John Quincy Jett papers

John Quincy Jett papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Jett, John Quincy
Title: John Quincy Jett papers
Dates: Bulk, 1920-1925
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.
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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


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

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Correspondence

BoxFolder
116 June 1920
211 October 1921
316 December 1921
421 July 1922
51 August 1922
63 August 1922
78 September 1922
816 December 1922
923 December 1922
103 January 1923
1111 January 1923
1227 January 1923
139 February 1923
146 June 1923
1513 October 1923
1619 November 1923
1728 November 1923
1830 November 1923
193 December 1923
2011 December 1923
2128 December 1923
225 January 1924
2318 January 1924
2426 January 1924
251 February 1924
264 February 1924
279 February 1924
2815 February 1924
2925 February 1924
3029 February 1924
3116 March 1924
325 May 1924
3316 May 1924
345 June 1924
3510 June 1924
3613 August 1924
3726 February 1925
38undated
 
BoxFolder
21Clippings
 

Deeds

BoxFolder
22Deed (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)