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Cecil Beeson papers

Identifier: L566
Scope and Contents This collection includes typed, autographed and photocopied documents from various people, government and private organizations in Blackford County, Indiana ranging from 1838 to 1972 regarding family histories, biographies, Civil War documents, church histories and governmental records.

Charles Barr oral history transcript

Identifier: OH031
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript of an interview with Charles Barr, conducted by Thomas Krasean, Director of Lewis Historical Library Vincennes, Indiana. In the interview, Barr discusses his work as a banker, bank failure during the depression, Ku Klux Klan (KKK) meetings in Bruceville, and the Bruceville Christian Church.

"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".

D. C. Stephenson collection

Identifier: L246
Scope and Contents The collection consists principally of contemporary copies of Stephenson’s prison correspondence, made for Indiana State Prison Warden Walter Daly (1925-1933). Included is Stephenson’s correspondence with his attorneys, supporters, and family regarding his attempts to gain release, prison conditions, Ku Klux Klan, Indiana politics, and personal business. Also part of the collection are letters to Warden Daly regarding Stephenson, letters to and from Stephenson that were retained by prison...

Edward Beecher Bender oral history

Identifier: OH036
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript of an oral history tape made with Tom Krasean, Indiana State Library. Bender discusses growing up on a farm, his association with the Ku Klux Klan and Indiana politics during the 1920s, the Boone County R.E.M.C. and farming in the 1960s.

Elwood, Indiana, Ku Klux Klan collection

 Collection — Folder: S1550
Identifier: S1550
Scope and Contents The single item in the collection is an unused gold paper seal for the Women of the Ku Klux Klan of Elwood, Indiana.

Florence Allen oral history

Identifier: OH010
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript of an interview done with Florence Allen of Wabash, Indiana. In the interview she discusses many topics, such as her family history, the Ku Klux Klan in Wabash, vaudeville, and the Great Depression. This collection is indexed.

Harold C. Feightner collection

Identifier: L055
Scope and Contents This collection includes transcripts, newspapers and correspondence from Harold C. Feightner in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1930 to 1968 regarding Indiana alcohol laws. The transcripts include Feightner's notable works "Politics, Prohibition and Repeal 1938," and "Pulpits and Politics 1850-1908." This collection also includes papers and clippings regarding Ku Klux Klan activity in Indianapolis and the Anti-Saloon League.

J. H. Goldman collection

 Collection — Folder: S0521
Identifier: S0521
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a certificate issued to Reverend J. H. Goldman on August 3, 1929 to certify that he was an approved “Quarterly Conference Preacher of the Gospel of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.” It also consists of “A Klansman’s Creed" from the Ku Klux Klan. There are notes from a sermon about the role of a “Klans-man.”

Ku Klux Klan, Parke County collection

 Collection — Folder: S2543
Identifier: S2543
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one item, a copy of a "Confidential Orders and Instructions to Klan Officers" notice. The document is dated October 1, 1928. The order instructs Klan officers of Parke County, Indiana to support and advance the political program and slates promoted by the Klan.

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