Bibliography for Building a Flag Library

In a 1999 survey, the Association’s members recommended the books in this bibliography as the minimum necessary volumes to form the foundation for any well-rounded flag library.

Number Title Author(s) Date
1 Flags Through the Ages and Across the World Whitney Smith Ph.D. 1975
2 The World Encyclopedia of Flags Alfred Znamierowski 1999
3 The Flag Book of the United States Whitney Smith Ph.D. 1970 & 1975
4 So Proudly We Hail: The History of the United States Flag
Rear Admiral William Rea Furlong & Commodore Byron McCandless; Harold D. Langley (editor)
5 The Stars and The Stripes: The American Flag as Art and as History from the Birth of the Republic to the Present Boleslaw Mastai & Marie-Louise D’Otrange Mastai 1973
6 Flags of the World E.M.C. Barraclough & William G. Crampton Ph.D. (editors) (various editions from 1965)
7 Flags of the World: With 1197 Flags in Full Colors & 300 Additional Illustrations in Black and White Byron McCandless & Gilbert Grosvenor (National Geographic Magazine) 1917
8 Flags of the Native Peoples of the United States Donald T. Healy 1997
9 Standards and Colors of the American Revolution Edward W. Richardson 1982
10 Flags of the Confederacy—An Illustrated History Devereaux D. Cannon Jr. 1988
11 Ultimate Pocket Flags of the World Siobhán Ryan (editor)
12 Thirteen-Star Flags: Keys to Identification Grace Rogers Cooper 1973
13 Flag (Eyewitness Books) William G. Crampton Ph.D. 1989
14 Various national flag books William G. Crampton Ph,D, (editor) various
15 Das Große Flaggenbuch Ottfried Neubecker 1939 & 1992 facsimile
16 Flags and Arms Across the World Whitney Smith Ph.D. 1980
17 Flags at Sea Timothy Wilson 1986 & 1999
18 Guide to the Flags of the World Mauro Tolocci; Whitney Smith Ph.D. (editor) 1982
19 The History of the United States Flag from the Revolution to the Present, Including a Guide to Its Use and Display
Milo M.Quaife, Melvin J. Weig, & Roy E. Appleman 1961
20 Flags of American History David D. Crouthers 1962 & 1978