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[Two hooded Klansmen on robed horses.]

Description: Photograph of two hooded Klansmen on robed horses. Photo is labeled, "GUARDS ON DUTY, PHOTO BY A. KLUCKER" Probably taken the same night as 1972.093.131, Sept. 4, 1922. Image is framed by a tan matte with brown border around the picture.
Date: September 4, 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Framed picture of Ku Klux Klan Initiation near Richmond, TX, Sept. 4, 1922.]

Description: Photograph of Ku Klux Klan Initiation near Richmond, TX, Sept. 4, 1922. Large gathering of men in white Klan robes and hoods, plus men in street clothes. At center of the picture is a circle of men taking an oath (presumably of initiation), with their left hands over their hearts and right hand in the air. There is a large wooden cross at the center of the initiation circle with an American flag on top. Photo is labeled, "INITIATION NEAR RICHMOND, Tex., Sept. 4th 1922, PHOTO BY A. KLUCKER" Image is framed by a tan map with brown border around picture.
Date: September 4, 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Ku Klux Klan initiation. "One Hundred Percent Americans" written on photo.]

Description: Photograph of a Ku Klux Klan initiation. Klansmen are standing in a large circle around a large wooden cross with an American flag on top. Un-robed men (new members?) are grouped on side of circle closest to camera, facing someone standing on a platform. Caption on photo says, "One Hundred Percent Americans, Parks, Bay City."
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Flyer for Ku Klux Klan Day]

Description: Printed handbill advertising Ku Klux Klan and Klan-related events at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas, dated Wednesday, October 24, [1923]. Reverse side contains application for membership in the Ku Klux Klan.
Date: [1923]
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Two Men in Ku Klux Klan Hoods]

Description: Photograph of two men wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods. The man closest to the camera is holding a large shotgun and has his face covered. The other man is leaning against the hood of a car in the background, and his face is not covered.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

D.W. Griffith Presents "The Birth of a Nation"

Description: This photograph illustrates a souvenir program from the silent motion picture, "The Birth of a Nation, the Most Stupendous and Fascinating Motion Picture Drama Created in the United States. Founded on Thomas Dixon's story 'The Clansman' " The motion picture presents an early 20th-century Southern view of Reconstruction.
Date: April 1, 1924
Creator: Griffith, D.W.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 9, July 1905 - April, 1906

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the beginning of the volume starting on page i.
Date: 1906
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 10, July 1906 - April, 1907

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the beginning of the volume starting on page i.
Date: 1907
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to the United States Justice Department - November 8, 1979]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas of the Black Coalition on Mass Media to the Civil Rights Division of the United States Justice Department. He writes with an urgent tone, as word has spread of a possible march by the Ku Klux Klan. A radio personality, a city councilman, and an organization protesting a housing project have all been linked to the event. Fears of Klan members carrying weapons and enacting violence pose additional threats.
Date: November 8, 1979
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Mario Marcel Salas to Executive Committee - January 3, 1980]

Description: Letter from Mario Marcel Salas of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED) to an executive committee. He discusses an anti-Ku Klux Klan march in the works; its potential benefits and drawbacks; and its organizer, Antonio Cabral, who has antagonized other civil rights organizations, including the OUED.
Date: January 3, 1980
Creator: Salas, Mario Marcel
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from O.U.E.D. to Members and Affiliates - April 12, 1983]

Description: Letter from Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED) to its members and affiliates. The letter gives notice to members to attend an upcoming meeting so that they may come at a consensus on how to deal with a planned march by the Ku Klux Klan. Some suggestions are proposed, including a counter demonstration, but the letter requests collective agreement.
Date: April 12, 1983
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[O.U.E.D. Executive Meeting Minutes - January 15, 1980]

Description: Minutes for a January 1980 executive meeting of Organizations United for Eastside Development (OUED). Included in the descriptive account of the meeting is discussion on a march against the Ku Klux Klan, various speakers, as well as a number of clerical issues.
Date: January 15, 1980
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Historic Plaque, the Right Reverend Monsignor James Martin Kirwin

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Galveston, Texas. It reads: "The Right Reverend Monsignor James Martin Kirwin (July 1, 1872 - January 24, 1926). A native of Circleville, Ohio, young Catholic priest James Martin Kirwin arrived in Galveston in 1896. He was soon appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Galveston by Bishop Nicholas A. Gallagher. As Rector of St. Mary's Cathedral, Father Kirwin's work as a civic and religious leader was felt throughout the city. In 1900, following the disastrous Galveston storm, Kirwin was instrumental in forming the Committee for Public Safety, which provided oversight for relief efforts and control of the devastated city. Together with his friend Rabbi Henry Cohen, Father Kirwin was a leading force in rebuilding Galveston. He helped lay the cornerstone of the Galveston Seawall in 1902 and participated in ceremonies marking its completion two years later. Kirwin was also instrumental in settling labor disputes on Galveston's docks and in forming the Galveston Home Protective League, and organization whose purpose was to remove saloons from residential neighborhoods. He led in the fight against the local Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. When Monsignor Kirwin died in 1926, the whole city mourned one of its most respected citizens. His body was returned to his hometown for burial. (1989)"
Date: October 29, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Drake Family

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Drake family, who first came to Texas in the 1850s. John Drake, the author's grandfather, was a poor ranch man, and the author's father, Dawson Cole Drake, was stationed in England during his military service.
Date: 1970
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Handwritten Notes: Protection from Ad Lawsuits]

Description: Handwritten notes about the LGBT community seeking to have LGBT individual's names published in an advertisement in newspapers and being denied publication.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections