The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
[Ku Klux Klan interviews]
Repository: Denver Public Library. Central Library: Western History and Genealogy
Collection Description (CRHP): Interviews with judges, police officers, politicians, reporters, and others about the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado. Much Klan activity in the state was directed against Catholics and Jews. Nine of the interviews are part of the Ku Klux Klan interview series; the tenth is an interview conducted as part of "The Years Ahead: Life for the Aging of Northwest Colorado," a project that began in May 1977 and was funded by the Colorado Humanities Program. Interviewees are:
Charles Ginsberg (1963)
Ray Humphreys (1962)
Francis J. Knauss (1963)
Otis Otto Moore (1962)
Robert R. Maiden (1963)
Forbes Parkhill (1968)
Glen Saunders (1963)
Harvey T. Sethman (1963)
Henry Toll (1963)
John Zato (1977)
Access Copy Note: Most interviews have been digitized and are available at http://history.denverlibrary.org/research/oral_histories.html.
Digital Status: Partial
Extent: 17 sound cassettes; various interview summaries, biographical materials, and transcripts.
Related Archival Items: A number of related collections of papers exist, as do a broadcast radio feature and a videotape of a speech by Judge O. Otto Moore. Digitized photos of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado are available at the Heritage West site (http://bcr-lists.org:82).
Interviewees: Charles Ginsberg, Ray Humphreys, Francis J. Knauss, Otis Otto Moore, Robert R. Maiden, Forbes Parkhill, Glen Saunders, Harvey T. Sethman, Henry Toll, John Zato
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights movements--Colorado
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Colorado
White supremacy movements