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Haldeman-Julius, Marcet (1887-1941) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Haldeman-Julius, Marcet (1887-1941)


Historical Note:

Marcet Haldeman-Julius (nee Anna Marcet Haldeman) was an American feminist, actress, playwright, civil rights advocate, editor, author, and bank president.

Marcet was born in Girard, Crawford, Kansas, on 18 Jun 1887, the daughter of physician Henry Winfield Haldeman and his wife Alice Addams. Alice was the sister of Jane Addams, 1931 Nobel Peace Prize Winner.

Marcet studied at the Rockford Seminary for Young Ladies and then the Dearborn Seminary in Chicago, until the death of her father in 1905, followed by Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. While at Bryn Mawr she became on of the closest friends and confidantes of the poet Marianne Moore. After three years she left the college to continue her stage acting, graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1910.

Marcet's parents ran the Bank of Girard. When her mother died in 1915, Marcet returned to her hometown where she took over managment of the bank. In 1916 she married activist and publisher Emanuel Julius. They both adopted the surname Haldeman-Julius. They wrote both separately and together.

They had two children, Alice (1917-1991) and Henry (1919-1990) and adopted a third, Josephine (b. 1910). Marcet and Emanuel separated in 1933. Marcet died of cancer on 13 Feb 1941.

Sources: Wikipedia



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