Extent: 16.0 Linear Feet
Emanuel Haldeman-Julius, a newspaper publisher, opened a publishing house in Girard, Kansas, where he published small, inexpensive paperback books, including classic works of literature and essays on myriad topics, for the working and middle classes. The publications in the Little Blue Books Collection are arranged by number from 1 to 1914. Gaps in the numbering usually indicate missing titles.
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Scope and Contents: The publications in this collection are arranged by number from 1 to 1914. Gaps in the numbering usually indicate missing titles. Some numbers were never used such as 1832-1842 and some numbers were used more than once for different titles. Many of the titles in this collection show evidence that the copyright date was scratched off the printing plate indicating it is a later re-issue. Multiple copies of the same number in the collection may have different titles or are distinguished by a cover illustration or different cover stock. They are divided into two series: Unbound and Bound Volumes.