Bibliography: Polk, Sarah
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TitleAuthorYearPublisher/PublicationNotes
* Inaugural Issue of White House History 1983White House History Vol. 1, No. 1The inaugural issue of the journal White House History, published by the White House Historical Association. Copy 1- gift of Mary Regula; Copy 2- gift of Gloria A. Dongler
* 88 Years With Sarah PolkClaxton, Jimmie Lou Sparkman1972New York: Vantage Press 
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.
The Biography Channel Website: Sarah Polk    : Biography A page of the Biography Channel website providing a bit of information regarding Sarah Polk. The web page can be found here: http://www.biography.com/people/sarah-polk-9443646
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.
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.
* Daguerreotypes of President James K. Polk 1997White House History 1 JuneGift of Mary Regula
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.
The Diary of James K. Polk. 4 volsQuaife, Milo, M., ed1910Chicago: A. C. McClurg and Company 
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.
The Encyclopedia Britannica Website: Sarah Polk    : Encyclopedia BritannicaAn entry on the Encyclopedia Britannica website that provides a short biographical sketch of Sarah Polk and external links for further information. The entry can be found here: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/710808/Sarah-Polk
* Faith of the First LadiesMacGregor, Jerry and Marie Prys2006Grand Rapids: Baker Books 
Feisty First LadiesCole, Diane2006U.S. News & World Report 30 JanuaryOverview of the actions of various first ladies during times of war (Madison, Polk, Lincoln, McKinley, Edith Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Truman).
Feisty First LadiesCole, Diane2006U.S. News & World Report 30 January 2006Overview of the actions of various first ladies during times of war (Madison, Polk, Lincoln, McKinley, Edith Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Truman).
First First Ladies, 1789-1865: A Study of the Wives of the Early PresidentsWhitton, Mary Ormsbee2008Whitefish, MT: Kessinger PublishingThis is a facsimile reprint of the original 1948 edition which contains chapters on each of the early First Ladies delves into specific topics from their lives and careers in the White House.
First LadiesSchneider, Dorothy, and Carl J. Schneider2010New York: Facts On FileUpdated edition.
* The First LadiesKlapthor, Margaret Brown1989Washington, D.C.: White House Historical AssociationFor readers grades 6 and above.
* The First LadiesBarzman, Sol1970New York: Cowles 
* First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Barbara BushDeCesare, Linda1990New York: Random House 
First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama Caroli, Betty Boyd2009New York: Oxford University PressUpdated, fourth edition of Caroli's classic analysis of the successes, failings, and personalities of the 41 women who served as first ladies.
* The First Ladies: Martha Washington to Hillary ClintonSeward, James, and Lynda DeCesare1992Baltimore: Ottenheimer Publications 
* First Ladies: The Saga of the Presidents’ Wives and Their Power, 1961-1990, Vol. 2Anthony, Carl Sferrazza1991New York: Morrow 
First Ladies: Who Needs ThemMcGowan, Barbara2000USA Today 11 April 2000Mentions Margaret Taylor, Julia Grant, Jane Pierce, and Sarah Polk’s perception of herself as a full partner in her husband’s presidency.
* First Ladies: Women Who Called the White House HomeGormley, Beatrice1997New York: ScholasticFor readers grades 4-6.
First Ladies: A Biographical DictionarySchneider, Dorothy, and Carl J. Schneider2001New York: Checkmark Books 
First Ladies: A Profile of America's First Ladies; Michelle Obama to Martha WashingtonVander Pol, Stacie, ed.2009Seattle, WA: Pacific Publishing StudioProfiles of each First Lady; themes include sacrifices made and benefits gained.
First Ladies and the Press: Looking AheadBeasley, Maurine H.2006Media Report to Women Winter 2006Details how First Ladies have been represented by the media.
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