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Collection consists of audio cassette tapes, transcripts, notes, photographs, and collected printed materials from Evelyn Rich's doctoral research on Ku Klux Klan ideology, conducted between 1984 and 1986. Contains interviews with Klan leaders and white supremacists David Duke, Don Black, Glen Miller, Stanley McCollum, and others, as well as recordings of rallies and speeches. Also includes documentation of Klan activities and copies of literature published by Invisible Empire, Knights of the KKK; the White Patriot Party; Knights of the KKK; the Populist Party; Mountain Church; NAAWP; Institute for Historical Review; and other white supremacists and white Christian nationalist groups.

This collection consists of audio cassettes, transcripts, photographs, notes, and printed materials collected and created by Evelyn Rich as she researched her dissertation, "Ku Klux Klan Ideology: 1954-1988." Rich travelled the United States between 1983 and 1986, attending Ku Klux Klan rallies, meeting white nationalists like David Duke, Louis Beam, Roger Handley, Don Black, and Glen Miller. This collection contains her interviews with these men, as well as lower-level Klansmen and Klan women, discussing their backgrounds, political and racial beliefs, and their feelings and opinions on issues such as integration, the Republican Party, the Populist Party, and states' rights. The collection also includes recordings and photographs of Klan rallies, as well as copies of various white supremacist and white Christian nationalist literature and newspapers, including The Klansmen, Fiery Cross, NAAWP News, and The White Patriot.

A portion of the collection documents Rich's relationship with David Duke and Don Black, two prominent Klan leaders in the mid-1980s. Her relationship with Black is recorded through correspondence and several interviews, as well as photographs and notes from a roadtrip the two took together in 1986. Materials from Duke include extensive interviews about his beliefs on issues such as integration, the Holocaust, genetics, and white supremacy; poetry by Duke written for Rich and photographs from their trips and time together; newsletters, speeches, and political campaign ephemera from Duke's run for U.S. Senate, Louisiana governorship, and the presidency; and newspaper clippings quoting the Rich audio tapes (now held in this collection, then housed at Tulane University), which record Duke's racist and anti-Semitic ideology.

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The Joseph F. Mattice Papers include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, photographs and ephemera pertaining to the life and professional career of Joseph F. Mattice. The bulk of the collection consists of material from his political career as mayor of Asbury Park, specifically concerning the Asbury Park riots of July 1970.

The Joseph F. Mattice Papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera ranging from 1929-1985. The material is organized into six series: Asbury Park New Jersey Riots July 1970, Correspondence, Photographs, Ephemera, Newspaper Clippings, and Audiovisual materials. There is also one oversize folder consisting of a political flyer and two magazines. Mattice acquired the materials during his career as a student at Georgetown University, lawyer, city council member, district court judge, and Monmouth County board of elections member. Mattice was mayor of Asbury Park during the July 1970 riots. The riots lasted from July 4-10, 1970. They began in reaction to the African American community’s frustration with employment discrimination and the poor living conditions in the predominately African American West side neighborhood. The riots caused significant damage to the West Side, 167 people were arrested, and local and State police were summoned. In the end, city government and West Side residents worked together to come to a resolution. The Asbury Park July 1970 riots brought national attention to the town, which is documented via the received correspondence, clippings, and ephemera in the collection.

The later correspondence consists of personal letters and papers coupled with newspaper clippings pertaining to politics in Asbury Park and Monmouth County as a whole.

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Thomas Dixon Jr. Papers, 1880s-1959 3.0 Linear Feet — 4 gray hollinger boxes, 1 oversize folder, and 1 separately boxed volume.

Thomas Dixon Jr. (1864-1946) was a white supremacist, novelist, playwright, and clergyman, originally from North Carolina. Dixon authored The Leopard's Spots (1902) and The Clansman (1905), which later was adapted into D. W. Griffith's film The Birth of a Nation (1915). This collection contains literary drafts of his plays and novels, some correspondence, and other legal materials and photographs.

Collection contains literary manuscript drafts, correspondence, family photographs, and printed materials and clippings. The bulk of the collection consists of Dixon's holograph and typescript drafts of scripts, novels, and corrections for titles he authored including The Clansman, The Birth of a Nation (includes draft play script and film's shot list), The One Woman (bound page proof), the Love Complex, God's Fool: A Drama of Negro Life in Modern Harlem, Shanghai Express, The Great American, The Man in Gray, A Man of the People: A Drama of Abraham Lincoln, The Sins of the Father (2 bound volumes, holograph drafts), The Sun Virgin (bound volume, holograph draft), and The Flaming Sword. The bulk of these works depict romanticized, racist, Lost Cause morality plays, with Dixon's texts advocating white supremacy, segregation, violence against Black people, misogyny (and opposing women's suffrage), and miscengeny. There are also some drafts by other writers, including Majorie Chase, W. Ward Marsh, and Ernest De Journo. Correspondence and legal papers in this collection tend to relate to his publications, including contracts and copyrights; includes a letter from Jerome Dowd reflecting on the Tulsa Race Riot. There are also some legal proceedings from a 1920s court case between Dixon (defendent) and the National Drama Corporation, and some letters discussing Dixon's poor health. The collection includes some materials relating to Dixon's involvement with the Mount Mitchell Association, a land development company in Western North Carolina; materials on spirituality from Dixon's widow, Madelyn Donovan Dixon; family photographs and portraits of Dixon, his first wife (Harriet Dixon), his second wife (Madelyn Donovan Dixon), and some of his children and other relatives, at times unidentified; and assorted printed materials, flyers, notes, and unidentified drafts.