Frederick L. Gifford papers, 1920-1945  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gifford, Frederick Louis,1878-1945.
Title
Frederick L. Gifford papers
Dates
1920-1945 (inclusive)
Quantity
.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection Number
Mss 2218
Summary
Collection includes: Ku Klux Klan membership cards, Driver's Licenses, and other ID cards, 1920-1933; Newspaper clippings, 1945, regarding Gifford's death; Manuscript letter to his wife, 3 pp, 1924. Fred L. Gifford (1878-1945) was the leader ("Grand Dragon") for the Oregon Ku Klux Klan between 1921 and 1924, when the "invisible empire" was influential in virtually every part of the state.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Fred L. Gifford (1878-1945) was the leader ("Grand Dragon") for the Oregon Ku Klux Klan between 1921 and 1924, when the "invisible empire" was influential in virtually every part of the state.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes: Ku Klux Klan membership cards, Driver's Licenses, and other ID cards, 1920-1933; Newspaper clippings, 1945, regarding Gifford's death; Manuscript letter to his wife, 3 pp, 1924.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may required seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Frederick L. Gifford Papers, Mss 2218, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Radicals -- Oregon.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915-) -- Oregon.
  • Family Names :
  • Gifford, Frederick Louis, -- 1878-1945. -- Archives.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (information artifacts) -- aat
  • Letters (correspondence) -- aat
  • Printed ephemera. -- aat