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Ralph F. Gates oral history

 Collection
Identifier: OH020
Scope and Contents The collection contains two copies of a transcript and a reel-to-reel audiotape of an interview with Ralph F. Gates conducted by Randall Jehs for the Indiana State Library Oral History Project on February 3, 1971. There are also clippings from 1976 to 1978.Gates discusses his family and childhood; his political views; Indiana Republican politics and his involvement; practicing law; the Ku Klux Klan; the American Legion; and running for Governor and his term in office. He also talks...
Dates: 1971/02/03

William M. Chaney oral history

 Collection
Identifier: OH057
Scope and Contents This collection includes a transcript and a reel-to-reel audiotape from an oral history interview with WIlliam M. Chaney, conducted by Randall W. Jehs for the Indiana State Library on June 6, 1971. Chaney talks briefly about his family, childhood in Kentucky, and military service during World War II. For most of the interview, he discusses the history of the Ku Klux Klan, their financial structure, and the Klan and politics. Chaney also discusses his position in the organization, Klan...
Dates: 1971/06/06