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A 105-Year Old Who Helped Embroider HistoryAmes, Lynne1993New York Times 17 January 1993Article includes information on Hillary Clinton, Florence Harding, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
200 Years of the American PresidencyAmerican Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural Committee1989Washington, D.C.: Walsworth Publishing 
The 42 First Ladies: Their Place in HistoryKlemesrud, Judy1983New York Times 6 December 1983A report on the Hunter College conference entitled “The First Lady.”
A-Dressing the NationGage, Elani2005People Magazine 7 February 2005Article on what the Bush women wore to the second inauguration.
Abolish HerGreer, Germaine1995New Republic 26 June 1995Greer’s argument for doing away with the role of First Lady, looking specifically at Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
* The Adams WomenNagel, Paul1987New York: Oxford University Press 
An Affair of State 2003People Magazine 2 June 2003Comparison between state dinners under the Bushes and the Clintons.
* All the Presidents’ Children: Triumph and Tragedy in the Lives of America’s First FamiliesWead, Douglas2003New York: Simon & Schuster 
* All the President’s KinKellerman, Barbara1981New York: Free Press 
All the Presidents' Wives; Dozens of Writers are Taking Second Looks at the First Ladies and their Influential RolesDawson, Bill2005Minneapolis Star Tribune 8 August 2005Mentions that 31 books have been written about First Ladies in the past eighteen months, as First Ladies are now being taken more seriously than a generation ago.
All The President’s WomenRobertson, Rebecca2005ARTnews December 2005Coverage of a photography exhibition called “First Ladies” by Jean-Pierre Khazem at Sperone Westwater in New York
American First LadiesWatson, Robert P., ed.2006Pasadena, CA: Salem Press 
* American First Ladies: Their Lives and Their Legacies. 2nd editionGould, Lewis L., ed.2001New York: Routledge 
American First Ladies, a Study in Persuasion: Professor Lewis GouldMcKee, Victoria1988The Times of London 9 September 1988Dr. Lewis L. Gould, historian at the University of Texas, weighs in on the importance of First Ladies, after having pioneered the first university class on the subject.
American Heroes  2009Pasadena, CA: Salem PressBrief biographical sketches cover the basic biographical information and explain how the subject contributed to the greatness of America.
American Made: New White House Pastry ChefBurros, Marian, and Rozanne Gold2004New York Times 1 September 2004Article discusses succession of Thaddeus R. DuBois to the position of White House pastry chef.
* American Presidential FamiliesBrogan, Hugh, and Charles Mosley1993New York: Macmillan 
* America’s First Families: An Inside View of 200 Years of Private Life in the White HouseAnthony, Carl Sferrazza2000New York: Touchstone 
America’s First LadiesCaroli, Betty Boyd1989American History Illustrated 1989 
* America’s First Ladies: Private Lives of the Presidential WivesHealy, Diana Dixon1988New York: Atheneum 
* America’s First Ladies: Their Uncommon Wisdom, from Martha Washington to Laura BushAdler, Bill2002Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishers 
* America’s First Ladies, 1865 to the Present DayChaffin, Lillie D., and Miriam Butwin1968Minneapolis: LernerBiographical sketches of every First Lady from Eliza Johnson to Rosalynn Carter.
America’s Leading LadiesSchuman, Michael2004Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch 2 May 2004Article on the National First Ladies Library.
* America’s Most Influential First LadiesAnthony, Carl Sferrazza1992Minneapolis: Oliver PressFor readers grades 5-7.
Artist Portrays All First Ladies: Statuettes in Period Garb Are to Be Displayed This Week to Aid Hospital 1951New York Times 27 May 1951 
As First Ladies GoHess, Stephen1981Hartford Courant 29 May 1981Brookings Institute Fellow Stephen Hess believes that most First Ladies have served the country well.
Barbara Bush and Abigail Adams are a Sorority of TwoGay, Wayne Lee2001Fort Worth Star-Telegram 18 January 2001 
Behind Every Successful President: The Hidden Power and Influence of America's First LadiesAnderson, Alice E., and Hadley V. Baxendale1992New York: Shapolsky Publishers, Inc.Based on secondary sources, this book devotes short biographical chapters to First Ladies from Lou Henry Hoover through Barbara Bush.
Behind the Scenes First Ladies are First Advisors 2004USA Today 14 June 2004Article discussing the ways in which presidential souses have influenced public policy mentions Edith Wilson’s role in the wake of President Wilson’s stroke.
Betty Ford to Michelle Obama: How Six First Ladies Have Changed the OfficeKaras, David, and Chloe Stepney2011Christian Science Monitor 12 July 2011Examines how the six first ladies after the recently deceased Mrs. Ford built on the work she did to continue the evolution of the office of the First Lady.