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Wyn Craig Wade Ku Klux Klan collection : papers collected for The fiery cross, the Ku Klux Klan in AAdd to your cart.

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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU  Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824

517.884.6471

E-mail:spc@mail.lib.msu.edu

URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:

Unknown

Date Processed:

07/29/2013

Acquisitions Information:

Unknown

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, Wyn C. Wade Papers, MSS 143, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the access of this collection.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

The collection consists of 3 boxes, the first one being only drafts and manuscripts of researcher Wyn C. Wade’s book, The Fiery Cross. The second two boxes contain notes, correspondences, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks. Also included are a cassette tape, pocket knife, and copper money clip.

Historical Background:

While researching for his book, The Fiery Cross, Wyn C. Wade spent much of his time in Special Collections at the MSU Library. To show his gratitude, he later donated a collection of his research materials (Box 2) to Special Collections. After Wade’s death, his wife donated the rest of the collection.

The Fiery Cross traces the Ku Klux Klan from its beginning during the Reconstruction era to the 1990s. Wade details the history of the group, particularly the resurgence of the KKK after the release of D.W. Griffith’s film The Birth of a Nation and the group’s involvement in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Finally, Wade thoroughly analyzes not only the KKK’s history, but also its dark future.

Processing Note:

Processed by Jillian C. Coy, July 2013.

Arrangement:


Series I: The Fiery Cross
     
Box   Folder/Description
Box 1   The Fiery Cross: Prologue Drafts, Notes
Box 1   Prologue: Beware the People Weeping
Box 1   Ch. 1: The Shrouded Brotherhood
Box 1   Ch. 2: We are the Law Itself
Box 1   Ch. 3: Let Us Have Peace
Box 1   Ch. 3: Let Us Have Peace (cont'd)
Box 1   Book One: Postscript
Box 1   Ch. 4: Writing History With Lightning
Box 1   Ch. 8: Ain't God Good to Indiana?
Box 1   Ch. 9: An American Institution
Box 1   Ch. 10: Divisible Invisible Empire
Box 1   Ch. 11: The Roarin' Sixties
Box 1   Ch. 12: His Hot and Awful Light
Box 1   Ch. 13: A Bible in One Hand…
Box 1   The Fiery Cross: Epilogue Notes
Box 1   Prose Outline
Box 1   Original Manuscript FC: Beginning-Ch. 1
Box 1   OM FC: Ch. 2-End of Bk 1
Box 1   OM FC: Ch. 4-Ch. 6
Box 1   OM FC: Ch. 7-End of Bk 2
Box 1   OM FC: Ch. 10-Ch. 11
Box 1   OM FC: Ch. 12-Ch. 13
Box 1   OM FC: Ch. 14-End of Bk 3
Box 1   OM FC: Acknowledgements/Appendices
Box 1   OM FC: Notes Prologue-Ch. 2
Box 1   OM FC: Notes Ch. 3-Ch. 5
Box 1   OM FC: Notes Ch. 6-End of Bk 2
Box 1   OM FC: Notes Ch. 9-End of Bk 3
Box 1   Spine Copy FC: Beginning-Ch. 1
Box 1   SP FC: Ch. 2-End of Bk 1
Box 1   SP FC: Ch. 4-Ch. 5
Box 1   SP FC: Ch. 6-End of Bk 2
Box 1   SP FC: Ch. 9-Ch. 10
Box 1   SP FC: Ch. 11-Ch. 12
Box 1   SP FC: Ch. 13-End of Bk 3
Box 1   SP FC Notes: Prologue-Ch. 2
Box 1   SP FC Notes: Ch. 3-Ch. 5
Box 1   SP FC Notes: Ch. 6-Ch. 8
Box 1   SP FC Notes: Postscript Bk 2-Postscript Bk 3
     
Series II: Research
     
Box   Folder/Description
Box 2   Directory of Box 2 by W.C. Wade
Box 2   Precursors of the Klan
Box 2   Reconstruction
Box 2   Reconstruction Ku-Klux
Box 2   Fighting the Klan, Reconstruction
Box 2   Report on the Late Insurrectionary States (Ku-Klux Report, 1872): A
Box 2   Report on the Late Insurrectionary States: B
Box 2   Report on the Late Insurrectionary States: C
Box 2   Griffith & The Birth of a Nation
Box 2   The 1920s Klan: A
Box 2   The 1920s Klan: B
Box 2   The 1920s Klan: C
Box 2   Doc. Diss. Abstracts, Etc.
Box 2   Notes from the Coolidge Papers
Box 2   House Committee on Rules, 1921
Box 2   New York WORLD, 1921
Box 2   Klan: 1930-1960
Box 2   Klan of the 2nd Reconstruction 1960-74
Box 2   KKK Posters, Etc. 1968-82
Box 2   The Greensboro Case, 1979
Box 2   Anti-Klan Organizations, 1979-85
Box 2   The Klan Revival, 1977-85
Box 2   KLANWATCH Intelligence Reports; NA-KN Newsletters
Box 2   SPLC Cover Letters, 1981-85
Box 2   The "New" Klan: White Racism in the 1980s (Tabloid)
Box 2   My Life with the Klan (Tabloid)
Box 2   The Klan is Not 'Back'… (Tabloid)
Box 2   Stetson Kennedy Collection
Box 2   Notecards from the Library of Congress
Box 2   Notecards from the National Archives
Box 2   Notecards from the NY Public Library MS Division
Box 2   Notecards from the Museum of Modern Art
Box 2   Copper Money Clip
Box 2   Klan Pocket Knife (late 1950s)
     
Box   Folder/Description
Box 3   Notes: KKK in Various States
Box 3   KKK Photos
Box 3   Photo Reprint Permissions
Box 3   Stat Data
Box 3   Magazines
Box 3   Misc. Articles on Racism
Box 3   Historical Societies: Wade Memberships
Box 3   Stetson Kennedy Correspondence
Box 3   Publisher/Agent Correspondence
Box 3   Misc. Wade Communications
Box 3   Reviews/Mentions of Wade/Fiery Cross
Box 3   Notes: Reconstruction
Box 3   Acts of Recon Klan
Box 3   Notes: Late 1800s
Box 3   Notes: 1920s
Box 3   Indiana KKK 1920s
Box 3   Notes: 1940s, 50s
Box 3   Notes: 1970s, 80s
Box 3   1980s Misc.
Box 3   Misc. Research Notecards
Box 3   Misc. Research Notecards (cont'd)
Box 3   Misc. Research Notepads
Box 3   Misc. Research Notepads (cont'd)
Box 3   Misc. Draft Pages
Box 3   Fiery Cross Book Jacket
Box 3   KKK Television Tape
Box 3   Misc. Notes
Box 3   Spiral Index Cards
Box 3   Draft of Bk 2
Box 3   Directory to Original Wade Box (Box 2)
Box 3   Indiana Workbook
Box 3   Pressbook for FC



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