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Books Related to Athenæum Events Winter 2013

Below are listed books relevant to some of the topics presented this winter. We have not included the books featured at the event—as everyone can easily find those. This is only a small sampling of suggestions; please feel free to browse the shelves where these books are to discover more.

Book Talk, Steven Ujifusa, A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States

  • Hattendorf, John B. and Robert S. Jordan (ed.). Maritime Strategy and the Balance of Power: Britain and America in the Twentieth Century. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: V165 .M37 1989
  • Mooney, James L. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Washington: Naval Historical Center, Dept. of the Navy, 1991.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + VA61 .D53 1991
  • Neill, Peter. Maritime America: Art and Artifacts from America's Great Nautical Collections. New York, N.Y.: Balsam Press in affiliation with H. Abrams, 1988.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + N8230 .M4 1988
  • Wiseman, Carter. Shaping a Nation: Twentieth-Century American Architecture and Its Makers. New York: Norton, 1998.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: NA712 .W57 1998

Book talk, Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit

  • Dexter, Elisabeth Williams Anthony. Colonial Women of Affairs: A Study of Women in Business and the Professions in America Before 1776. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: 7C5 .D52
  • Hall, David D., John M. Murrin, and Thad W. Tate (ed.). Saints & Revolutionaries: Essays on Early American History. New York: Norton, 1984.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: F7 .S24 1984
  • Hall, David D. A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: F7 .H227 2011
  • Kamensky, Jane. The Colonial Mosaic: American Women, 1600-1760. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
    • Location: Children's Library
    • Call Number: HQ1410 .Y68 1995 v.2

Lecture, Jack Gantos, Children’s Books: It’s All Personal!

  • Gantos, Jack. Hole In My Life. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.
    • Location: Children's Library
    • Call Number: CT275.G1956 A3 2002
  • Grenby, M.O. and Andrea Immel (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PR990 .C36 2009
  • Harrison, Barbara and Gregory Maguire (ed.). Origins of Story: On Writing for Children. New York, N.Y.: McElderry Books, 1999.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PN147.5 .O75 1999
  • Sturrock, Donald. Storyteller: the Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: CT788.D15 S78 2010

Exhibit Opening Reception, Brilliant Beginnings: The Athenaeum and the Museum in Boston

  • Boston Athenaeum, edited by Richard Wendorf. The Boston Athenaeum: Bicentennial Essays. Boston: Boston Athenaeum; Hanover: Distributed by University Press of New England, 2009.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +Z733.B74 B67 2009
  • Harding, Jonathan P. The Boston Athenaeum Collection: Pre-Twentieth Century American and European Painting and Sculpture. Boston, Mass.: Boston Athenaeum: Distributed by Northeastern University Press, 1984.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: REF +N521 .A8H37
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 100 Paintings from the Boston Museum. Boston: Distributed by New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Conn., 1970.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: N5030 .N45 B6
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Catalogue of Pictures Exhibited by the Athenaeum, Of Pictures and Engravings Bequeathed to the Museum of Fine Arts by Charles Sumner, And of Works of Art Lately Added to the Collections of the Museum. Boston: Press of Rockwell & Churchill, 1874.
    • Location: Archives (Appointment Required)
    • Call Number: B.A.15 .4 (1874)

Lecture in conjunction with the Polly Thayer Starr Foundation, Erica Hirshler, Painting Women: Women Artists from 1860 to 1960

  • Caws, Mary Ann. Glorious Eccentrics: Modernist Women Painting and Writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Temporarily shelved at New Book Shelves
    • Call Number: N8354 .C39 2006
  • Hirshler, Erica E. A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists in Boston, 1870-1940. Boston: MFA Publications, 2001.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +N8354 .H57 2001
  • Hirshler, Erica E. Sargent’s Daughters: the Biography of a Painting. Boston: MFA Publications, 2009.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: ND237 .S3 H57 2009
  • Smith College, Museum of Art. 19th & 20th Century Paintings from the Collection of the Smith College Museum of Art. Northampton, Mass.:Smith College Museum of Art, 1970.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: N5015.A53 S6
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: U65Sm .Sm51

Book Talk, Hina Hirayama, ’With Éclat’: The Boston Athenæum and the Origin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Journal of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston, Mass.: The Museum: Distributed by Northeastern University Press, 1989-1994.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +N520 .A25
  • Puleo, Stephen. A City So Grand: the Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston 1850-1900. Boston: Beacon Press, 2010.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: F73.5 .P966 2010
  • Swan, Mabel Munson. The Athenæum Gallery, 1827-1873: The Boston Athenæum as an Early Patron of Art. Boston: Boston Athenæum, 1940.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: N521.A8 S8
  • Whitehill, Walter Muir. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; A Centennial History. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 1970.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +N520 .W5

Annual Torrence C. Harder Endowed Lecture, Christopher Benfey, Adoption by Wolves: Taking in Kipling

  • Bonamy, Dobree. Rudyard Kipling: Realist and Fabulist. London, New York: Oxford U.P., 1967.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: VE .K625 .zd
  • Holloway, Sara. Family Wanted: Adoption Stories. London: Granta, 2005.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: HV875 .F147 2005
  • Kipling, Rudyard. The Jungle Book. London: Macmillan, 1899.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PZ3.K629 Ju
  • Lopez, Barry Holstun. Of Wolves and Men. New York: Scribner, 1978.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: QL737.C22 L66

Book Talk, Megan Marshall, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

  • “Dial”. 1840-1844.
    • Location: Cutter Classification (Rare)
    • Call Number: $⁰P .D6
  • Dall, Caroline Wells Healey. Margaret and Her Friends; or, Ten Conversations With Margaret Fuller Upon the Mythology of the Greeks and Its Expression in Art. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1895.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: 2RG .D16
  • Hudspeth, Robert N. The Letters of Margaret Fuller. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1983.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PS2506 .A4 1983
  • Marshall, Megan. The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: CT275.P412 M37 2005

Lecture, Elliot Bostwick Davis, The Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Designs of the Past, Present and Future

  • Craven, Wayne. Sculpture in America. New York: Crowell, 1968.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: UI5 +C84
  • Darragh, Joan. Museum Design: Planning and Building for Art. New York: Oxford University Press in association with the American Federation of Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, 1993.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +NA6695 .D37 1993
  • Howard, Hugh. The Painter's Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: N7628.W3 H42 2009
  • McKibbin, David. Sargent's Boston: With an Essay & a Biographical Summary & a Complete Check List of Sargent's Portraits. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1956.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: U9 +Sa7 +m