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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION    

Title
Little Blue Books Collection

Collection Number
SC 135

OCLC Number
In-process

Creator 
Various

Provenance 
Purchase from Haldeman-Julius Company of Girard, Kansas, c1974-1975.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The collection is comprised of 10 linear inches of books and pamphlets published between 1922 and 1950 by the Haldeman-Julius Company of Girard, Kansas.

Arrangement and Processing Note
The collection is arranged numerically by "Little Blue Book" number.
Finding aid updated and revised by Kristen J. Nyitray in April 2020.

Language
English 

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

Citation 
[Item], [Box], Little Blue Books Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
Little Blue Books are a series of small staple-bound books published from 1919 through 1978 by the Haldeman-Julius Publishing Company of Girard, Kansas. They were extremely popular, and achieved a total of 300-500 million booklets sold over the series' lifetime.

Subjects
Haldeman-Julius, E. -- (Emanuel), -- 1889-1951.
Haldeman-Julius, Marcet, -- 1887-1941.
Haldeman-Julius Company.
Little blue book.
Publishers and publishing -- United States -- History.
Books -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Paperbacks -- Publishing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Haldeman-Julius, E. -- (Emanuel), -- 1889-1951
Books.
Paperbacks -- Publishing.
Publishers and publishing.
United States.

INVENTORY

Box 1

Little Blue Book Number: 27
Title: The Last Days of a Condemned Man
Author: Victor Hugo
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 43
Title: Marriage and Divorce
Author: Horace Greeley & Dale Owen
Date: March 1, 1860

Little Blue Book Number: 83
Title: The Evolution of Marriage
Author: Leo Markun
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 122
Title: Debate on Spiritualism
Author: Conan Doyle and Joseph McCabe
Date: 1922

Little Blue Book Number: 205
Title: Artemus Ward His Book
Author: E. Haldeman-Julius
Date: 1860

Little Blue Book Number: 220
Title: Senator Vest's Tribute to a Dog and other Dog Lore
Author: Clarice Cunningham
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 228
Title: Plain Talks with Husbands and Wives
Author: Havelock Ellis & George Sylvester Viereck
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 270
Title: Contemporary Portraits Volume 2
Author: Frank Harris
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 291
Title: Mark Twain's Jumping Frog and Other Humorous Tales
Author: Mark Twain, Edited by E. Haldeman-Julius
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 470
Title: Jazz Music: What It Is and How to Understand It
Author: Isaac Goldberg
Date: 1927

Little Blue Book Number: 476
Title: Gilbert and Sullivan: A Handbook to the Famous Operettas
Author: Isaac Goldberg
Date: 1927

Little Blue Book Number: 634
Title: A Captain of Industry: Being the Story of a Civilized Man Volume 1
Author: Upton Sinclair
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 644
Title: Women Who Have Lived for Love
Author: Leo Markun
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 727
Title: Your Affections Emotions & Feelings
Author: Vance Randolph
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 743
Title: Great Christian Hymns
Author: Nelson Antrim Crawford
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 789
Title: U.S. Marriage and Divorce Laws
Author: Frank O. Eagin
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 961
Title: Humorous Verse: 17th & 18th Century: An Anthology
Author: E. Haldeman-Julius
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 964
Title: How to Be Happy Though Married
Author: James Oppenheim
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 985
Title: A Psycho-Analysis of America
Author: James Oppenheim
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 859
Title: The Enjoyment of Music
Author: Isaac Goldberg
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 1053
Title: A Guide to New York City's Strange Sections
Author: Clement Wood
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 1063
Title: The Psychology of Laughter
Author: Leo Markun
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 1225
Title: How to Avoid Marital Discords
Author: Gloria Goddard
Date: n.d.

Box 2

Little Blue Book Number: 1310
Title: Snyder-Gray Murder Echoes
Author: Robert T. Griebling
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 1320
Title: How to Get a Husband
Author: Betty Van Deventer
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 1379
Title: President Harding's Illegitimate Daughter
Author: Isaac Goldberg
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 1423
Title: Is the U.S. Immigration Law Beneficial? A Debate Clarence Darrow vs. Lothrop Stoddard
Author: E. Haldeman-Julius
Date: 1929

Little Blue Book Number: 1436
Title: Strange Marriage Customs
Author: Leo Markun
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 1491
Title: The Power of Women
Author: Konrad Bercovici
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: 1814
Title: How to Choose a Mate Scientifically
Author: undetermined
Date: 1941

Little Blue Book Number: 1819
Title: How to Understand Criminology and Penology
Author: Dr. John H. Burma, PH.D.
Date: 1943

Little Blue Book Number: 1828
Title: Bunk About Marriages
Author: Joseph McCabe
Date: 1948

Little Blue Book Number:
Title: Free Catalogue Containing List of Five Hundred Great Books In Fit-the-Pocket-Size
Author: undetermined
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: B-475
Title: The Truth About Aimee Semple McPherson: A Symposium
Author: Louis Adamic, Edward Campbell, Mike Schindler, Robert B. Mason
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: B-476
Title: Slayers of Superstition: A Popular Account of Some of the Leading Personalities of the Deist Movement
Author: E. Royston Pike
Date: n.d.

Little Blue Book Number: B-501
Title: The Blood Soaked Career of Monnie Parker: How Bandit Clyde Barrow and his Cigar Smoking Moll Fought It out with the Law
Author: W.R. & Mabel Draper
Date: 1946

Little Blue Book Number: B-503
Title: On the Trail of Pretty Boy. Floyd: A Reporters Thrilling Report of an Outlaw. s Story
Author: W.R. Draper
Date: 1946

Little Blue Book Number: B-519
Title: How Comic Strips are Made: Why They Have Enormous Influence on American Thought and Custom
Author: Russ WinterBotham
Date: 1946

Little Blue Book Number: B-644
Title: The Wisdom of Clarence Darrow
Author: Introduction by John W. Gunn
Date: 1947

Little Blue Book Number: B-715
Title: Atlantis The Lost Continent: A Summary of the Evidence, Pro and Con, for the Existence of Such an Island
Author: Hereward Carrington, PH.D.
Date: 1948

Little Blue Book Number: B-784
Title: Quotable Quotes: A Book of Short, Jabby, Verbal Life Savers, To put Sparkle into what would Otherwise be a Dull and Trite Stream of Gab
Author: Bonny T. Ward
Date: 1948

Little Blue Book Number: B-807
Title: Arguments in Support of Suicide: Instead of Being Cowardly, Self-Destruction Can be Manly and Noble
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Date: [1949]

Little Blue Book Number: B-814
Title: My Second 25 Years: Instead of a Footnote
Author: E. Haldeman-Julius
Date: 1949

Little Blue Book Number: B-850
Title: Haldeman-Julius and Upton Sinclair: The Record of a Long Collaboration
Author: Albert Mordell
Date: 1950

Little Blue Book Number: 5228
Title: Clarence Darrow's Plea in Defense of Loeb and Leopold
Author: Clarence Darrow
Date: August 1924

Little Blue Book Number:
Title: Clarence Darrow's Two Great Trials: Reports of the Scopes Anti-Evolution Case and the Dr. Sweet Negro Trial
Author: Marcet Haldeman-Julius
Date: 1927

Little Blue Book Number:
Title: Ideas that have Helped Mankind: A Philosopher's Look at Man's Long History, Points to the Things that Moved him Forward, and Shows What We Must Do in the Near Future If Civilization is to Continue to Grow
Author: Bertrand Russell
Date: 1946

Little Blue Book Number:
Title: Scientific Humanism: It's Origins, Teachings and Social Program: An Outline of the Philosopher that may Provide a Basis for the Integration of the Worlds Great Cultures
Author: Oliver L. Reiser
Date: 1946

Little Blue Book Number:
Title: The Story of the Shakers: The Facts About the Most Fantastic Church in America
Author: Louis K. Henderson
Date: 1945