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Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, Ku Klux Klan Collection of Documents and Robe , MSS 315, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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Box Folder Folder/Description
1 1 Documents regarding Exalted Cyclops Harry Styles and George Gray
  • 1/13/1927 Carbon typescript of a statement mad by Mrs. Dorothy Styles, wife of Harry Styles, witnessed by Joseph Jones and George Gray.  She states her husband was and always had been Roman Catholic and that he only joined the Klan to revenge himself against an enemy
  • 1/31/1927 Letter from Harry Styles, Exalted Cyclops to George Gray, Klan member from Jamaica, Queens, summoning Gray to Styles office that evening
  • 1/31/1927 Letter from George Gray, Joseph Jones, and two others to Exalted Cyclops Harry Styles requesting Styles come to the County offices to discuss differences in a gentlemanly manner
  • 2/17/1927 Letter from Exalted Cyclops Harry Styles to George Gray suspending Gray’s Klan membership for at least 3 years due to refusal to obey summons
  • 1/14/1928 Letter from George Gray to H.W. Evans and members of the Imperial Kloncilium appealing Gray’s 2/17/1927 suspension from the Klan
  2 Pamphlets and Flyers from 1927 - 1928
  • 12/15/1920 “Americans, Take Heed! Scum o’ the Melting-Pot” by Herbert Kaufman. Atlanta, GA
  • 3/22/1927 “Al and His Pals. The Inside of His Cups.” By Sin Seer. Fictional letter from the Pope
  • 5/2/1927 Flyer for Klan Another all Protestant American Gala Night in the City of  New York
  • 7/4/1927 Kluxem Koncert Kompany of Massachusetts “We Bring Greetings to Long Island from the Old Bay State” – includes lyrics to Klan songs
  • 2/21/1928 Fiery Summons from Exalted Cyclops to attend the Klonklave
  3 6/9/1928 Filled out Petition for Citizenship in the Invisible Empire. Signed by William Lohse of Richmond Hills, Queens
    Blank Petition for Citizenship in the Invisible Empire
    Application for Citizenship in the Invisible Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
    Application for Membership in Knights Kamellia or K-Duo (Primary Order of Knighthood)
    Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Letterhead
    American Krusaders Questionnaire
  4 “Non Silba Sed Anthar” card to gain admittance into Klan meeting
    List of goals/beliefs of the Klan
    Card for keeping track of dues paid, donations, when membership was granted, etc.
    Card to keep track of dues owed and resignation and reinstatement
    Card for recording name, address, when citizenship to the US was applied for, if and why it was denied, church affiliation of self and parents, etc
    Poem about being a Klansmen being better than being a Catholic
    “When – Then” – explains when the Klan will be worthless
  5 Pamphlets
  • List of Approved Books and pamphlets that should be in every American Home – The Fellowship Forum
  • “The Ku Klux Klan Holds that American Questions should be Settled by Americans in America: Why the Ku Klux Klan opposed the World Court”
  6 Free Public Schools
  • Request for active support for Free Public School System
  • “Hamilton for Governor. School Amendment.  One School, One Law, One Flag. Equality for all.”
  • “No Man is a Real American without the American Spirit: The Ku Klux Klan presents its view of the Public Free School”
  7 Pictures
  • Disk of Ku Klux Klan photos from 1925 March on Washington D.C.
  • 4 Polaroids of a Klansman in a purple robe and hat in front of a government building

North Carolina Ku Klux Klan

Box Folder Folder/Description
1 8 Questionnaire for those interested in joining the Klan – Kinston, N.C.
    An Introduction to the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
    Sheet from Charlotte, N.C. Klan – options: desire to join, desire to be reinstated, desire to help financially but not join, desire to allow use of land for Klan rally
  9 Flyers
  • “Land of One Race” Distributed by Klan of North Carolina
  • “Be a Man, Join the Klan”
  • Baptists Condemn Klan – Join the Bigots today   
  • North Carolina Ku Klux Klan pro-America flyer
  • Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Recipe
  • Free Showing: “The Truth of the National Council of Churches” June 30 – Greenville, N.C.
  10 North Carolina Rallies and Cross Burnings
  • North Carolina Ku Klux Klan will hold a rally and cross burning January 18 – Greenville, N.C.
  • Ku Klux Klan will hold a rally and cross burning June 4 – Washington, N.C.
  • Knights of the Ku Klux Klan will hold a rally and cross burning August 18 – Southern Pines, N.C.
  11 Land Usage
  • Blank Agreement to lease and convey all rights to property for a period of 24 hours for use by the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan               
  • 10/13/1956 written permission granting Klan the right to use land in Shannon, N.C. for public speaking on 10/19/1956     
  • Written permission granting Klan use of land in Shannon, N.C. 10/19/1956 for public speaking and cross burning
  12 One Ku Klux Klan Robe

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