Collections > Master's Papers > School of Information and Library Science > A Study in Archival Collecting from Extremist Groups: An Investigation of Ku Klux Klan Holdings in the United States.
pdf

This study examines the quantity and placement of Ku Klux Klan materials among archival collections in five academic libraries in the United States. I discuss the importance of collecting materials from hate groups in the United States, with the Ku Klux Klan as an example, and explore challenges in outreach and description. A comparison and analysis of Ku Klux Klan holdings in repositories reveals the current status of those materials and provides insight into how repositories and archivists confront controversial research topics.