crusader," in Mary Beth Rogers, Sherry A. Smith, and Janell D. Scott, We Can Fly: Stories of Katherine Stinson and Other Gutsy Texas Women. Drawings by Charles Shaw. (Austin: Ellen C. Temple, publisher, in cooperation with the Texas Foundation for Women's Resources, 1983).

Clark, Lee, "The Most Powerful Women in Dallas and Fort Worth," D Magazine 4, no. 3 (March, 1977). [Juanita Craft and others]

Conrad, Barbara Smith, "Comment," Discovery 12, no. 3 (1992).

"Conrad's Spiritual Experience," Texas Alcalde 84, no. 4 (March/April, 1996). [Barbara Conrad]

Conversations with Texas Writers. Ed. by Frances Leonard and Ramona Cearley. Photographs by Ramona Cearley. Introd. and essays by Joe Holley. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005). Includes: J. California Cooper and Lori Aurelia Williams.

Cooper, Janis, "Turning Points in History: The Barbara Jordan Story," Texas Historian 61, no. 4 (May, 2001).

Craft, Juanita. A Child, the Earth, and a Tree of Many Seasons: The Voice of Juanita Craft. (Dallas: Halifax Pub., 1982).

Crawford, Ann Fears. Barbara Jordan: Breaking the Barriers. (Houston: Halcyon Press, Ltd., 2003).

__________, and Crystal S. Ragsdale. Women in Texas: Their Lives, Their Experiences, Their Accomplishments. Rev. ed.(Austin: State House Press, 1992).

Crawford, Audrey, "'To Protect, to Feed, and to Give Momentum to Every Effort': African American Clubwomen in Houston, 1880–1910," The Houston Review of History and Culture 1, no. 1 (Fall, 2003).

Crummel, Alexander. The Black Woman of the South: Her Neglects and Her Needs. (S.l., 1883?).

Curtin, Mary Ellen, "Reaching for Power: Barbara C. Jordan and Liberals in the Texas Legislature, 1966–1972," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 108, no. 2 (October, 2004).

Davis, Alicia. "Christia V. Adair: A Servant of Humanity," Texas Historian 38, no. 1 ( September, 1977).

Decker, Stefanie, "Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Juanita Craft [1902–1985] Versus the Dallas Elite," East Texas Historical Journal 39 (Spring, 2001).

Ealy, Rachel Ann, "Dr. Pauline Hopkins: The History of a Community Leader," Texas Historian 53, no. 1 (September, 1992).

Earley, Charity Adams. One Woman's Army: A Black Officer Remembers the WAC. (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1989).

"Eddie Bernice Johnson: The Texan Who Charted a New Course for Dallas," in Gill, LaVerne M., African American Women in Congress: Forming and Transforming History. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1997).

Elmore, Inez K. Times to Remember: A Dynamic Autobiography. (Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, 1979).

Enstam, Elizabeth Y., "The Dallas Equal Suffrage Association, Political Style, and Popular Culture: Grassroots Strategies of the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1913–1919," Journal of Southern History 68, no. 4 (November, 2002).

__________. Women and the Creation of Urban Life: Dallas, Texas, 1843–1920. (College Station: Texas A & M Press, 1998).

Estes, Susan, "In Keeping with the Dream: Victoria Taylor Walker, Black American Educator," Touchstone 7 (1988).

Fisher, Lillian M. Brave Bessie: Flying Free. (Dallas: Hendrick-Long Publishing Co., 1995).

Fontenot, Rebeccah, "'I Am a Social Worker'," Alcalde 96, no. 6 (July/August, 2008). [UT Prof. Darlene Grant]

Glover, Robert M., Allen G. King, Paula S. Greenfield, and Paulette Norvell, "Minority Women in Professional and Managerial Positions," Texas Business Review 54, no. 1 (January-February, 1980).

Goldsmith, Paul, "Don’t Mess with These Texas Women: 'Destiny’s Child'," Texas Music Magazine Issue 5 (Winter, 2001).

Gordon, Eugene, and Cyril Briggs. The Position of Negro Women. (New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1935).

Green, Helen G. East Texas Daughter. (Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 2003).

Hall, Michael, "Home Girl," Texas Monthly 35, no. 1 (January, 2007). [Singer Erykah Badu]

__________, "It's a Family Affair," Texas Monthly 32, no. 4 (April, 2004). [Singer Beyoncé Knowles]

Hamilton, Kelly. Goals and Plans of Black Women: A Sociological Study. (Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, 1975).

Harris, Trudier, "'The Yellow Rose of Texas': A Different Cultural View," in Juneteenth Texas: Essays in African-American Folklore. Ed. Francis E. Abernethy, Patrick B. Mullen, and Alan B. Govenar. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1996).

Holster, Rusty, "The Queen of MacGregor Park," Houston City 6, no. 1 (January, 1982). [Tennis star Zina Garrison]

Howard, Vicki. "The Courtship Letters of an African American Couple: Race, Gender, Class, and the Cult of True Womanhood," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 100, no. 1 (July, 1996).

Hudson, Kathleen. Women in Texas Music: Stories and Songs. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007). Includes:
    "Ruthie Foster and Cyd Cassone: The Heart of Texas"
    "Shenekia Copeland: A Wild, Wild Woman"
    "Lavelle White: Strutting Her Stuff"
    "Wanda King: Blues for Freddie"
    "Jewel Brown: Prayers and Joy"
    "Trudy Lynne: Diva of Soul and Blues"
    "Katie Webster: Swamp Boogie Queen"

Hunt, Annie Mae. I Am Annie Mae. (Austin: Rosegarden Press, 1983).

Jackson, Lela, "Rachel Whitfield (1814-1908)," in Women in Early Texas. Ed. Evelyn M. Carrington. (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1994).

Jelliffe, Rowena W. Here's Zelma! (Cleveland: Job Corps Center Committee? Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 1975). [Zelma Watson George]

Johnson, Linda C. Barbara Jordan, Congresswoman. (New York: Blackbirch Press/Rosen Publishing Group, 1990).

Jones, Jaqueline. Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present. (New York: Basic Books, 1985).

Jones, Yvette, "Seeds of Compassion," Texas Historian 37, no. 2 (November, 1976) [Anna J. Dupree]

Jordan, Barbara. The Barbara Jordan Reader: An Educational Pamphlet Produced for the Exhibition, "Barbara Jordan: Freedom Medalist and Texas Treasure," at the Capitol Complex Visitors Center, January 12-June 19, 1995. (Austin: The Center, 1995).

__________. Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007).

Jordan, Barbara, and Shelby Hearon. Barbara Jordan, a Self Portrait. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1979).

Jordan, Julia K. Gibson. Beauty and the Best, Frederica Chase Dodd: The Story of a Life of Love and Dedication. Written in collaboration with Charlie Mae Brown Smith. (Dallas: Distrib. by Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 1985).

Kelly, Christopher, "Hollywood, TX: Dream Girl," Texas Monthly 37, no. 7 (July, 2009). [Singer Beyoncé Knowles]

Kenny, Steve, "The Struggle for Power," D Magazine 8, no. 6 (June, 1981). [Elsie Faye Heggins]

Khirieh, Amel, "In Search of a Dream: Bessie Coleman," Texas Historian 60, no. 2 (November, 1999). [Pioneer aviator]

Lanehart, Sonja L. Sista, Speak!: Black Women Kinfolk Talk about Language and Literacy. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002).

Ledé, Naomi W. Precious Memories of a Black Socialite: A Narrative of the Life and Times of Constance Houston Thompson. (Houston: N. W. Ledé, 1991).

Lee, Sheila Jackson (with Evan Smith), "Sheila Jackson Lee," Texas Monthly 37, no. 1 (January, 2009). [Congresswoman from Texas]

Lockwood, Robert M., "Women Working in Texas," Texas Business Review 49, no. 12 (December 1975).

Lutzweiler, James, "Emily D. West and the Yellow Prose of Texas: A Primer on Some Primary Documents and Their Doctoring," in Abernethy, Francis E., ed., 2001: A Texas Folklore Odyssey (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2001).

McLaughlin, Clara J., et al. The Black Parents' Handbook: A Guide to Healthy Pregnancy, Birth, and Child Care. Clara J. McLaughlin, with Donald R. Frisby, Richard A. McLaughlin, and Melvin W. Williams. (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1976).

Malone, Ann Patton. Women on the Texas Frontier: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. (El Paso: Texas Western Press, University of Texas at El Paso, 1983).

Massa, D., "Conrad's Sad Song …," Alcalde 72, no. 6 (July, 1984). [Barbara Conrad]

Mays, Osceola. Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper's Daughter. Coll. and ed. by Alan Govenar. (New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2000).

Merrick, Renee, "The Woman Who Lives in the House by the Side of the Road," Texas Historian 42, no. 1 (September, 1981). [Bessie Thomas]

Morton, Lena B. My First Sixty Years; Passion for Wisdom. (New York: Philosophical Library, 1965).

Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne. Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers. (s. l.: U. S. Publishers' Group West, 1993).

Murray, Pauli. Song in a Weary Throat: An American Pilgrimage. (New York: Harper & Row, 1987).

Nash, Sunny. Big Mama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's. (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1996).

Negotiating Boundaries of Southern Womanhood: Dealing with the Powers That Be. Ed. by Janet L. Coryell, et al. (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2000).

Passty, Jeannette N., "'A Pearl of Great Price': Socio-Literary Activism in the Life and Writings of Olga Samples Davis," South Texas Studies 11 (2000).

Pierce, Paula Jo. Let Me Tell You What I've Learned: Texas Wisewomen Speak. Foreword by Liz Carpenter. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002).

Pilson, Mary, "From Texas Dust to Ivy Leagues," Texas Historian 63, no. 2 (November, 2002). [Educator Ruth J. Simmons]

Pitre, Merline, "Building and Selling the NAACP: Lulu White as an Organizer and Mobilizer," East Texas Historical Journal 39, no. 1 (2001).

__________. In Struggle against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900–1957. (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1998)

Rainey, Amber. Debating This Question of Impeachment: Rep. Barbara Jordan: Jordan's American Gift. (Austin: Publ. by the Author, 1995).

Red Boots and Attitude: The Spirit of Texas Women Writers. Ed. Diane Fanning and Susie Kelly Flatau. (Austin: Eakin Press, 2002).

Roberts, Naurice. Barbara Jordan, the Great Lady from Texas. (Chicago: Children’s Press, 1984).

Robinson, Dorothy Redus. "Double Jeopardy: The Works of Juanita J. Craft and Christia D. Adair": A paper presented at "Women and Texas History," a conference in Austin, Texas, October 6, 1990. (1990).

Rodenberger, Lou Halsell, "A Developing Tradition: African-American Writers," in Texas Women Writers: A Tradition of Their Own. Ed. by Sylvia Ann Grider & Lou Halsell Rodenberger. (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1997).

Rogers, Marjorie, "Aunt Nellie Smith, Slave Mammy," Frontier Times 10, no. 3 (December, 1932).

Rogers, Mary Beth. Barbara Jordan, American Hero. (New York: Bantam Books, 1998).

Sanders, Charles L. Barbara Jordan: Texan Is a New Power on Capitol Hill. (Chicago: Johnston Publ. Co., 1975).

Sanders, Marc, and Ruthe Winegarten. Lives and Times of Black Dallas Women. (Austin: Eakin Press, 2002).

Scott, Anne F., "Most Invisible of All: Black Women's Voluntary Associations," Journal of Southern History 56, no. 1 (February, 1990).

Seale, Avrel, "Barbara Smith Conrad: Mezzo-soprano, Civil Rights Pioneer," Texas Alcalde 87, no. 2 (November/December, 1998).

Seale, Jan. The Slave Girl Who Helped Start Texas: Kian Long. (McAllen, TX: Knowing Press, 1986).

Selected Bibliography of Social Science Readings on Women of Color in the United States. (Memphis, TN: Center for Research on Women, Memphis State University, 1989).

Simond, Ada DeBlanc, "The Discovery of Being Black: A Recollection," Southwestern Historical Quarterly76, no. 4 (April, 1973).

Songs of Texas Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs: July 1, 2, 3, 1941, Dallas , Texas. (Dallas?: Ways and Means Committee, 1941).

Southern Negro Women and Race Cooperation. Southern Negro Women and Race Cooperation. (S. l.: Southeastern Federation of Negro Women’s Clubs, 1921?).

Strong Family Ties: The Tiny Hawkins Story. As told to Debra L. Winegarten and Ruthe Winegarten. (Austin: SocioSights Press, 1998).

Texas Federation of Colored Women's Clubs.Convention (29th: 1934: Austin, Tex.). Twenty-ninth Annual Convention, Texas Federation of Colored Women's Clubs: Austin, Texas, July 3–4–5, 1934. (Tyler: Tyler Printing & Calendar Co., 1934).

__________. Year Book. (Dallas: The Federation, 19??–).

Tomkins-Walsh, Teresa, "Thelma Scott Bryant: Memories of a Century in Houston's Third Ward," The Houston Review of History and Culture 1, no. 1 (Fall, 2003).

Turner, Martha Anne. The Yellow Rose of Texas, Her Saga and Her Song: With the Santa Anna Legend. (Austin: Shoal Creek Publishers, 1976).

Vine, Katy, "Brooklyn Heights," Texas Monthly 33, no. 6 (June, 2005). [Basketball star Brooklyn Pope]

Wheresoever My People Chance to Dwell: Oral Interviews with African American Women of El Paso. Ed. by Maceo C. Dailey, Jr., and Kristine Navarro. (Baltimore: Imprint Edition, 2000).

White, Deborah G. Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South. (New York: Norton, 1985).

Williams, Patricia R., "Literary Traditions in Works by African-American Playwrights," in Texas Women Writers: A Tradition of Their Own. Ed. by Sylvia Ann Grider & Lou Halsell Rodenberger. (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1997).

Winegarten, Ruthe, Governor Ann Richards and Other Texas Women: From Indians to Astronauts. 2. ed. (Austin: Eakin Press, 1993).

__________, Voices and Visions: A History of African-American Texas Women: A Paper Presented to a Conference, “Women & Texas History,” on October 5, 1990, at UT-Austin. (1990).

__________, and Sharon Kahn. Brave Black Women: From Slavery to the Space Shuttle. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997).

Women's History Archives and Manuscripts:

Black Texas Women Archive, 1860–1865, 1897–1994.

Craft (Juanita Jewel Shanks) Collection, 1939–1984.

Duren (Almetris Marsh) Papers, 1936–1981.

Rhone Family Papers, 1886–1971.

Winegarten (Ruthe) Papers, 1912–2004.