The Resource William C. Miller thesis

William C. Miller thesis

Label
William C. Miller thesis, circa 1970s
Title
William C. Miller thesis
Inclusive dates
circa 1970s
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains William C. Miller's thesis, "The Indiana Klan and Its Influence on Hoosier Politics," circa 1970s. The thesis discusses the influence of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana during the 1920s and the rise "in the fortunes and power of almost all the leaders of the movement," most notably David Curtis (D.C.) Stephenson. Miller's thesis advisor was Professor Joel Silbey of Cornell University
Biographical or historical data
"The Ku Klux Klan rose to prominence in Indiana politics and society after World War I. It was made up of native-born, white Protestants of many income and social levels. In the changing world of the 1920s, the group was against Catholics, Jews, African-Americans, immorality, and drinking. Nationally, Indiana was said to have the most powerful Ku Klux Klan. Though it counted a high number of members statewide, its importance peaked in the 1924 election of Edward Jackson for governor. A short time later, the scandal that surrounded D.C. Stephenson destroyed the image of the Ku Klux Klan as upholders of law and order. By 1926 the Ku Klux Klan was crippled and discredited. Later efforts to revive the Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s and 1970s were attempted, but its message was not received in large numbers, as it had been forty years previously." From: Indiana State Library. "Ku Klux Klan in Indiana" subject guide. Indiana Division. Accessed September 25, 2017. https://www.in.gov/library/2848.htm.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, William C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Ed
  • Stephenson, David Curtis
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Indiana
  • Dissertations, Academic
Label
William C. Miller thesis
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2530
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/08/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/08/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid revised 2017/09/25 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21271713
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
(OCoLC)1012937891
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
William C. Miller thesis
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2530
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/08/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/08/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid revised 2017/09/25 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21271713
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
(OCoLC)1012937891
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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