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Ku Klux Klan (1915- ).

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) ; K.K.K. (Ku Klux Klan (1915- )) ; KKK (Ku Klux Klan (1915- )) ; K.K.K.K. (Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (1915- )) ; KKKK (Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (1915- )) ; National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Association of America ; National Knights of the K.K.K. ; Invisible Empire

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

James Edward Bates Photograph Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM11-51

Material related to James Edward Bates’ photograph exhibit on the Ku Klux Klan “Passing the Torch” held in Cook Library.

Dates: June 1, 2011

Byron De La Beckwith, Sr. Letters

Identifier: M525

Material from the Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield, Mississippi, where B. Beckwith, Sr. was confined for observation in 1963, in connection with his trial for the murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers.

Dates: 1963; undated

Sam Bowers Papers

Identifier: M538
Abstract The Sam Bowers) Sam Papers include the correspondence and writings of Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard and convicted murderer, Samuel Holloway Bowers, Jr. Bowers’ correspondence contains information concerning the Ku Klux Klan, as well as Bowers’ personal religiosity and philosophy. The writings in the collection are on a variety of topics, including the Medgar Evers assassination and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. The collection is of particular interest for researchers studying secret societies,...
Dates: 1968; circa 1986-2006

Citizens' Council / Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M99
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials related to the Citizens' Council, the Ku Klux Klan, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, other civil rights groups and related individuals. The Citizens' Council was one of over 40 pro-segregated organizations formed after the U.S. Supreme Court decision (Brown v. Board Education) May 17, 1954, which barred segregation in public schools.The first White Citizens' Council was formed in Indianola,...
Dates: 1954-1977, 1987-1992

Civil Rights in the South Collection

Identifier: M406
Scope and Contents

This collection is a compilation of various materials relating to the Civil Rights Movement in the South.

Dates: circa 1956-2014

Vernon F. Dahmer Collection

Identifier: M250
Scope and Contents The Vernon F. Dahmer Collection consists of copies of newspaper clippings and programs dating from 1966 to 1998, and 24 photographs taken during the fifth trial of Sam Bowers. Most of the newspaper clippings were collected by the Dahmer family between 1966 and 1986, and follow events surrounding the bombing of their home, community support after the tragedy, and the trials of those men indicted for arson, murder, and conspiracy. Other articles in the collection were published in ...
Dates: 1966-1998

James K. Dukes Papers

Identifier: M481

Items used by former Forrest County Prosecutor James K. Dukes for a USM University Forum presentation on August 29, 2000.

Dates: 1966

William F. Dukes FBI Scrapbook

Identifier: M404
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of thirty-one photocopied pages from a scrapbook documenting the career of William F. “Bill” Dukes with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1964-1967; undated). Mr. Dukes retained the original scrapbook.

Dates: 1964-1967; undated

Leesha Faulkner Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M398

A group of materials that give an in depth look into the Civil Rights Movement and primarily the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission.

Dates: 1932-1995; Majority of material found within 1960-1970

Ira Grupper and Bob Beech Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M555

The Ira Grupper and Bob Beech Civil Rights Collection contains a Klan recruitment poster as well as information on Grupper’s involvement in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, the Ku Klux Klan, Vernon Dahmer, and Mississippi history.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1960s; 2002

Robert B. Helfrich Papers

Identifier: M410
Abstract Robert B. Helfrich was the prosecuting attorney in both the 1998 Sam Bowers trial and the 1999 Charles Noble trial that took place in Mississippi. Mr. Helfrich received his undergraduate degree from George Mason University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi in 1985. In January 2003 Mr. Helfrich began his appointment as Circuit Court Judge for the Twelfth Circuit Court District in Mississippi. The materials in this collection consist of the documentation...
Dates: circa 1966-2001

James Edward Bates Photograph Collection (AM12-24)

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: AM11-51
Dates: March 31, 2012

“The Ku Klux Klan in Jones County” by Eleanor B. Lang

Identifier: M416
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a research paper entitled “The Ku Klux Klan in Jones County” written by Ms. Eleanor B. Lang in 1976, for Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty’s “History in Mississippi” course in the Department of History at The University of Southern Mississippi. The paper focuses on the history of the Ku Klux Klan in Jones County, Mississippi, and includes accompanying documentary material. The collection includes a photocopy of the research paper as well as the original.

Dates: 1976

Ku Klux Klan Recruitment Poster, Uncle Sam “I Want You in the White Knights of Mississippi Ku Klux Klan,” Nailed to Tree on Dahmer Property, (five copies, including original), 1965

Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains the Klan recruitment poster nailed to a tree on the Vernon Dahmer property in 1965, as well as photocopies of two envelopes addressed to Grupper that are examples of the mail-tampering of the sixties. Also in the collection is an article by Ira Grupper from March 2002 called “The Fairgrounds Motel,” which details his and other activists’ imprisonment in Mississippi in June 1965.

Dates: Other: 1965

Neil R. McMillen Collection

Identifier: M606
Abstract The Neil R. McMillen Collection consists of correspondence and research relating to Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow (1989), as well as documents pertaining to the Shelby Thames administration at the University of Southern Mississippi. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying Mississippi in the Jim Crow era, racialized political groups like the American Nazi Party in the twentieth century, and the University of...
Dates: 1935; 1963, 1970, 1977-1999, 2003-2004, undated

Mississippi Burning Collection

Identifier: M667

Script, VHS, book, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the major motion film, Mississippi Burning.

Dates: 1986-1989

Charles Moore Civil Rights Photograph Portfolio

Identifier: M405
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a complete set (number 16 of 25) of Charles Moore’s “Pictures That Made a Difference: The Civil Rights Movement.” The set includes 12 framed and matted photographs (Box 2, 3, 4, and 5) taken throughout the South between 1958-1965 and a framed and matted introductory description of the limited edition set (Box 1). Each photograph is numbered and signed by Mr. Moore.

Dates: 1958-1999

Stella B. Newsome Papers

Identifier: M129

Written for the Newton County (Mississippi) Centennial.

Dates: 1936

James Earl Price Mississippi History Collection

Identifier: M397
Scope and Contents

The James Earl Price Mississippi History Collection is comprised of diverse materials and subject matter.

Dates: 1943-2000

Dr. J. Roy Valencourt Papers

Identifier: M384

Primarily photocopies of newspaper clippings regarding the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and Dr. J. Roy Valencourt's participation.

Dates: circa 1960-1967