Bibliography: Taft, Helen
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TitleAuthorYearPublisher/PublicationNotes
Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, From White House Princess to Washington Power BrokerCordery, Stacy A.2007New York: VikingThe only biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth written by an historian, Alice is based on Longworth's private papers and provides an insider's view of first ladies during Mrs L's sixty years in Washington (including her step-mother Edith Roosevelt).
* An American Family: The Tafts - 1678 to 1964Ross, Ishbel1964Cleveland: World Publishing CompanyThe multi-generational story of the Taft family has much information on the early and later years of Helen Taft.
American First LadiesWatson, Robert P., ed.2006Pasadena, CA: Salem Press 
American National BiographyCarnes, Mark C., and John A. Garraty, eds.1999New York: Oxford University PressThe American National Biography was originally published in 24 volumes. It is updated semi-annually. The print edition contains biographies of Americans who died before 1955. The on-line, subscription version contains those who died after 1955.
* America’s First Families: An Inside View of 200 Years of Private Life in the White HouseAnthony, Carl Sferrazza2000New York: Touchstone 
America’s First Ladies: Ohio Library was Established in 1997 in Their HonorWadley, Carma2007Deseret Morning News 19 February 2007Article celebrates the tenth anniversary of the National First Ladies Library and includes a quiz on the subject of First Ladies.
* America’s First Ladies: Their Uncommon Wisdom, from Martha Washington to Laura BushAdler, Bill2002Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishers 
* America’s Most Influential First LadiesAnthony, Carl Sferrazza1992Minneapolis: Oliver PressFor readers grades 5-7.
* Around the World with TaftMurray, Robert H.1909Detroit: F.B. Dickerson 
* As I Knew ThemStoddard, Henry L.1927New York: Harper & Brothers 
‘At Homes’ Begun By Cabinet Women 1932New York Times 8 DecemberHelen Taft among the distinguished women who assisted at an at-home hosted by Dolly Gann..
Aunt Delia Makes Taft Forget his Cares: Gives Pleasant Birthday Party for Him 1912New York Times 16 September 
* The Autobiography of William Allen WhiteWhite, William Allen1946New York: Macmillan 
* Backstage in 1912Rosewater, Victor1932Philadelphia: Dorrance 
Backstairs at the White House 1979Los Angeles: Ed Friendly ProductionsIn this 1979 television mini-series, Julie Harris portrayed Helen Taft.
The Biography Channel Website: Helen Taft    : BiographyA page of the Biography Channel website providing a bit of information regarding Helen Taft. This website can be found here: http://www.biography.com/people/helen-taft-9501147
Brilliant Scene at Inaugural Ball 1909New York Times 5 March 
* British Colonial Government After the American Revolution 1782-1820Manning, Helen Taft1933New Haven: Yale University PressBook written by the Taft’s daughter, who briefly acted as hostess during her mother’s stroke. The book does not mention the First Lady.
Celebrating Women: History, Biographies, and MuseumsByerly, Greg, and Carolyn Brodie2005Library Media Activities Monthly April 2005Reviews of websites containing information about the First Ladies, including the National First Ladies Library.
Cherry Blossom Time: 75th Anniversary Will Honor Cincinnati’s Nellie TaftAnthony, Carl Sferrazza1987Tristate Magazine (Cincinnati) 15 March 
Cherry Blossom Time in WashingtonRoosevelt, Eleanor1938Reader’s Digest April 
* Children In the White HouseSadler, Christine1967New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons 
Colonial Domesticity: White Women and United States Rule in the PhilippinesRafael, Vincente L1995American Literature. 67.4 DecemberDiscussion of the Tafts in the Philippines.
Congress Clears Dollar Coin BillHiga, Liriel2005CQ Weekly 26 December 2005House of Representatives passes bill which would allow the Treasury to mint $10 coins with images of First Ladies.
* Crowded HoursLongworth, Alice Roosevelt1933New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons 
Dear First Lady: Letters to the White HouseYoung, Dwight, and Margaret Johnson, eds.2008Washington, D.C.: National Geographic SocietyReproductions of letters from the Library of Congress and the National Archives to and from First Ladies, with annotations explaining the nature of the correspondence and the historical contexts within which each epistle was written.
Dictionary of American Biography 1980New York: ScribnerThe venerable Dictionary of American Biography was first published in twenty volumes between 1927 and 1936. Ten subsequent volumes were published, and the most recent, edited by historian Kenneth Jackson and published by Scribner, includes Americans who died before the year 1980. The First Ladies are included.
* Elihu Root (2 vols)Jessup, Philip C.1938New York: Dodd, Mead & Company 
The Encyclopedia Britannica Website: Helen Taft    : Encyclopedia BritannicaAn entry on the Encyclopedia Britannica website that provides a short biographical sketch of Helen Taft and external links for further information. The entry can be found here: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/580213/Helen-Taft
Ex-President Taft Dies at Capital, Succumbing to Many Weeks Illness 1930New York Times 9 March 
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