Saturday, June 29, 2013


Bettag, Claire Mire. French genealogy research. REF—GENEALOGY 929.1

Boehning, Ross William. Boehning family research index. REF—STACKS 929.3778 vols. 1 & 2

Boyd, Gregory A. (Gregory Alan). Family maps of LaGrange County, Indiana : with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries,railroads, and more. REF—GENEALOGY 912.772

Boyd, Gregory A. (Gregory Alan). Family maps of Polk County, Missouri : with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more. REF—GENEALOGY 912.778

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. American cemetery research. REF—GENEALOGY 929.1

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. Italian genealogy research. REF-GENEALOGY 929.1

Coldham, Peter Wilson. Maryland and Virginia convict runaways, 1725-1800: a survey of English sources. REF—GENEALOGY 929.375

Daughters of the American Revolution. Olde Town Fenton Chapter (Fenton, Mo.). Fenton, Missouri area cemeteries / prepared by Olde Town Fenton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution / [edited by Eleanor Gibson]. REF—GENEALOGY 929.3778

Gormley, Myra Vanderpool. Cherokee genealogy research. REF—GENEALOGY 929.1

Grenham, John. Tracing your Irish ancestors : the complete guide. REF-GENEALOGY 929.1

Hendrickson, Nancy. Discover your family history online : a step-by-step guide to starting your genealogy search. REF—GENEALOGY 929.1

Humphrey, John T. Pennsylvania genealogy research. REF—GENEALOGY 929.1

Meyerink, Kory L. U.S. federal census records. REF—GENEALOGY 929.1

McGinnis, Carol. Virginia genealogy research. RE—GENEALOGY 929.1

Mitchell, Brian. Irish genealogy research. REF—GENEALOGY 929.1

Morgan, George G. How to do everything genealogy. REF—GENEALOGY 929.1

National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters, 1607-1861. Lineage Book, 2011. REF—GENEALOGY 929.3

Rose, Christine. The complete idiot's guide to genealogy. REF—GENEALOGY 929.1

Sykes, Bryan. DNA USA: a genetic portrait of America. CIRC—GENEALOGY 599.9350973

Weant, Kenneth. Civil war records. Finding aid to Missouri Enrolled Militia infantry regiments and Union troops. REF—GENEALOGY 929.3778

Weant, Kenneth. Missouri Intelligencer excerpts, 1820-1929 / compiled by Kenneth E. Weant. REF—GENEALOGY 929.3778


The following books discuss the Allied conquest of Sicily and the Italian Peninsula during World War II. Abbreviations include:

Library branches:

BU: Buder Branch
CO: Carondelet Branch
CP: Carpenter Branch
DA: Julia Davis Branch
SC: Schlafly Branch
WA: Walnut Park Branch

Central Library locations:

HG: History, Geography, & Travel Room
ST: Stacks

Atkinson, Rick. The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944. New York: Henry Holt, 2007. HG—940.54215

Botjer, George F. Sideshow War: The Italian Campaign, 1943-1945. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1996. ST—940.54215

D'Este, Carlo. Bitter Victory: The Battle for Sicily, 1943. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1988.ST—940.5421

Franklin, Robert J. Medic! How I Fought World War II with Morphine, Sulfa, and Iodine Swabs. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006. BU—940.5475092

Gibran, Daniel K. The 92nd Infantry Division and the Italian Campaign in World War II. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland, 2001. DA—940.541273 Hargrove, Hondon B. Buffalo Soldiers in Italy: Black Americans in World War II. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland, 1985. ST, WA—940.5412

Kershaw, Alex. The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau. New York: Crown, 2012. BU, CO, SC—940.541273

Neillands, Robin. Eighth Army: The Triumphant Desert Army That Held the Axis at Bay from North Africa to the Alps, 1939-1945. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 2004. HG—940.541241

Parker, Matthew. Monte Cassino: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II. New York: Doubleday, 2004.HG, CP—940.5421562

Wallace, Robert. The Italian Campaign. Alexandria, Va: Time-Life Books, 1978.ST—940.5421

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Books about the St. Louis Browns baseball team (1902-1953):


Central Library locations:
ELB—Entertainment, Literature, & Biography Room
STL—St. Louis Room

Branch libraries:
BU—Buder Branch
CO—Carondelet Branch
CP—Carpenter Branch
DA—Julia Davis Branch
DI—Divoll Branch
KI—Kingshighway Branch
MA—Machacek Branch
SC—Schlafly Branch
WA—Walnut Park Branch

Bjarkman, Peter C. Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Team Histories. Westport, CT: Meckler, 1991. ST, STL, BU, CO, CP, DA, DI, KI, MA, SC—796.35764

Borst, Bill. Ables to Zoldak. St. Louis: St. Louis Browns Press, 1988. ST, STL—796.35764

Borst, Bill. The Best of Seasons: The 1944 St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co, 1995. ST, STL, BA—796.35764

Borst, Bill. The Brown Stocking. St. Louis: St. Louis Browns Press, 1985. ST, STL, BU, CP—796.35764

Borst, Bill. Last in the American League: An Informal History of the St. Louis Browns. St. Louis, Mo: Krank Press, 1978. ST—796.35764

Borst, Bill. Still Last in the American League: The St. Louis Browns Revisited. West Bloomfield, Mich: Altwerger and Mandel Pub. Co, 1992. ST, DA—796.35764

Borst, Bill. We Could Have Finished Last Without You: The St. Louis Browns, 1902-53. St. Louis, MO: Krank Press, 1985. ST, STL—796.35764

Caillault, Jean-Pierre. A Tale of Four Cities: Nineteenth Century Baseball's Most Exciting Season, 1889, in Contemporary Accounts. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co, 2003. ST—796.35764

Dickson, Paul. Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick. New York: Walker & Comp, 2012. ELB—B-VEECK

Godin, Roger A. The 1922 St. Louis Browns: Best of the American League's Worst. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland, 1991. ST—796.35764

Golenbock, Peter. The Spirit of St. Louis: A History of the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns. New York: Spike, 2000. ST, STL, CB, CO, CP, DA, MA, SC, WA—796.3576409

Hawkins, John C. This Date in Baltimore Orioles & St. Louis Browns History. New York: Stein and Day, 1983. ST—796.35764

Heidenry, John, and Brett Topel. The Boys Who Were Left Behind: The 1944 World Series between the Hapless St. Louis Browns and the Legendary St. Louis Cardinals. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006. ST, STL, BU, SC—796.35764

Heller, David A. As Good As It Got: The 1944 St. Louis Browns. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003. ST, STL, BU, CO—796.35764

Hetrick, J T. Chris Von Der Ahe and the St. Louis Browns. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 1999. STL, MA—796.35764

Mead, William B. Even the Browns. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1978. ST—796.35764

O'Neill, Dan, William E. Mathis, and Ellie Jones. Sportsman's Park: The Players, the Fans & the Game : 1940-1965. Chesterfield, MO: Mathis-Jones Communications, 2007. STL, BU, CP, WA—Oversize 796.3576409

Peterson, Richard F. The St. Louis Baseball Reader. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2006. ST, STL, BU, CP, DA, KI, SC—796.35764

Steinberg, Steve. Baseball in St. Louis, 1900-1925. Charleston, S.C: Arcadia Pub, 2004. ST, STL, BU, CO, CP, DA, DI, MA, SC—796.35764

Van Lindt, C. One Championship Season: The Story of the 1944 St. Louis Browns. New York: Marabou Pub, 1994 STL, BU, KI—796.35764


Beginning on 1 July 2013, the City of St. Louis will start to enforce parking violations in the downtown area on Saturdays. The meters will be checked between the hours of 8 AM and 7 PM.

Library users will still normally have the option of parking on the lot we own located at 15th and Olive Streets (directly behind the Campbell House Museum). You can drive directly onto the lot, but will need to pick up a token at the circulation desk in the Great Hall (2nd Floor) in order to exit the lot.

Meters will still not be checked on Sundays (the first floor only of Central Library is open on Sundays from 1 PM-5 PM).

Thursday, June 13, 2013


The following books about World War I are all located at Central Library (1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63013).


ST--Stacks (ask at any service desk)
STL--St. Louis Room (3rd Floor)
HGT--History, Geography, & Travel Room (3rd Floor)
ELB--Entertainment, Literature, & Biography Room (2nd Floor)

Bornemann, L H, and Jill Borage. Hometown Heroes: War Memories Through Their Eyes. St. Louis, Mo: Sappington-Concord Historical Society, 2003. ST, STL—977.866

Detjen, David W. The Germans in Missouri, 1900-1918: Prohibition, Neutrality, and Assimilation. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1985. ST, STL—977.8

DeWitt, Petra. Searching for the Roots of Harassment and the Meaning of Loyalty: A Study of the German-American Experience in Missouri During World War I. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Services, 2005. ST—977.800431

Ferrell, Robert H. Collapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2004. HGT—940.436

Ferrell, Robert H. Unjustly Dishonored: An African American Division in World War I. Columbia, Mo: University of Missouri Press, 2011. HGT—940.403

Gibbs, Christopher C. The Great Silent Majority: Missouri's Resistance to World War I. Columbia, Mo: University of Missouri Press, 1988. ST, STL—940.31

History of the Missouri National Guard. Jefferson City, 1934. ST—353.9

Kenamore, Clair. From Vauquois Hill to Exermont: A History of the Thirty-Fifth Division of the United States Army. St. Louis: Guard Publishing Co, 1919. ST—940.91

Shay, Michael E. Revered Commander, Maligned General: The Life of Clarence Ransom Edwards, 1859-1931. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2011. ELB—B EDWARDS

Triplet, William S, and Robert H. Ferrell. A Youth in the Meuse-Argonne: A Memoir, 1917-1918. Columbia, Mo: University of Missouri Press, 2000. ELB-B TRIPLET

Wright, William M, and Robert H. Ferrell. Meuse-Argonne Diary: A Division Commander in World War I. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2004. ST—940.436