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Miss America, 1945: Bess Myerson and The Year That Changed Our Lives

By Susan Dworkin
Newmarket Press, 1987

Queen Bess: An Unauthorized Biography of Bess Myerson
By Jennifer Preston
Contemporary Books, Inc, 1990

When She Was Bad: The Story of Bess, Hortense, Sukhreet & Nancy
By Shana Alexander
Random House, 1990 

Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers During World War II
By John Strausbaugh
Hachette Books, 2019

Looking for Miss America: A Pageant’s 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood
By Margot Mifflin
Counterpoint, 2020

Accent On Talent: New York’s High School of Music and Art
By Benjamin Steigman
Wayne State University Press, 1964

Hunter College
By Joan M. Williams
Arcadia Publishing, 2000

“Here She Comes, Miss America, 1949”
By Lillian Ross
The New Yorker, October 15, 1949

Archival material from the Anti-Defamation League, including ADL bulletins from 1946 and its 1946 annual report.


“The One and Only Jewish Miss America”
Documentary, released September 8, 2020 

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