Ku Klux Klan- Athens Klan #5 records

Ku Klux Klan- Athens Klan #5 records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Ku Klux Klan (1915- ). Athens Klan #5 (Athens, Ga.).
Title: Ku Klux Klan- Athens Klan #5 records
Dates: 1921-1930
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet (5 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of records of the Athens (Ga.) Klan #5 of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) from 1921-1930. The records include correspondence, newsletters, minutes, quarterly reports, membership cards, dues records, recommendation cards, receipts, and forms for robe requisitions relating to the activities of the Athens KKK #5. The correspondence (1921-1929) contains letters to the Klan asking for financial assistance, thank yous for assistance rendered, as well as official correspondence, some from national KKK headquarters on membership standings, meetings, induction ceremonies, and recruitment. The correspondence also discusses Georgia politics, especially the 1926 gubernatorial election. The minutes (1925-1926) document Klan meetings and contain information on dues paid, elections, social events or official ceremonies, help for the needy, and investigations of new or current members.
Coll. Number: ms712

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was 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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Governors--Georgia--Election.
Men--Georgia--Societies and clubs.
Minutes.
Newsletters.
Racism--Georgia--Athens--History--20th century--Sources.
Secret societies--Georgia.

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

Ku Klux Klan, Athens Klan #5 (Athens, Ga.) records. MS 712. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 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 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; 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.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Correspondence, No Date
 
2Correspondence, 1923
 
3Correspondence, 1924
 
4Correspondence, 1925
 
5-8Correspondence, 1925
 
9-12Correspondence, 1926
 
13-14Correspondence, 1927
 
15Correspondence, 1928
 
16Correspondence, 1929
 
17Correspondence, 1930's
 
BoxFolder
21Envelopes
 
2Bulletins, No Date
 
3Bulletins, 1923
 
4Bulletins, 1924
 
5Bulletins, 1925
 
6-7Bulletins, 1926
 
8Bulletins, 1927
 
9Bulletins, 1928
 
10Bulletins, 1929
 
11J. W. Gates Case
 
12Miscellaneous blank official forms
 
13Bond
 
14Ceremonial instructions
 
15Miscellaneous receipts
 
16Minutes
 
17Demits
 
18Requisition forms
 
19Membership applications
 
20Robe requisitions
 
BoxFolder
31Membership cards
 
2Robe measurements forms
 
3Klabee's official receipts
 
4Official certificates of donations
 
5K-Duo applications
 
6The Sin Fein oath
 
7Ancient order of hibernians
 
8Quarterly reports
 
9-11Miscellaneous
 
Box
4Recommendation cards and receipts
 
Box
5American Flags; Hoods; Patch; Banner