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         61M250 
         
             
                 Ku Klux Klan papers, 1881-1961, bulk 1901-1948
                     61M250 
                 
                 Finding aid prepared by Julie Williams 
             
             
                 
                     
                 
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
                     Special Collections 
                     Margaret I. King Building, North 
                     Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 
                     (859) 257-8611 
                     SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 
                 
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             Ku Klux Klan papers 
             61M250 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 1.86 Cubic feet 
                 4 boxes 
             
             Bulk, 1901-1948 
             1881-1961 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Historical note 
             The Ku Klux Klan is an organization that promotes views such as white supremacy, white nativism, and anti-immigration and expresses them through terrorism and violence. The Klan’s history consists of three distinct periods. The Klan was originally founded in the late 1860s by ex-Confederates and Democrats opposed to Reconstruction policies. Though initially a social group, the Klan became involved with violent acts against those who supported Reconstruction. The influence of the Klan declined in the 1880s once the Democrats regained political power. In the 1920s and 1930s, Klan activity reemerged in response to popular sentiment against the flow of new immigrants from Eastern Europe, in particular Catholics and Jews. They viewed these immigrants as a threat to economic and religious stability and used this sentiment to promote its own white supremacy stance. A third period of renewed Klan activity occurred in the 1950s and 1960s in response to the civil rights movement. The Klan directed acts of intimidation, violence, and murder toward civil rights activists and supporters. 
             
                 Inventory of the Ku Klux Klan Collection. 
                 University of Mississippi Libraries, Archives and Special Collections . University of Mississippi. n.d. Web. 21 March 2012. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Ku Klux Klan papers consist of broadsides, brochures, correspondence, leaflets, pamphlets, periodicals, and newspapers, most of which relate to the 20th century Ku Klux Klan movement. However, the collection also contains publications covering prohibition and prostitution as well as anti-Catholic and antisemitic pieces. The sources for these materials vary, documenting the national coverage of the Ku Klux Klan's popularity during the 1920s and 1930s. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             61M250: [identification of item], Ku Klux Klan papers, 1881-1961, bulk 1901-1948, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged by format. 
         
         
             Ku Klux Klan (1915-). 
             Anti-Jewish propaganda 
             Antisemitism--United States 
             Catholic Church--United States--History. 
             Newspapers. 
             Prohibition--United States. 
             Propaganda 
             Prostitution 
             Racism--United States--Public opinion 
         
         
             
                 
                     Correspondence 
                     1 
                     1 
                     1901-1928, undated 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The American Protestant 
                     1 
                     2 
                     1936, 1938 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The American Protestant , letters 
                     1 
                     3 
                     1938-1940 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Anti-Catholic pieces 
                     1 
                     4 
                     1914, 1920s, undated 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Anti-Semitic pieces 
                     1 
                     5 
                     1924, undated 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Broadsides, brochures, leaflets, etc.: Klan-related 
                     1 
                     6 
                     1920s 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Broadsides, brochures, leaflets, etc.: Non Klan-related 
                     1 
                     7 
                     1924-1939 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The Catholic Sun , Syracuse, NY. 
                     1 
                     8 
                     1926 March 25, April 1 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The Fellowship Forum , Washington, D.C. 
                     1 
                     9 
                     1926-1936 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The Independent Klansman Magazine , Munice, IN. (Continued by Knights of American Protestanism, K.A.P. Magazine) 
                     1 
                     10 
                     1925-1926 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         K.A.P. Magazine 
                     2 
                     1 
                     1926 June-September 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         K.A.P. Magazine 
                     2 
                     2 
                     1927 March-December 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         K.A.P. Magazine 
                     2 
                     3 
                     1928-1929 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The Kourier Magazine , Atlanta, GA. 
                     2 
                     4 
                     1925, 1927, 1929 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The Megiddo Message , Rochester, NY. 
                     2 
                     5 
                     1926, 1927  
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The Menace , Aurora, MO. 
                     2 
                     6 
                     1914, 1915, 1922, 1930  
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The Monitor , Aurora, MO. 
                     2 
                     7 
                     1931, 1932, 1938 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         National Enquirer , Indianapolis, IN. 
                     2 
                     8 
                     1926, 1928   
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The Nation's Forum , Washington, D.C. 
                     2 
                     9 
                     1938 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The New York Klanswoman , Buffalo, NY. 
                     2 
                     10 
                     1929, 1930  
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         Pentecostal Herald , Louisville, KY. 
                     2 
                     11 
                     1938 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The Present Truth , Washington, D.C. 
                     2 
                     12 
                     1922, 1937-1939 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Prohibition 
                     3 
                     1 
                     1904-1936 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Prohibition: Newspapers and periodicals 
                     3 
                     2 
                     1881, 1935-1948 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Prostitution: Leaflets, pamphlets, etc. 
                     3 
                     3 
                     1909, 1914 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Publications: miscellaneous 
                     3 
                     4 
                     1889-1961 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         The Rail Splitter , Milan, IL.; Broadsides, brochures, leaflets, etc. 
                     3 
                     5 
                     1920s 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Religious literature: Leaflets and pamphlets 
                     3 
                     6 
                     1926-1927, undated 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Religious literature: Newspapers and periodicals 
                     3 
                     7 
                     1895-1941 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         Signs of the Times , Mountain View, CA. 
                     3 
                     8 
                     1935, 1936, 1942 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         Twentieth Century Progress , Washington D.C. (Continued by 
                         Progress ) 
                     3 
                     9 
                     1927, 1937-1938, 1940, 1949 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                         Walton Enterprise , Cass County, IN. 
                     3 
                     10 
                     1925 September-October  
                 
             
             
                 
                     Newspaper: 
                         The Rail Splitter , Milan, IL. 
                     4 
                     1 
                     1924 December 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Newspaper: 
                         The Rail Splitter , Milan, IL. 
                     4 
                     2 
                     1926 June, September, October 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Newspaper: 
                         The Rail Splitter , Milan, IL. 
                     4 
                     3 
                     1927 January-February, April, June-July, September-December 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Newspaper: 
                         The Rail Splitter , Milan, IL. 
                     4 
                     4 
                     1932 January 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Publication: 
                         The Rail Splitter Book Bulletin 
                     4 
                     5 
                     undated