United Klans of America collection Edit


MSS 202 large


  • approximately 1960-1979 (Creation)


  • 5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    5 boxes

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  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, United Klans of America Collection, MSS 202, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession information unknown.

  • Processing Information

    Processing information is unknown.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The United Klans of American was the largest Ku Klux Klan organization in the United States. Led by Robert Shelton, the UKA peaked in popularity and membership in the 1960s and 1970s. Its national headquarters was outside Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection includes forms, financial records, newsletters, newspaper clippings, other ephemera, and realia, among which are two robes; the focus is on Michigan activities with some material from Indiana and other states.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by papers, the physical robes, and newspaper clippings.

  • General

    Holdings lists in box 1.

  • Varying Form of Title

    Ku Klux Klan (KKK) collection.