In this section you'll find a variety of resources which we hope will be of benefit to collectors of the Haldeman-Julius Pocket Series and Little Blue Books. If you have something to contribute or think there's an important resource we've overlooked please let us know!.
Provides in-depth profiles on the thousands of books that constituted the various series over the decades! These profiles can be searched, browsed, sliced, diced, and sorted by dozens of criteria, allowing you great insight into title evolution, series inclusion, distribution, and attribution.
Browse our growing pictorial history of the dozens of wrapper styles that Pocket Series and Little Blue Book were issued in over the decades. Explore a diversity of design styles, discover which titles were issued in which wrappers, and uncover a variety of visual clues that can help with booklet dating.
Created as a preliminary introduction to the various series, and to provide a convenient, baseline reference point for booklet identification. Includes information on The Appeal's Pocket Series, People's Pocket Series, Appeal Pocket Series, Ten Cent Pocket Series, Five Cent Pocket Series, Pocket Series, and the Little Blue Books.
A continuation of our Series Identification Guide, this time with a specific focus on the various collections, libraries, sets and sub-series of the Little Blue Books.
Our unique search engine, supporting only resources of specific interest to Haldeman-Julius researchers, collectors and bibliophiles. When you preform a search here you can be certain that every single resource in your results is relevant, informative and substantive.
The research and material that set the stage for our work on the Gallery of Haldeman-Julius Pocket Series and Little Blue Book Wrappers. This four page article outlines the design parameters, elements, and criteria used to classify the Various Pocket Series and Little Blue Book Wrappers into coherant Named Design Styles.
An outstanding and in-depth exploration of the numerous incarnations of the The Appeal's Pocket Series and People's Pocket Series. Originally published in the Big Blue Newsletter, this version was updated by the author in March 2009. Our special thanks to Mr. Gibbs for allowing us to publish this work on our site.
An outstanding and in-depth exploration of the numerous incarnations of the Little Blue Book series. Originally published in the Big Blue Newsletter, this version was updated by the author in March 2009. Our special thanks to Mr. Gibbs for allowing us to publish this work on our site.
Our introduction to the Haldeman-Julius stable of authors, complete with a growing inventory of author biographies. New authors are added regularly, and older profiles updated as new facts are discovered.
A detailed exploration of the differences between seven copies of Thomas Paine's Common Sense (LBB #50), illustrating how various errors persist across multiple printings. Our special thanks to Dr. Palmer for allowing us to publish this work on our site.
Our tour of some of the more important education-related efforts in Little Blue Book history. Article includes considerable information on Haldeman-Julius' High School Educational Course, the Self Educator and "A University in Print".
We solicited some frank advice on caring for your collection from a select group of specialists: the curators of some of the most important Haldeman-Julius collections in America.
A collection of articles written by Emanuel Haldeman-Julius himself, lovingly reproduced from a variety of sources.
A reproduction of a truly fascinating article which originally appeared in the June 2, 1928 issue of the Haldeman-Julius Weekly. Special thanks to Sharon E. Neet, Professor of History, University of Minnesota, Crookston for providing this article to haldeman-julius.org!
A reproduction of an article which originally appeared in the April 30, 1921 issue of the Appeal to Reason. Special thanks to Sharon E. Neet, Professor of History, University of Minnesota, Crookston for providing this article to haldeman-julius.org!
Compiled with Haldeman-Julius collectors in mind, this gallery features photographs and scans of Little Blue Book displays, press equipment, shipping labels, important signatures and other items of similar interest.
Many academic institutions have made a concerted effort to gather substantial collections of Little Blue Books and related materials. These collections serve a vital role in our community, allowing us greater opportunities for exploration and comparison than our personal collections can afford.
The pursuits of any Haldeman-Julius collector often involves digesting a shocking volume of biographic and bibliographic material. From us to you: a reading list of vital materials that we hope will be of benefit.
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