These lists include monographs only, though the Alcott Collection has many copies of individual essays and journal articles dealing with Alcott and her works. These articles can be found through a search of the library catalog.
Bedell, Madelon. The Alcotts: biography of a family. New York: Carkson N. Potter, 1980
Elbert, Sarah. A hunger for home: Louisa May Alcott and Little Women. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984.
Meigs, Cornelia. The story of the author of Little Women: Invincible Louisa. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1934.
Reisen, Harriet. Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. New York: Henry Holt, 2009.
Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1018 .R45 2009
Saxton, Martha. Louisa May: a modern biography of Louisa May Alcott. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
Shealy, Daniel. Alcott in her own time: a biographical chronicle of her life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2005.
Stern, Madeleine B. Louisa May Alcott: a biography (new edition). Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1999.
Delamar, Gloria T. Louisa May Alcott and “Little women”: biography, critique, publications, poems, songs, and contemporary relevance. Jefferson, North Carolina; London: McFarland & Company, 1990.
Louisa May Alcott: the contemporary reviews. Edited by Beverly Lyon Clark. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Payne, Alma J. Louisa May Alcott: a reference guide. Boston: GK Hall, 1980.
Stern, Madeleine B. Louisa May Alcott: from blood & thunder to hearth & home. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998.
Trites, Roberta Seelinger. Twain, Alcott, and the birth of the adolescent reform novel. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2007.
Williams, Susan S. Reclaiming authorship: literary women in America, 1850-1900. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.