President’s Bookshelf Recommendations

AAUW State College established the Presidents’ Bookshelf at the Schlow Centre Region Library to recognize the service of former branch presidents. In collaboration with the outgoing president and using funds donated from our Branch, Schlow selects and purchases a book in her area of interest for its collection.

Be sure to borrow these selections honoring our past presidents from Schlow Library.

 

2019 – 2021 – Cindy HallWoman of No Importance, the Untold Story of Virginia Hall, WW2’s Most Dangerous Spy by Sonia Purnell

2017 – 2019 – Victoria Sanchez: Crazy Brave: A Memoir by Joy Harjo (Her memoir/autobiography),  and Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers on Community ed. by Heid E. Erdrich and Laura Tohe, Words like Thunder by Lois Beardslee

2015 – 2017 – Alison Franklin: Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thinmesh

2013 – 2017 – Billie WillitsShe Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton

2011 – 2015 – Charlene Harrison:  The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys’ Club by Eileen Pollack

2010 – 2013 – Candace Davison: Rocket girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist by George D. Morgan

2007 – 2011 – Talat AzharThe Obama Syndrome: Surrender at home, war abroad by Tariq Ali

2005 – 2009 – Jeanne Bullers WeberA History of Fashion and Costume. Early America, vol. 4 by Paige Weber

2001 – 2003 – Chriss Alynda SchultzBest Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

2001 – 2022 – Beth Ann ChristopolousLeadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way by Robin Gerber

1999 – 2001 – Dr. Anne Kusener Nelsen: What Every Successful Woman Knows by Janice Reals Ellig

1999 – 2001 Suzanne McCrae KerlinThe Wonder of Girls by Michael Gurian

1997 – 1999 – Cynthia Sue Ingold & Jacqueline Reisert Esposito: Betty Friedan and The Making of The Feminine Mystique by Daniel Horowitz

1993 – 1997 – Suzanne McCrae KerlinGround Zero: The Gender Wars in the Military by Linda Francke

1993 – 1995 – Nellie Girvin BoyleEnigma by Robert Harris

1991 – 1993 – Sarah Wayman KalinThe Pennsylvania Barn by Robert F. Ensminger

1991 – 1992 – Vonna McMillen JansmaLives of Career Women by Frances M. Carp

1990 – 1991 – Gail Alberini-EmmettSister’s Choice by Elaine Showalter

1989 – 1991 – Jean Brown ForsterJudevine by David Budbill

1987 – 1989 – Dr. Mary M. DupuisS.O.S. by Patricia Albjerg Graham

1985 – 1987 – Nancy Lewis StrotherThe Great Book of Post Impressionism by Diane Kelder

1983 – 1985 – Dr. Linda C. HigginsonGrand Obsession by Rosalynd Pflaum

1981 – 1983 – Dr. Linda C. HigginsonWomen of Academe by Nadya Aisenberg

1979 – 1981 – Jane McCormick Lewis: Our Hidden Heritage: Pennsylvania Women in History

1977 – 1979 – Elizabeth Kevin VogelyHow to Be Your Own Lawyer (Sometimes) by Walker L. Kantrowitz

1975 – 1977 – Sarah Ratcliff Godbey: Recreation, Park and Leisure Services by Geoffrey Godbey

1973 – 1975 – Trudy Foner Levine: Elana Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia 1646-1684 by Nicola Fusco

1971 – 1973 – Ingrid Pearson Holtzman: Cities of Destiny by Arnold Toynbee, editor

1969 – 1971 – Marjorie Weick Dunaway: Masterpieces of Fifty Centuries by the Metropolitan Museum of Art

1967 – 1969 – Dr. Marian B. Davison: Harrison Gray Otis: The Urbane Federalist by Samuel Eliot Morison

1965 – 1967 – Evelyn Chostner Marboe: Living with Sex by Richard Hettlinger

1963 – 1965 – Ann Graybill Cook: The Oxford History of the American People by Samuel Eliot Morison

1961 – 1963 – Louise Young Tukey: The American College edited by Nevitt Sanford

1959 – 1961 – Dr. E-tu Zen Sun: The Insecurity of Nations by Charles Yost

1957 – 1959 – Dr. Dorothy H. Veon: The Discipline of Power by George Ball

1955 – 1957 – Adelaide Hagerty Kendig: The Comprehensive High School by James B. Conant

1953 – 1955 – Evelyn M. Hensel: Disraeli by Robert Blake

1951 – 1953 – Dr. Pearl H. Guest: The Human Dimension by Hadley Cantril

1949 – 1951 – Mary Alice Zarger O’Brien: Games People Play by Dr. Eric Berne

1947 – 1949 – Edith Huntington Anderson: The Family by Margaret Mead and Ken Hyman

1945 – 1947 – Laura Mansfield Davis: George Bellows: Painter of America by Charles Hill Morgan

1943 – 1945 – Mabel E. Kirk: The Harding Era by Robert K. Murray

1941 – 1943 – Abbie Henby Cromer: The American People and China by A.T. Steele

1939 – 1941 – Helen Kalbfus FrearNew York Proclaimed by Victor Sawdon Pritchett

1937 – 1939 – Anna Fox Martin: The Poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Frost

1935 – 1937 – Helen Karns Champlin: Merchants and Masterpieces by Calvin Tompkins

1933 – 1935 – Winifred Toles Hurrell: Before Mark Twain by John Francis McDermott

1931 – 1933 – Dr. Jean Downey Amberson: New York Proclaimed by Victor Sawdon Pritchett

1929 – 1931 – Mary Drumond Dengler: The Oxford History of the American People by Samuel Eliot Morison

1927 – 1929 – Dr. Lucretia V. T. Simmons: Story of Education by Carrol Atkinson

1925 – 1927 Marguerite Heeman Newman: Clarification of the Monetary Standard by Will E. Matson

1922 – 1925 – Louise B. Moss: Prize Stories of 1968: The O. Henry Awards by William Abrahams

1921 – 1922 – Viola M. Tomhave: Richard Wagner by Robert Gutman

1919 – 1921 – Dr. Helen Duess Hill: Academic Women by Jesse Bernard

1918 – 1919 – Carolyn Buckhout Edwards: The Religious Speeches of Bernard Shaw by Warren S. Smith

1917 – 1918 – Emma Yarnell Vorse: Rum, Religion, and Votes: 12938 Reexamined by Ruth G. Silva

1916 – 1917 – Harriet Lyndon Cowell: Human Revolution by Ashley Montagu