In spring 2019, Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas will be hosting a symposium honoring native Kansan and socialist publisher, Emanuel Haldeman-Julius . With help from his wife Marcet, Haldeman-Julius “revolutionized, if not created, mass-market publishing, making his products affordable to all.” Entitled Little Blue Books at 100: Haldeman-Julius’s Revolutionary Publishing Venture, the symposium will put the spotlight on a “career, which spanned over thirty years, and saw the printing and selling of “an estimated 500,000,000+ Little Blue Books, with over 2000 different titles…”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.