Collection HS 2330 K63 K58 - Ku Klux Klan Collection

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Ku Klux Klan Collection

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HS 2330 K63 K58

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  • 1920s to 1990s (Creation)

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ca. 60 items.

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This small research collection of printed ephemera documents some of the Ku Klux Klan’s activities to disseminate its beliefs and biases in favour of the white supremacy movement.

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Donated to the University of Alberta Libraries in 2013 by accomplished collector and fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, John Keenlyside, who has a special interest in the social history of printed ephemera.


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  • English

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The items are housed in the University of Alberta's Bruce Peel Special Collections. Material is available for use by students, staff, and the general public in the library’s supervised reading room upon presentation of valid photo identification (e.g., ONEcard, driver’s license, passport, or citizenship card with photo).
All researchers (including students, faculty, visiting scholars, and members of the general public) must submit a Retrieval Request Form at least 24 hours before their visit to Bruce Peel Special Collections in order to be sure that library materials have been retrieved from storage and are available for their use.

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This collection has materials that contain offensive language and/or images. Inclusion of these historical records in the University of Alberta Library’s special collections is not an endorsement of harmful language or ideology. The Library keeps these materials to provide researchers with historical evidence, including evidence of the biases, attitudes, perspectives, and social conditions of the time in which they were created.

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Added to Discover Archives by Catherine Little, 2015.

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