Karen E. Hudson, “Paul R. Williams: A Legacy Of Style” (Rizzoli International Publication, Inc. 1993) A celebration of the career of the first African American member of the America Institute of Architects.

Roy Hager, Guy Clifton, “Johnson – Jeffries: Dateline Reno” (Piedmont Publishing 2010) Historic Account Of The Fight Of The Century.

William Loren Katz, “The Black West” (Ethrac Publications 1981) A documentary and pictorial history of the African American role in the westward expansion of the United States. Good Times ComingElmer R. Rusco, “Good Times Coming” (Greenwood Press 1975) Research of Negro history in the Midwest.






Quintard Taylor, “In Search Of The Racial Frontier: African Americans In The American West” (W. W. Norton & Company Inc. 1998) Review of African American history in the West between 1528 – 1990

Gerald Miller, “The Biggest Little Struggle: Black Activism In Reno 1954 – 1965” (2009) Thesis on Black activism in Reno. A Cry For HelpHelen Townsell, “A Cry ForHelp” (2010) A chronological history of a black community in Northern Nevada.






Elmer Rusco, “Not Like A River” (University Of Nevada Oral History Program 2004) Memoirs of a Activist Academic in Nevada. Boomtown SaloonsKelly J. Dixion, “Boomtown Saloons” (University Of Nevada Press 2005) Archaeological and historical view of Virginia City saloons.

 Jim BeckwourthElinor Wilson, “Jim Beckwourth” (University Of Oklahoma Press 1972) A celebration of a black mountain man, war chief, trader, trapper, explorer, guide & intupreter.