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William C. Miller thesis

 Collection — Folder: S0964
Identifier: S0964
Scope and Contents This collection contains William C. Miller's thesis, "The Indiana Klan and Its Influence on Hoosier Politics," circa 1970s. The thesis discusses the influence of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana during the 1920s and the rise "in the fortunes and power of almost all the leaders of the movement," most notably David Curtis (D.C.) Stephenson. Miller's thesis advisor was Professor Joel Silbey of Cornell University.

William Chaney photographs and slides

 Collection — Folder: SP061
Identifier: SP061
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs and 35mm slides of William Chaney and other Klansmen in Indiana circa 1965-1971 at Ku Klux Klan (KKK) events. Many of the slides show Chaney giving an interview wearing his KKK regalia to a man who might be Randall Jehs of the Indiana State Library, who interviewed him on June 6, 1971. There are also 2 images of Chaney's family.

William Harley collection

Identifier: L407
Scope and Contents The collection consists mainly of the unpublished manuscript for a book William R. Harley had written, “Behind the Ku Klux Klan.” It also includes some pages that had been edited and removed from the manuscript. Each chapter includes a separate section of footnotes. Also included is a synopsis of the book to present to publishers. A letter regarding Harley’s publisher difficulties is also included, dated the same year as his death. The box that contained the manuscript is also present in...

William M. Chaney oral history

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...

William P. Evans oral history

Identifier: OH021
Scope and Contents The collection contains a transcript and a reel-to-reel audiotape of an interview with William P. Evans conducted by Thomas Krasean for the Indiana State Library Oral History Project on May 2, 1969. Evans discusses his family and schooling; Governor Hanly and his interests in prohibition; his military service; his wife; the Ku Klux Klan; some of his more prominent cases; and his work for the Public Service Company of Indiana. He also talks about Governors Warren T. McCray and Ed Jackson and...

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