Rublee, Juliet Barrett, 1875-1966

Rublee, Juliet Barrett, 1875-1966



  • Existence: 1875 - 1966


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.

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Juliet Rublee papers

Identifier: MS-731
Date(s): 1915 to 1992

Juliet B. Rublee (1875-1966), activist for women's rights including birth control. The collection consists 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.