Bibliography: Taft, Helen
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Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, From White House Princess to Washington Power BrokerCordery, Stacy A.2007New York: VikingThe only biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth written by an historian, Alice is based on Longworth's private papers and provides an insider's view of first ladies during Mrs L's sixty years in Washington (including her step-mother Edith Roosevelt).
* An American Family: The Tafts - 1678 to 1964Ross, Ishbel1964Cleveland: World Publishing CompanyThe multi-generational story of the Taft family has much information on the early and later years of Helen Taft.
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.
* America’s First Ladies: Their Uncommon Wisdom, from Martha Washington to Laura BushAdler, Bill2002Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishers 
* America’s Most Influential First LadiesAnthony, Carl Sferrazza1992Minneapolis: Oliver PressFor readers grades 5-7.
* Around the World with TaftMurray, Robert H.1909Detroit: F.B. Dickerson 
* As I Knew ThemStoddard, Henry L.1927New York: Harper & Brothers 
'At Homes' Begun By Cabinet Women 1932New York Times 8 December 1932Helen Taft among the distinguished women who assisted at an at-home hosted by Dolly Gann.
Aunt Delia Makes Taft Forget his Cares: Gives Pleasant Birthday Party for Him 1912New York Times 16 September 1912 
* The Autobiography of William Allen WhiteWhite, William Allen1946New York: Macmillan 
* Backstage in 1912Rosewater, Victor1932Philadelphia: Dorrance 
Backstairs at the White House 1979Los Angeles: Ed Friendly ProductionsIn this 1979 television mini-series, Julie Harris portrayed Helen Taft.
The Bearer of Pax Americana: The Philippine Career of William H. Taft, 1900-1903Escalante, Rene R.2007Quezon City, Philippines: New Day PublishersHistorian Escalante includes only a handful of references to Helen Taft in his study of Taft's governing role in the Philippines.
The Biography Channel Website: Helen Taft    : BiographyA page of the Biography Channel website providing a bit of information regarding Helen Taft. This website can be found here:
Bread, Roses, and Other Possibilities: the 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike in Historical MemoryRobbins, Mark W.2012Historical Journal of Massachusetts Summer 2012Mentions that First Lady Helen Taft wept when she heard (during the hearings concerning the 1912 Lawrence "Bread and Roses" textile strike) about the living conditions suffered by children whose parents worked in the textile mills in New England.
Brilliant Scene at Inaugural Ball 1909New York Times 5 March 1909 
* British Colonial Government After the American Revolution 1782-1820Manning, Helen Taft1933New Haven: Yale University PressBook written by the Taft’s daughter, who briefly acted as hostess during her mother’s stroke. The book does not mention the First Lady.
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of JournalismGoodwin, Doris Kearns2013New York: Simon & SchusterPolitical scientist and Pulitzer Prize winner Goodwin explores the election of 1912 and includes Edith Roosevelt and Helen H. Taft.
A Capital Vacation: Spring, When Cherry Trees are in Bloom, Is One of the Best Times to Enjoy Washington, D.C.'s Historic SitesStroh, Bess Zarafonitis1998National Parks March-April 1998Includes a brief mention of the history of the cherry trees and their connection to First Lady Helen Taft.
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.
A Centennial for a City in Bloom 2012Parks & Recreation April 2012Brief article about the cherry trees with a photograph of Helen Taft.
Cherry Blossom Time: 75th Anniversary Will Honor Cincinnati’s Nellie TaftAnthony, Carl Sferrazza1987Tristate Magazine (Cincinnati) 15 March 1987 
Cherry Blossom Time in WashingtonRoosevelt, Eleanor1938Reader’s Digest April 1938 
Cherry Blossoms are Painting the Capital PinkHolly, Derrill2006The Record (Bergen County, NJ) 19 March 2006Mentions the 27 March 1912 planting of the first trees by Helen Taft and the wife of the Japanese Ambassador.
Cherry Blossoms Have Reached Another Milestone Toward Peak BloomFritz, 16 March 2016Keeping an eye on Helen Taft's cherry trees to predict when they will bloom.
Cherry Trees in WashingtonKreiser, Christine M.2012American History April 2012Brief article about Mrs. Taft and the cherry trees from Japan includes the location of the two original trees.
* Children In the White HouseSadler, Christine1967New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons