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Ku Klux Klan application, lecture invitation, and miscellaneous documents

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
1920s

https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/fileupload/WPL-1920s-KKKforms.pdf
A copy packet of documents pertaining to the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, including: an invitation to a lecture on the principles, aims and purposes of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan; an application for information about membership;…

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Ku Klux Klan membership card for William F. Rommel issued in N.B. N.J.

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
1926

https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/fileupload/WPL-1926-RommelKKK-front.jpg
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) membership card for William F. Rommel. The card was issued in New Jersey circa 1926, with the expiration date listed as September 30, 1926. The Klan Realm listed on the front of the card is "N.B. N.J." likely referring to New…

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Ku Klux Klan membership card for William F. Rommel issued in N.J.

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
1925

https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/fileupload/WPL-1925-RommelKKK-front.jpg
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) membership card for William F. Rommel, a resident of Fords, NJ. The card was issued in the Klan realm of New Jersey circa 1925, with the expiration date listed as December 31, 1925. The back of the card bears the signature of…

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Cross burning, Ku Klux Klan

Harris & Ewing
1925

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Photograph of a Ku Klux Klan cross-burning ceremony produced by Harris & Ewing photo studio around 1925. The precise location of the ceremony is unknown. Harris & Ewing photo studio was based in Washington, DC.

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Cross Burned by Rutgers Klan at Local Cemetery


1926-06-01

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New Brunswick Daily Home News reports about a ceremony held by the Rutgers Klan No. 44 in May of 1926.

Charter Granted to Local Klan; Rutgers Klan Title of Local Chapter of the Ku Klux Klan


1926-03-07

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New Brunswick Sunday Times reports that a new local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is established in New Brunswick in March of 1926. The title of the new chapter is "Rutgers Klan number 44."

Jolly Kleagle from Middle West Intimates There Are Over 9,000 Klansmen in Middlesex County


1924-08-10

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New Brunswick Sunday Times reporter interviews a Kleagle (high ranking officer) of the Ku Klux Klan. The Kleagle states that current Klan membership in Middlesex County stands at 9,000 as of August 1924, a 200 percent increase since December of 1923.…

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Jersey Klan Adds 1,000 New Members; Exercises Held Between Farmingdale and Adelphia Last Night


1923-08-25

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Trenton Evening Times reports that the Ku Klux Klan held a ceremony initiating more than 1,000 new members into their ranks. The ceremony took place in a big field between Farmingdale and Adelphia (near Freehold, NJ). Cars from New Brunswick, Newark,…

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Ku Klux Cross Near J. & J. Plant; South River Also


1923-08-10

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New Brunswick Daily Home News reports that members of the Ku Klux Klan burned two crosses overnight. One fifteen-foot cross was discovered in front of the Johnson & Johnson factory on George Street in New Brunswick; it was promptly extinguished…

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Advertisement for The Birth of a Nation


1916-03-04

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An ad for The Birth of a Nation at the New Brunswick Opera House beginning Monday, March 6, 1916.

Advertisement for The Clansman: A Story of the Ku Klux Klan


1908-03-25

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An ad for The Clansman: A Story of the Ku Klux Klan by Thomas Dixon Jr., to be performed at the New Brunswick Opera House on March 25, 1908.

10,000 Klansmen Gather in Great Klan Ceremony; New Brunswick Is Scene of One of the Greatest Ku Klux Demonstrations; Gigantic Cross Is Burned as Almost One Thousand Candidates Are Initiated


1923-05-11

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Article in The Fiery Cross (a Ku Klux Klan publication) about a massive KKK initiation ceremony held on May 2, 1923, at a farm near New Brunswick.

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12,000 of Klan Out at Jersey Meeting: Hold Heavily Guarded Initiation on a Lonely Farm Near New Brunswick


1923-05-03

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New York Times article about a massive Ku Klux Klan (KKK) initiation ceremony held on May 2, 1923, at a farm near New Brunswick.

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Klan Open-Air Initiation Was Great Publicity Stunt; Declare Local Branch 400 Strong; Hobbs Not a Member


1923-05-04

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Daily Home News article about a massive Ku Klux Klan (KKK) initiation ceremony held on May 2, 1923, at a farm near New Brunswick. The article contains a photograph of a burning cross and hooded attendees. The photograph is captioned: "Blaxing…

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Rutgers Klan $10 Bond

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
1920s/1930s

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A $10 Bond issued jointly by the Trustees of the Rutgers Klan No. 44 (Knights of the Ku Klux Klan) and Old Glory Klan NO. 64 (Women of the Ku Klux Klan).