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Women of the Ku Klux Klan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 2296

  • Staff Only

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.

Dates

  • circa 1923-1929

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format.

Acquisition Information

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in June 2018.

Creator

Source

Title
Women of the Ku Klux Klan Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Katrina Windon
Date
June 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
479-575-5577