Bibliography and Credits


The following sources were used in researching and preparing this exhibition:


American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC). Caring for Your Treasures: Books. [Information Sheet].


Anderson, Jerome E. “Family Record-Keeping: A Rich and Diverse Heritage.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Volume 90, No. 4, December 2002.


Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. “Looking for the Family Bible: Eleven Places to Check.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Volume 90, No. 4, December 2002.


Coleman, Margaret M. “Roots for the New Neighborhood of Beau Monde Estates.” The Montgomery County Story. Volume 23, No. 4, November 1980.


Gutjahr, Paul C. An American Bible: A History of the Good Book in the United States, 1777-1880. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1999.


Homer, Winslow. “The Family Record.” [Wood engraving] Harper’s Bazaar, August 28, 1875. Accessed at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (and the Metropolitan Museum of Art).


Library of Congress. Care, Handling, and Storage of Books. [Information Sheet.]


Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2012.


Mystic. “The Family Record.” Arthur’s Home Magazine (1861-1870). July 1864; 24, American Periodicals, pg. 39. Accessed via ProQuest.


Nudd, Jean. “Using Revolutionary War Pension Files to Find Family Information. Genealogy Notes.” Prologue Magazine, Volume 47, No. 2, Summer 2015.


Oakley, William H. The Old Fashioned Bible: As Sung by the Alleghanians. New York: W.H. Oakley and Company, 1856.


Philibert-Ortega, Gena. “Genealogy 101: #4 The Family Bible.” [Blog]., November 8, 2016.


Rising, Marsha Hoffman. “Examining and Analyzing the Family Bible.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Volume 90, No. 4, December 2002.


Rumball-Petre, E. Alfred Robert. America’s first Bibles: with a census of 555 extant Bibles. Portland, Me.: The Southworth-Anthoensen press, 1940. Accessed via HathiTrust.


Simms, P. Marion. The Bible in America: versions that have played their part in the making of the republic. New York: Wilson-Erickson, incorporated, 1936. Accessed via HathiTrust.


Sims, R. A manual for the genealogist, topographer, antiquary, and legal professor, consisting of descriptions of public records; parochial and other registers; wills; county and family histories; heraldic collections in public libraries, etc., etc.. London: J. R. Smith, 1856. Accessed via HathiTrust.


Sween Research Library. Montgomery History. Family Files. Vertical Files.


Wright, J. Early Bibles of America: being a descriptive account of Bibles published in the United States, Mexico and Canada. 3rd ed., rev. and enl. New York: T. Whittaker, 1894. Accessed via HathiTrust.




This exhibition was researched, photographed, and created by Claire McDonald, Volunteer Librarian at Montgomery History.


Special thanks to Sarah Hedlund, Montgomery History Archivist/Librarian for consultation, technical guidance, and support.


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