The revival of the Ku Klux Klan (typescript)

The revival of the Ku Klux Klan (typescript)

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: McCallister, Frank, 1908-1970
Title: The revival of the Ku Klux Klan (typescript)
Dates: 1940 June
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1690 to MS 1701)
Coll. Number: ms1694(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank McCallister (1908-1970) was an organizer and leader in labor education. He was director of the Labor Education Division of Roosevelt University in Chicago from 1949 until his death in 1970. Prior to this appointment, he served as executive director of the Southern Workers Defense League between 1935-1942. There, McCallister worked on the campaign to defend Odell Waller, a black sharecropper accused of murdering his employer. This case challenged the constitutionality of the Virginia poll tax, which in practice, ensured that only wealthy, white people sat on juries in Virginia. McCallister was also a labor member of the National War Labor Board, Atlanta Region (1943-1946) and director of the Georgia Workers Education Service (1946-1949). McCallister was an active member of national and community organizations and served in leadership capacities in such organizations as the Uptown Hull House Association, Chicago SANE, the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, and the Illinois Committee for Freedom of Residence. -- "Frank McCallister Papers." University of Illinois at Chicago. (Retrieved March 24, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a typescript dated June 1940 which outlines the development and revival of the Ku Klux Klan. Included are also clippings concerning the Ku Klux Klan.

Index Terms

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ). -- History
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ). -- History--Sources
White supremacy movements--United States--20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The revival of the Ku Klux Klan (typescript), MS 1694. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

For related materials located in the Hargrett Library, see also the following collections: MS 582(m) Ku Klux Klan collection; MS 712 Ku Klux Klan- Athens Klan #5 records; MS 1491 Lyman W. Denton-The Ku Klux Klan and the days of reconstruction; MS 2214 Ku Klux Klan papers; ms2667(m) Ku Klux Klan in Georgia; MS2955(m) Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection; MS 3685 Knights of the Ku Klux Klan pamphlet; MS 3686 Women of the Ku Klux Klan; MS 3690 Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia.

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