Women of the Ku Klux Klan Collection
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of application and membership materials, a charter certificate for the Tri-K Klub (a youth organization of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan), and publications of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan organization, as well as a ceremonial sash. All forms and certificate are blank, not filled out to any individual or chapter.
- circa 1923-1929
- Women of the Ku Klux Klan (Organization)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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The Women of the Ku Klux Klan was an auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan founded June 10, 1923, in Little Rock, Arkansas, with its national headquarters (the "Invisible Empire") established at Little Rock's Ancient Order of United Workmen Hall. The organization developed a presence in all then-current states by the end of 1923, with publications documenting rituals, membership requirements, and policies distributed to regional Realms and local provinces and chapters by the national organization. Only white, Protestant, American-born women were permitted membership in the group, which promoted a nativist and racial exclusionist ideology. Membership declined throughout the 1920s as the organization struggled with leadership issues.
1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged by format.
The Women of the Ku Klux Klan Collection was purchased by the Special Collections Department from Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc. of Gloucester City, New Jersey, on May 11, 2018.
Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in June 2018.
- Women of the Ku Klux Klan Collection
- Katrina Windon
- June 2018
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.