Biographical Dictionaries (U.S.)

Alderman Reference
E 176 .A47
American Biography: A New Cyclopedia. New York: American Historical Society, 1916- . Vols. 1-13, 15, 35, 53, 58.

Includes many minor political figures of the nineteenth century. The arrangement within the volumes is not alphabetical; it is therefore necessary to consult the index at the end of each volume. Coverage begins with the year 1865.

Special Collections PS3523 .I58 Z99 .W6267 A66 1900
Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Ed. James G. Wilson and John Fiske. New York : D. Appleton and Company, 1887-1900, c1886. 7 vols.
Alderman Reference
E 176 .A659 1894
Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Ed. James G. Wilson and John Fiske. New York, D. Appleton, 1894-1900.

Contains over 15,000 “prominent native and adopted citizens of the United States . . . from the earliest settlement of the country. . . . The great aim has been to include all noteworthy persons of the New World.” The arrangement is alphabetical, and the volumes contain numerous plates.

Alderman Stacks
CS69 .A852
Armstrong, Zella. Notable Southern Families. Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974. 6 vols in 3.

Reprint of edition: Chattanooga: The Lookout Publishing Co., 1918-34. (Alderman Stacks CS69 .A85) Complete genealogies of selected southern families, most of them original settlers of Tennessee.

Alderman Stacks
E221 .B37 1997
Barthelmas, Della Gray. The signers of the Declaration of Independence : a biographical and genealogical reference. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1997.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-317) and index.

Special Collections
CS69.B64 1957
Boddie, John Bennett. Historical Southern Families. Redwood City, Calif.: Pacific Coast Publishers, 1957- 23 vols.? Library has vols. 1-10, 12-23.
Alderman Stacks
CS69.B82 1981
Burke’s Presidential Families of the United States. Ed. Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd. 2d ed. London: Burke’s Peerage Limited. 1981.

Includes native pedigree of each president, his lineage and descendants, and some collateral lines. There is a biography of each president, up to and including Ronald Reagan. Appendixes include a genealogy of Jefferson Davis, sketches of the vice-presidents, and tables showing royal descent of

Law 2nd Floor Reference
E176 .C73 1997
Concise Dictionary of American biography. 5th ed. New York : Scribner ; London : Simon & Schuster and Prentice Hall International, 1997. 2 v.
Alderman Reference
E176 .D563
Dictionary of American biography. New York, Scribner [1946?-58]

Reprint of the original 20 vol. ed. published 1928-37 with supplementary v. 21-22 which were added in 1944 and 1958. 22 vol. in 11.

ELECTRONIC (Available only from U.Va. locations.)

Alderman Stacks & Reference
CS69 .H4 1935
Henry, Reginald Buchanan. Genealogies of the Families of the Presidents. Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle, 1935.

“The principal object of this work [is] . . . to bring together . . . many genealogies and fragments of genealogies of the families of the Presidents.” The arrangement is chronological by president, and there is a comprehensive name index. Bibliography.

Alderman Reference
E176 .N28 1892
National Cyclopedia of American Biography. New York, J. T. White, 1892-1985. Vols. 1-63.

A very comprehensive American biographical dictionary. The standards for inclusion in the National Cyclopedia are less restrictive than those of the DAB. Because the arrangement is not alphabetical, it is necessary to consult the indexes.

Special Collections
E221 .P96 1997
Pyne, Frederick Wallace. Descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Camden, Me. : Picton Press, c1997-<c2000 > Lib. Has: v.2-7
Alderman Stacks
CS69.Z5 1955
Zorn, Walter Lewis. The Descendants of the Presidents of the United States of America. 2d rev. ed. Monroe, Mich.: By the Author, 1955.

Lineal descendants of the presidents.