Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection

Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Ku Klux Klan (1915- ). -- Records and correspondence
Title: Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection
Dates: 1920s-1948
Quantity: 2.0 folders
Coll. Number: ms2955

Biographical/Historical Note

Ku Klux Klan (KKK), a secret society organized in 1866 by Nathan Bedford Forest and other Confederate veterans to intimidate newly freed African Americans. Disbanded in 1869, the KKK re-emerged in 1915 under the leadership of William J. Simmons.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists a Klode Kard (songs), petition for citizenship in the Invisible Empire, oath of allegiance, by-laws form for local chapters, and The Klansman (August 1, 1948). Pamplets include "American's take Heed!" (1920), "The Ku Klux Ball : a satire on the younger set," "KKKK : why, what, how, who, and you" and a picture postcard with an illustration of banner used by the Ku Klux Klan. A program for "Polly with a Past : a comedy in three acts" (1923) by the Marionettes of Georgia Tech includes an advertisement for the Ku Klux Klan.


Index Terms

Bylaws (adminstrative records)
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ). -- Membership
Loyalty oaths.
Newspapers.
Oaths.
Pamphlets.
Petitions.
Postcards.
White supremacy movements--United States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection, ms 2955. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Ku Klux Klan collection, ms 582; Ku Klux Klan- Athens Klan #5 records, ms 712; Lyman W. Denton-The Ku Klux Klan and the days of reconstruction, ms 1491; Revival of the Ku Klux Klan, ms 1694; Ku Klux Klan papers, ms 2214; Ku Klux Klan in Georgia, ms 2667; Knights of the Ku Klux Klan pamphlet, ms 3685; Women of the Ku Klux Klan, ms 3686; Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia, ms 3690.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Pamplets, advertisements, by-laws, 1920s
 
OS Folder
1Newspaper- The Klansman, Columbus, Georgia, Vol. 1, no. 2, 1948 August 1