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University Archives & Special Collections (UASC)

Department Exhibits

UASC staff or student interns use the adjacent Cowles Rare Book Reading Room to curate several public exhibitions per year. This ongoing activity supports students' educational endeavors and highlights department holdings. Occasionally our exhibits are designed to augment university events or participate in the intellectual life of the campus community. We welcome new ideas.

Patriotism, the Pacific Northwest and the
Ku Klux
Klan

Curated by Elizabeth Velonza, Spring Semester 2020

This exhibit presents examples of how the KKK of the 1920s
used patriotic themes and sentiments as a key component in its
strategy to recruit new members. Other items show how this same
tactic remains a prominent feature among current extremist groups.

 

Online edition

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