Overview of the Collection
Special Collections & Archives
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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
Imperial Headquarters Correspondence and Materials
Wisconsin Realm Office Correspondence and Records