Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Ku Klux Klan (Amarillo, Tex.):

An Inventory of Its Records, 1921-1925 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Ku Klux Klan (1915- ). Amarillo, Tex. (Chapter)
Title: Ku Klux Klan (Amarillo, Tex.) Records,
Dates: 1921-1925 and undated
Abstract: Records of the Amarillo, Texas, area Ku Klux Klan from 1921-1925 and undated.
Collection # S 1381.1
Quantity: 1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Ku Klux Klan is a white separatist organization in America that supports racism. They rose from the ashes of the post Civil War to spread their hatred towards minorities. At one time they were a highly active group with a membership in the thousands. Over the years they have declined in numbers but still practice their separatist movement throughout the United States.

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth online biography of history of the Ku Klux Klan in Texas at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/KK/vek2.html


Scope and Contents

The collection contains Ku Klux Klan printed material and financial material such as membership rosters and by-laws of the Amarillo, Texas, area.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
Ku Klux Klan (1915-)
Ku Klux Klan (1915-)--Amarillo, Tex. (Chapter)
Ku Klux Klan (1915-)--Texas.
Ku Klux Klan (1915-)--Texas, West.
Places
Texas--Social life and customs.
Subjects
Discrimination.
Ethnic relations.
Minorities.
Racism--United States--History.

Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • William Davis Howsley Papers, 1873-1932
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:
  • Clyde Bingham oral history interview [sound recording], 1981
  • Annie Greener oral history interview [sound recording], 1980
  • Inez Heeter oral history interview [sound recording], 1981
  • William Davis Howsley Papers, 1873-1932
  • Many more oral histories may be found among our oral history abstracts as well as among our oral history transcripts.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ku Klux Klan (Amarillo, Tex.) Records, 1921-1925 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
1999-0119-X

Purchase, 1999

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, August 2000


Bibliography

Alexander, Charles C. The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwest. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1965.

Alexander, Charles C. Crusade for Conformity: The Ku Klux Klan in Texas, 1920-1930. Houston: Texas Gulf Coast Historical Association, 1962.

Kilgore, Linda Elaine. "The Ku Klux Klan and the Press in Texas. "M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1964.

Lay, Shawn. War, Revolution, and the Ku Klux Klan: A Study of Intolerance in a Border City. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1985.

Trelease, Allen W. White Terror: The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy and Southern Reconstruction. New York: Harper and Row, 1971.


Collection Inventory

Financial Material

Folder
1 Membership Roster, Amarillo, Texas, 1923-1925
Folder
2 Membership Roster, Texas State-wide, undated



Printed Material

Folder
3 By-Laws of Amarillo, Texas, Ku Klux Klan, No. 141, 1921
Folder
4 Funeral Services of Ku Klux Klan booklet, 1924
Folder
5 Ku Klux Klan Klode Kard, undated
Folder
6 Oath of Allegiance, ca. 1920s