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Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection

Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection
Creator: Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Inclusive Dates: 1920-1948
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2955
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

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

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection, ms2955, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bylaws (administrative records)
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Loyalty oaths.
White supremacy movements -- United States.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Ku Klux Klan collection, ms582; Ku Klux Klan- Athens Klan #5 records, ms712; Lyman W. Denton-The Ku Klux Klan and the days of reconstruction, ms1491; Revival of the Ku Klux Klan, ms1694; Ku Klux Klan papers, ms2214; Ku Klux Klan in Georgia, ms2667; Knights of the Ku Klux Klan pamphlet, ms3685; Women of the Ku Klux Klan, ms3686; Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Charter for Bowden, Georgia, ms3690.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Pamplets, advertisements, by-laws, 1920-1929
1Newspaper- The Klansman, Columbus, Georgia, Vol. 1, no. 2, 1948 August 1