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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Additional Sources

Description of Series

Financial Material

Printed Material

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Ku Klux Klan (Amarillo, Tex.):

An Inventory of Its Records, 1921-1925 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Ku Klux Klan (1915- ). Amarillo, Tex. (Chapter)
Title: Ku Klux Klan (Amarillo, Tex.) Records,
Dates: 1921-1925 and undated
Abstract: Records of the Amarillo, Texas, area Ku Klux Klan from 1921-1925 and undated.
Collection # S 1381.1
Quantity: 1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Ku Klux Klan is a white separatist organization in America that supports racism. They rose from the ashes of the post Civil War to spread their hatred towards minorities. At one time they were a highly active group with a membership in the thousands. Over the years they have declined in numbers but still practice their separatist movement throughout the United States.

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth online biography of history of the Ku Klux Klan in Texas at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/KK/vek2.html

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains Ku Klux Klan printed material and financial material such as membership rosters and by-laws of the Amarillo, Texas, area.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ). Amarillo, Tex. (Chapter)
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Texas
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Texas, West
Places
Texas--Social life and customs
Subjects
Discrimination
Ethnic relations
Minorities
Racism--United States--History

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Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Clyde Bingham oral history interview [sound recording], 1981
  • Annie Greener oral history interview [sound recording], 1980
  • Inez Heeter oral history interview [sound recording], 1981
  • William Davis Howsley Papers, 1873-1932

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ku Klux Klan (Amarillo, Tex.) Records, 1921-1925 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
1999-0119-X

Purchase, 1999

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, August 2000

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Additional Sources

Alexander, Charles C. "The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwest. "Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1965.

Alexander, Charles C. "Crusade for Conformity: The Ku Klux Klan in Texas, 1920-1930. "Houston: Texas Gulf Coast Historical Association, 1962.

Kilgore, Linda Elaine. "The Ku Klux Klan and the Press in Texas. "M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1964.

Lay, Shawn. "War, Revolution, and the Ku Klux Klan: A Study of Intolerance in a Border City. "El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1985.

Trelease, Allen W. "White Terror: The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy and Southern Reconstruction. "New York: Harper and Row, 1971.

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Collection Inventory

 

Financial Material

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1 Membership Roster, Amarillo, Texas, 1923-1925
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2 Membership Roster, Texas State-wide, undated

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Printed Material

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3 By-Laws of Amarillo, Texas, Ku Klux Klan, No. 141, 1921
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4 Funeral Services of Ku Klux Klan booklet, 1924
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5 Ku Klux Klan Klode Kard, undated
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6 Oath of Allegiance, ca. 1920s

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