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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.

"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 and an audiotape reel of an oral history with Edward Beecher Bender conducted with Tom Krasean for the Indiana State Library on October 31, 1968. 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.

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.

Indianapolis Public Library Hilton U. Brown Branch oral history transcripts

Identifier: OH008
Scope and Contents This collection contains transcripts of oral history interviews with residents of Irvington, once a town in Marion County, and now a neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana, ranging from 1978 to 1987. The interviews were conducted primarily by Lois Leamon and others for Indianapolis Public Library, Hilton U. Brown Branch's Irvington Oral History Project. The transcripts include historical information about the town-cum-neighborhood and the people who lived there.

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.”

James Miller oral history

Identifier: OH201
Scope and Contents This collection includes a transcript and audiotape reel from an oral history interview with Reverend James Miller, conducted by Thomas Krasean for the Indiana State Library on October 2, 1968, at Waugh, Boone County, Indiana. The interview covers his experiences in the Philippines during the Philippine-American War, life following the war, conversion and life as a preacher, and discusses the Ku Klux Klan and its effects on his ministry.

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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