Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Ku Klux Klan Collection RG.E.0058

Creator Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Title: Ku Klux Klan Collection
Dates: 1980's
Identification: RG.E.0058
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet, 1 thin document box
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Historical Note

Formed in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee, the Ku Klux Klan (aka the White Camelia) state their objective initially was to protect Whites during disorder following the Civil War and to oppose the policy of the North towards the South. More recently, their concerns have shifted to opposing equality and integration in the United States and defending Whites (defined as non-Jewish, heterosexual and Caucasian) as the majority there.

Scope and Contents

The Ku Klux Klan Collection is comprised of material regarding local Klan activities, ca. 1980's, including a membership packet and 13 photographs of KKK members marching in protest.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Ku Klux Klan Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
United States—Race relations

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ku Klux Klan Collection. RG E 58. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by John Dubenson, July 12, 1981.

Processing Information

Processed by Tamara Jordan, July 16, 2007.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Membership form. History of the Ku Klux Klan

Box Folder
1 2 Photographs (13) of demonstration, July 7, 1984 and other activities