Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia

Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Simmons, W. J., (William Joseph), 1880-1945
Title: Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia
Dates: 1918 December 4
Quantity: 1.0 item (1 oversize folder)
Coll. Number: ms3690

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ku Klux Klan is the name of a secret organization in the United States which first appeared in 1866. Over the years it has advocatd white supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, anti-Catholicism, homophobia, and nativism. Members often acted as vigilantes while hidden behind white robes and masks.

Scope and Content Note

A charter issued by Imperial Wizard William Joseph Simmons (1880-1945) on December 4, 1918, for an order of the Klan to be located in Bowden, Georgia. The charter is in response to a petition by citizens listed on the charter for the Chas. B. McDaniel Klan No. 11.

Index Terms

Ku Klux Klan (1915- ).
Secret societies--Georgia.
White supremacy movements--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

Ku Klux Klan charter for Bowden, Georgia, ms 3690. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections: ms 582 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 1694 The revival of the Ku Klux Klan; ms 2214 Ku Klux Klan papers; ms 2667 Ku Klux Klan in Georgia; ms 2955 Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection; ms 3685 Knights of the Ku Klux Klan pamphlet; ms 3686 Women of the Ku Klux Klan.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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