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Ku Klux Klan collection

Ku Klux Klan collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ku Klux Klan collection
Creator: Ku Klux Klan (19th cent.)
Inclusive Dates: circa 1865-1961
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms582
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials relating to the Ku Klux Klan circa 1865-1921. Early materials include one Ku Klux Klan notice (Union County, Georgia, circa 1865), decorated with coffins, daggers and rifles, mentioning the "ghosts of the martyred dead" avenging their death on the living; two handwritten warnings (circa 1870, unsigned) stating "Beware!", and "dead men tell no tales"; and reproductions of three warning letters addressed to B.D. Evans, Col. Evans, and one not addressed (Headquarters, Ogeechee, Georgia, circa 1871), signed KKK and U.S. KK, promising death to radicals, and that radicals involved in Governor Bullocks politics will not survive in Washington County, Georgia. Also includes an Invisible Empire of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Atlanta, Georgia application form, circa 1921; an article titled "A Nightgown Tyranny", written by William G. Shepherd ("Leslie's Weekly, Sept. 10, 1921") discussing the re-emergence of the KKK; a reprint of an article titled "Protest Under the Cross: The Ku Klux Klan Presents its Case to the Public, 1960" by Donald E. Williams; and a pamphlet titled "The Attitude of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Toward the Jew" by H. W. Evans, Imperial Wizard Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ku Klux Klan collection, ms582, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bullock, Rufus B. (Rufus Brown), 1834-1907
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Secret societies -- Georgia.
Union County (Ga.) -- Maps, Topographic.
Vigilantes -- Georgia.
Washington County (Ga.)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: Ku Klux Klan- Athens Klan #5 records, ms712; Lyman W. Denton-The Ku Klux Klan and the days of Reconstruction, ms1491; The revival of the Ku Klux Klan, ms1694; Ku Klux Klan papers, ms2214; Ku Klux Klan in Georgia, ms2667; Ku Klux Klan ephemera collection, ms2955; 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