Emanuel Haldeman-Julius : Pocket Series and the Little Blue Books

Historical Notes

Part of the allure of Haldeman-Julius publications is in no small part the history and characters that surround them. Our Historical Notes section tries to capture and consolidate a variety of articles and resources which explore this history. Unlike our Resources for Collectors section, the content you'll find here was developed to appeal to both the collector and the just plain curious. If you think there's a topic or resource that deserves presentation here please let us know!.

What's Inside

Chronology of Important Events

Our working chronology of important events surrounding the Haldeman-Julius family and its pocket series publications.

The Appeal to Reason: Forerunner of Haldeman-Julius Publications

Tim Davenport's outstanding overview of Julius Augustus Wayland and The Appeal to Reason, the socialist press which paved the way for the Haldeman-Julius publications.

Haldeman-Julius Family Tree

Our collection of genealogical materials including family group sheets, ancestor and descendant trees, and downloadable GEDCOM files.

Famous Fans of the Little Blue Books

Consider yourself a Fan of the Little Blue Books? You're sure in great company!

A Few Words with Michelle Saxey

September 2009 interview with Michelle Saxey, the great-granddaughter of Emanuel Haldeman-Julius, and granddaughter of Henry Haldeman.

Scrapbook of Historic Curio

Our collection of photographs, imagery, and other tid-bits. See the scenes of historic Girard, the faces of the Haldeman-Julius family, and so much more.