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This collection includes personal correspondence, photographs, photograph negatives, photocopies, newspapers, newspaper clippings, education material, military materials, real estate documents, and miscellaneous materials relating to the Haldeman-Julius family and descendants.

Emanuel Julius was born in Philadelphia in 1889. In 1915 he came to Girard, Kansas to work at the Appeal to Reason, then the nation’s largest socialist newspaper. Shortly after he arrived, he married a local bank heiress, Anna Marcet Haldeman (1887-1941), and the two hyphenated their last names. Haldeman-Julius took over the Appeal to Reason in 1919 and began his own publishing company, and is best remembered for publishing the Little Blue Books. Emanuel and Anna had three children, Alice (Haldeman-Julius) Deloach (1917–1991), and Henry Haldeman-Julius (1919-1990), they adopted Joesphine (Haldeman-Julius) Roselle (1910-?). Henry Haldeman and Donna Lou Haldeman-Bott (1929-2004) would have two children, Linda Karel Saxey (1949-2001) and Roger H. Haldeman (1950-1973).

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Business and Industry, Social Life and Customs

Size of Collection

1 linear foot

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0391

Saxey Collection of Emanuel Haldeman-Julius, 1889-1993



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