Juliet Rublee papers, 1915-1992 Rauner Manuscript MS-731

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Juliet Rublee papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-731

Collection Dates:


Size of Collection:

.75 linear ft., 1 box


Juliet B. Rublee (1875-1966), activist for women's rights including birth control. Consist of correspondence with Margaret Sanger, George Rublee and others as well as newsletters and brochures, documenting her involvement in women's rights, birth control and peace movements.

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Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

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Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Juliet Rublee contain correspondence with her husband George Rublee. Margaret Sanger, Harold Child, Norman Angell, Ann Kennedy. Elizabeth Morrow, Elizabeth Newman and Hugh de Selincourt, documenting Rublee's interest and support of suffrage and birth control. Newsletters, brochures and photographs are also included.


Juliet Barrett Rublee was born on March 2, 1875, in Chicago. Rublee was an heiress of the vast Barrett Roofing Company fortune. She received her formal education at the Farmington Boarding School and supplemented her studies with extensive reading. She also studied dance. In 1899, Barrett married George Rublee and they moved to Cornish, New Hampshire in 1907. Rublee was in the forefront of the suffrage and birth control movements. With her close friend Margaret Sanger, she helped organize the American Birth Control League in 1916, eventually becoming a member of its board and later its vice president. During World War I Rublee protested at an army training camp to allow women to be trained and become officers. In 1921, she was arrested for disseminating birth control information. Over the years Rublee's interest broadened to include spirituality, free love, mysticism, world peace and religion. She died on May 17, 1966.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series: 1, Papers, 1915-1992

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, 1915-1992

Access Restrictions


Box: 1

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Appeal to Bruno Richard Hauptman to confess to the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, typescript, undated
  • Folder: 2, Biographical information, 1982-1992
  • Folder: 3, Broadside advertisement for "Married Love," by Marie Stopes, undated
  • Folder: 4, Brochure: "An Amendment to the Federal Law Dealing with Contraception," published by American Birth Control League, undated
  • Folder: 5, Clippings, 1926-1933
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence: Norman Angell, 1915-1930
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Harold Child, 1924-1926
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: Hugh de Selincourt, 1925-1928
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: General, 1917-1939
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: General, undated
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence: Ann Kennedy, 1926-1928
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence: Elizabeth Morrow, 1930-1931
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence: Elizabeth Newman, 1936
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence: George Rublee, 1930-1932
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence: George Rublee, 1933-1935
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence: Margaret Sanger, 1915-1923
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence: Margaret Sanger, 1924-1926
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence: Margaret Sanger, 1927-1928
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence: Margaret Sanger, 1929-1931
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence: Margaret Sanger, 1932-1933
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence: Margaret Sanger, 1936-1938
  • Folder: 22, Correspondence: Margaret Sanger, undated
  • Folder: 23, Correspondence: Marie C. Stopes, 1918-1919
  • Folder: 24, Correspondence: Excerpts of letters of Havelock Ellis to Juliet Rublee, 1918
  • Folder: 25, Correspondence: Letters to Margaret Sanger from various friends, 1921-1928
  • Folder: 26, List of labor organizations and letters from union leaders, endorsing the People's Mandate to Governments to End War, sponsored by Women's International League of Peace and Freedom, 1935
  • Folder: 27, Newsletter: "Birth Control News Letter," published by the National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, February, 1936
  • Folder: 28, News Releases: "National Broadcasting Company," National Press Building, May 3, 1935
  • Folder: 29, News Releases: "National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control," Washington, DC, "Birth Control Bill Before Both Houses of Congress", undated
  • Folder: 30, News Releases: "Women's International League," Washington, DC, April 28, 1935
  • Folder: 31, Photographs, undated
  • Folder: 32, Power of Attorney, Harold Child to Juliet B. Rublee, April 22, 1925

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