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Grace Julian Clarke scrapbooks

Identifier: V422

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.


  • 1845-1925


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

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 1887. 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 these subjects. 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. Source: Wright, Martha. “Grace Julian Giddings Clarke.” The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indianapolis: IU Press, 1994.


0.01 Cubic Feet (15 volumes)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Grace Julian Clark on 1930/03/24, 1930/04/19, 1930/06/27, and 1936/08/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Andrea Bean Hough. Revised and updated 2007/03 by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson. Finding aid updated 2015/11/13 by Edythe Huffman. Finding aid updated 2018/02/14 by Bethany Fichter. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/05 by Lauren Patton.
Grace Julian Clarke scrapbooks
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.