Welcome to the digital bibliography of the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee. Affectionately called the EMKE DigBib, this resource can help you locate publications and resources related to the history of Milwaukee, its surrounding area, and the broader topics of study covered in our entries.
The EMKE DigBib is a digital companion to our spinoff print project, the Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee, published in 2014 by Marquette University Press. The 344-page Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee contains citations for more than 2,000 works relating to the history of the Milwaukee area, organized into nineteen topical chapters. The EMKE DigBib includes the contents of the “For Further Reading” lists at the ends of the EMKE entries and new work that has been published since 2014. The EMKE DigBib is organized into the same topical areas used in the Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee and can be filtered according to these areas, much like our image library. With a few exceptions, the EMKE DigBib does not duplicate the contents of the Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee. We encourage you to consult both the EMKE DigBib and the Bibliography of the Metropolitan Milwaukee for resources that can help answer your research questions and further your understanding of Milwaukee and its nearby communities.
The EMKE DigBib will be periodically updated as future scholarship is released. If you are the author of or know about a book or article relating to the history of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, or Washington County that is not included, please let the EMKE editors know using the “Contact Us” link.
Aaron, Hank, with Lonnie Wheeler. I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story. New York: Harper Collins, 1991.Categories: Biographies
Abnet, Dustin A. “Radical Union: Gender, Personality, and Politics in the Marriage of Meta and Victor Berger.” Master’s thesis, Miami University, 2006.Categories: Biographies, Gender and Sexuality, Politics, Law, and Government
Apps, Jerry. Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus Success. Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 2005.Categories: Biographies, Recreation and Leisure
Baggot, Andy. Robin Yount: The Legend Lives On. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Brewers Publications, 1995.Categories: Biographies, Recreation and Leisure
Bailey, John. The Life and Works of General Charles King 1844-1933. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1998.Categories: Biographies
Baker, H. Robert. The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2006).Categories: Biographies, Politics, Law, and Government
Bank, Michaela. “Mathilda Franziske Anneke: Powerful Translator.” Chapter 2 in Women of Two Countries German-American Women, Women’s Rights, and Nativism, 1848-1890, 68-110. New York, NY: Berghahn Books, 2012.Categories: Biographies, Gender and Sexuality
Barbee-Wooten, Daphne. Justice for All: Selected Writings of Lloyd A. Barbee. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2017.Categories: Biographies, Politics, Law, and Government, Race and Ethnicity
Beitzinger, Alfons J. Edward G. Ryan: Lion of the Law. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1960.Categories: Biographies, Politics, Law, and Government
Berger, Meta. A Milwaukee Woman’s Life on the Left: The Autobiography of Meta Berger. Edited by Kimberly Swanson. Madison, WI: State Historical of Wisconsin, 2001.Categories: Biographies, Gender and Sexuality
Bergland, Martha, and Paul G. Hayes. Studying Wisconsin: The Life of Increase Lapham, Early Chronicler of Plants, Rocks, Rivers, Mounds and All Things Wisconsin. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2014.Categories: Biographies, Natural Environment
Berquist, Goodwin, and Paul C. Bowers, Jr. Byron Kilbourn and the Development of Milwaukee. Milwaukee: Milwaukee County Historical Society, 2001.Categories: Biographies
Bittle, Berchmans. A Herald of a Great King: Stephen Eckert O.M. Cap. Milwaukee: St. Benedict the Moor Mission, 1933.Categories: Biographies, Religious Life and Institutions
Bleidorn, Eugene F. In My Time: Aspects and Perceptions of Personal Experiences. Milwaukee: n.p., 1994.Categories: Biographies
Bloch, Robert. Once Around the Bloch: An Unauthorized Autobiography. New York: TOR, 1993.Categories: Biographies
Borsuk, Alan. “Alverno College’s Sister Joel Read Was a Legend Among Us.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 27, 2017.Categories: Biographies, Education and Schools
Borsuk, Alan. “Not by the Book: Alverno’s Sister Joel Read Challenges the Conventional.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 21, 2000.Categories: Biographies, Education and Schools
Borsuk, Alan. “Read to Retire as Alverno Leader: In 34 Years at Helm, Innovator Led College to Prominence.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 23, 2002.Categories: Biographies, Education and Schools
Brancaforte, Charlotte L. Mathilde Franziska Anneke: An Essay on Her Life. s.l.: Charlotte L. Brancaforte and Joan Robertson, 1998.Categories: Biographies, Gender and Sexuality
Brehmer, Debra L. “The Handcrafted Universe of Mary Nohl.” Master’s thesis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1995.Categories: Arts and Culture, Biographies