John Quincy Jett papers

John Quincy Jett papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Jett, John Quincy
Title: John Quincy Jett papers
Dates: Bulk, 1920-1925
Dates: 1833-1925
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (2 half boxes, 1 oversized folder B)
Coll. Number: ms1659

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Clarke, Edward Young, b. 1839
Evans, H. W., (Hiram Wesley)
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ).
Secret societies--Georgia.
Simmons, W. J., (William Joseph), 1880-1945
Tyler, Elizabeth

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Quincy Jett papers. MS1659. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Correspondence, 6 June 1920
 
2Correspondence, 11 October 1921
 
3Correspondence, 16 December 1921
 
4Correspondence, 21 July 1922
 
5Correspondence, 1 August 1922
 
6Correspondence, 3 August 1922
 
7Correspondence, 8 September 1922
 
8Correspondence, 16 December 1922
 
9Correspondence, 23 December 1922
 
10Correspondence, 3 January 1923
 
11Correspondence, 11 January 1923
 
12Correspondence, 27 January 1923
 
13Correspondence, 9 February 1923
 
14Correspondence, 6 June 1923
 
15Correspondence, 13 October 1923
 
16Correspondence, 19 November 1923
 
17Correspondence, 28 November 1923
 
18Correspondence, 30 November 1923
 
19Correspondence, 3 December 1923
 
20Correspondence, 11 December 1923
 
21Correspondence, 28 December 1923
 
22Correspondence, 5 January 1924
 
23Correspondence, 18 January 1924
 
24Correspondence, 26 January 1924
 
25Correspondence, 1 February 1924
 
26Correspondence, 4 February 1924
 
27Correspondence, 9 February 1924
 
28Correspondence, 15 February 1924
 
29Correspondence, 25 February 1924
 
30Correspondence, 29 February 1924
 
31Correspondence, 16 March 1924
 
32Correspondence, 5 May 1924
 
33Correspondence, 16 May 1924
 
34Correspondence, 5 June 1924
 
35Correspondence, 10 June 1924
 
36Correspondence, 13 August 1924
 
37Correspondence, 26 February 1925
 
38Correspondence, undated
 
BoxFolder
21Clippings
 
2Deed (fragment), 1833
 
3Deed, 1834
 
5Deed, 1837
 
6Deed, 1839
 
7Deed, 1854
 
8Deed, 1879
 
9Envelopes
 
10Legal Documents
 
11Miscellaneous
 
12Passes
 
13Petition, 1922
 
14Photographs
 
15Subpeonas, 1923, 1924
 
OS Folder
1BPhotographs (3 panoramas with several men)