Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S2185
Scope and Contents There are four items in this collection: (1) Rev. George Knight Hester's 1851 Diary, which is really a memoir, consisting of 18 typed pages; (2-3) a partial letter from Saguaches, Colorodo, written on November 14, no year, to "Sister dear" on brown paper with no signature, accompanied by a transcription of the letter; and (4) "Papers Relating To The Hester Family" compiled by the Indiana State Library, 1926. The 1851 document gives the family history from Germany to America,...
Collection — Folder S388
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two copies of the speech entitled "White Caps in Southern Indiana," read before the Monroe County Historical Society, by H. C. Duncan. The typed manuscript is 19 pages. A penciled note on the first page of the onion-skin copy states: "Published in the Bloomington World Telegram, May 1945."White Caps were active in Indiana from 1857 until 1905 when Governor Winfield Taylor Durbin cracked down on illegal lynchings. Many former White Caps joined the Ku Klux...
Collection — Folder 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.