|Creator:||Jett, John Quincy|
|Title:||John Quincy Jett papers|
|Dates:||1833-1925, bulk 1920-1925|
|Quantity:||0.5 Linear feet (2 half boxes, 1 oversized folder B)|
|Abstract:||The collection mainly consists of papers of John Quincy Jett relating to his involvement with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) from 1920-1925. Contains correspondence, printed material, clippings, and photographs of KKK activities including a government investigation of the KKK, the establishment of a press clipping bureau within the KKK to monitor and counter act publicity, and information on the power struggle between William J. Simmons and Hiram Evans. Correspondents include Elizabeth Tyler, Simmons, and Edward Young Clarke. The collection also contains land deeds from the 1800's.|
John Quincy Jett resided in White Path, Gilmer County, Georgia. He was born in 1891 and died in 1937. He was married to Leastie Belle Allen Jett (1895 - 1979), and together they had several children, one of which was Mary Caroline Jett (1921 - 1986). He was a member of the second Klan in the 1920s.
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Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
John Quincy Jett papers. MS1659. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.