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Ku Klux Klan Ephemera

Collection ID

SCRC 324

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Collection Summary

Ku Klux Klan Ephemera

Circa 1918-1986

Collection ID
SCRC 324

Ku Klux Klan (1915- )

0.08 linear feet (1 box)

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English   

Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

Collection contains publications, fliers, pamphlets, organizational records, membership forms, and certificates from national and local Ku Klux Klan organizations, including the Women of the Ku Klux Klan. Also included is sheet music for a KKK march song, an anti-KKK flier by the NAACP, a copy of Zella Hargrove Gaither's Arkansas Confederate Home, Little Rock, and a Haldeman-Julius Company Little Blue Book on the KKK.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://temple-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?...

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Ku Klux Klan Ephemera is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Ku Klux Klan Ephemera, SCRC 324, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Purchased in November 2017.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in November 2017 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services. Revised in February 2018.


Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Women of the Ku Klux Klan

Racism -- United States
White supremacy movements -- United States
Women, White -- United States

Material Types:
Articles of incorporation
Bylaws (administrative records)
Sheet music


1          1          The Fiery Cross periodical          1969-1970

1          2          The Fiery Cross periodical          1971-1972

1          3          The Klansman newspaper          May-June 1986

1          4          The Kourier periodical          June 1932

1          5          The Thunderbolt newspaper          1982

1          6          KKK: The Kreed of the Klansmen. Little Blue Book no. 650. Haldeman-Julius Company          1924

1          7          Fliers and pamphlets          1918-1972, undated

1          8          Membership information and application forms          1978, undated

1          9          Anti-KKK NAACP flier          undated

1          10          Women of the Ku Klux Klan constitution and application materials          1925-1927, undated

1          11          Women of the Ku Klux Klan certificate          undated

1          12          Women of the Ku Klux Klan certificate          undated

1          13          Women of the Ku Klux Klan Junior Preparatory Department certificate          undated

1          14          “Ku Klux Kismet” sheet music          1924

1          15          Gaither, Zella Hargrove. Arkansas Confederate Home, Little Rock. (Little Rock: New Era Press)          circa 1920