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Guide to the Women of the Ku Klux Klan. Klan 14 (Chippewa Falls, Wis.) Records, 1926-1931

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Overview of the Collection

Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Owner: Wisconsin Historical Society

Collection Number: Eau Claire Small Collection 18

Creator: Women of the Ku Klux Klan. Klan 14 (Chippewa Falls, Wis.)

Title: Records of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan. (Chippewa Falls, Wis.)

Dates: 1926-1931

Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1/2 archives box)

Location of Collection: B6/5d

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Photocopies of records of a Chippewa Falls, Wis. chapter of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan consisting of minutes, financial reports, communications from the Wisconsin Realm Office and Imperial Headquarters, along with other miscellaneous materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Chippewa Falls chapter of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan, Klan 14, was started in the middle of the 1920s, during the height of what is considered the second Klan movement. An estimated three to six million Americans participated in Klan activities during the second Klan movement. Known as the “Grey Eagles,” Klan 14 was made up of predominantly middle aged, white, Protestant women and predominantly focused on political issues and the continuation of Prohibition.

Content Description

Contains financial reports, meeting minutes and other records from the Chippewa Falls chapter of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan. Also included in the collection is correspondence, newsletters, and other materials from the Wisconsin Realm Office and the Imperial Headquarters.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Originals loaned for copying by David H. Raihle, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in 1970.

Collection is owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society. For more information, please consult the Historical Society.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Processing Note: Finding Aid created by Stephanie Much in February 2022.

Arrangement: Flat arrangement.

OCLC #: 1302599760


Corporate Names: Ku Klux Klan (1915- )

Subject Terms: Women – Wisconsin – Chippewa Falls – Societies and clubs
White supremacy movements—United States
White supremacy movements—Wisconsin—Chippewa Falls

Geographical Terms: Chippewa Falls (Wis.)--History

Detailed List of Contents






Audit Sheets and Miscellaneous Records




Financial Records




Imperial Headquarters Correspondence and Materials




Meeting Minutes




Wisconsin Realm Office Correspondence and Records