Ku Klux Klan

Ku Klux Klan [graphic].
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  • 38 items (.2 cu. ft., 1 box); 21 x 26 cm. and smaller.
  • 33 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ;
  • 1 photographic postcard : gelatin silver, b&w ;
  • 2 photomechanical prints : col. ;
  • 2 stats : b&w ;
  • Group portraits – 1920-1959.
  • Reproductions.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1920-1989.
  • Photographic postcards – 1920-1929.
  • Photomechanical prints – 1980-1989.
  • Stats.
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs bear photographer's, photography studio's or news agency's handstamp on verso; some items bear photography studio's name on recto. Some items bear printed captions on recto; some bear handwritten notations on verso. Some items are mounted. Some items are duplicates. Two items are accompanied by envelopes bearing descriptive captions.
  • Collection contains work by Clement Studio, Robert Dunnavant, International News Photos, John D. Schiff and Wide World Photos.
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  • Some items are restricted; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
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Sc Photo Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan [graphic].
The collection mainly depicts the activities of the Ku Klux Klan during the 20th century (1920s to 1980s). The collection consists of views of Klan meetings and parades (1920s-1960s); a group portrait of a Klan guerilla unit (1980); a depiction of police investigating a Klan-related lynching (1980s); some Klan-related literature; a political cartoon commenting on unreported Klan-related lynchings (1954); and an individual posing in a Klan outfit. Also included are reproductions of engravings depicting 19th century Klansmen and Klan activities (ca. late 1860s to early 1870s), as well as a broadside, a political cartoon, and a sheet music cover. Images of Ku Klux Klan activities may be found in the Stetson Kennedy Photograph Collection; and depictions of the Klan in the 19th century may be found in the Print Collection.
Of note is a series of views of a Milo, Maine, centennial celebration parade (1923) in which the Ku Klux Klan marched in its first parade in the Northeastern United States; views of a funeral procession and burial service for a Klan member, which includes black mourners, in Cold Spring, Putnam County, New York (ca. 1920s); a group portrait of the Klan, with a Santa Claus figure and an elderly African American couple, celebrating the husband's 107th birthday (1948); and views of small children being initiated into the Klan (n.d.).
Terms Of Use
Some items are restricted; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Local Note
Negatives exist for some images.
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Dunnavant, Robert, 1947- Photographer
Schiff, John. Photographer
Clement Studio.
International News Photos (New York, N.Y.)
Wide World Photos, Inc.
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Sc Photo Ku Klux Klan
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