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"Communism's Un-American Program" cartoon

 Collection — Folder: S3437
Identifier: S3437

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one political cartoon created by the Ku Klux Klan Press entitled "Communism's Un-American Program" that shows a character labeled "Communism" throwing bricks labeled "Free Love" and "World Revolution" into buildings labeled as perceived American institutions such as "Marriage", "Land Ownership", "Law", and "White Supremacy".


  • 20th century

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Founded in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan is an organization that originally empowered resistance in Southern United States to politicies that promoted the equality of African-Americans. In the 20th century, it's platform expanded to one promoting the supremacy of white Protestants over immigrants, blacks, Jews, Catholics, and organized labor. After the 1917 Russian Revolution, fear of Communism first began spreading over the United States and the Klan additionally took a stand against it.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/03/27 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2019/03/27 by Lauren Patton.
"Communism's Un-American Program" cartoon
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Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.