Scope and Contents
The scrapbooks in the collection contain a wide of variety of clippings
regarding family, friends, articles regarding women’s suffrage, women’s clubs, World
War I, the League of Nations, Irvington, with several articles written by Clarke. There
are also pamphlets, cards, ribbons, photos, etc. included in the scrapbooks.
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This collection is open for research.
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Grace Giddings Julian was born on September 11, 1865 in Centerville, Wayne County.
She was the daughter of U.S. Representative George W. and Laura Giddings Julian.
The Julian family moved to Irvington in 1873 after Rep. Julian retired from Congress.
She attended Butler University, receiving a bachelor degree in philosophy in 1884 and a
master degree in philosophy in1885. She married Charles B. Clarke, an attorney, in
Clarke was active in a variety of women's organizations, including the Irvington
Women's Club, the Indiana Federation of Clubs, the National American Woman
Suffrage Association, and the General Federation of Women's Clubs. She was
extremely active in the Suffrage and Women’s rights movement and often lectured on
She was also involved in the Federal Employment Bureau of Indianapolis and the
Indiana City Plan Commission, and was an active supporter of the League of Nations.
For 18 years she was a feature writer for the Indianapolis Star. Clarke also wrote two
books about her father, George W. Julian: Some Impressions and George W. Julian.
She died on June 18, 1938 in Indianapolis and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Wright, Martha. “Grace Julian Giddings Clarke.” The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indianapolis: IU Press,
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