Bound Brook / Oxford, NJ: Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, 1980s. A substantial collection of material published by the New Jersey Knights of the Ku Klux Klan during the 1980s under Grand Wizards Richard Bondira and Dan Dalrymple. The collection contains both internal documents and material distributed for publicity or to attract new recruits.
Included are photocopies of ten certificates awarded to Bondira for various achievements and the attainment of ranks within the Klan; three two-sided recruitment flyers promoting the Klan’s stance against race-mixing, immigration, drugs, Marxism, abortion, crime, etc.; a photocopy of a 1925 edition of Funeral Services, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan; blank letterhead; two internal documents listing The Secret Signs and Symbols of the Klan and codes for the Klan Kalendar; a flyer opposing Congressional bills would would constitutionally protect homosexuality; a photocopy an old Klan brochure, “What It Means to be a Klansman” by Rev. Thomas Calvin Jones, with added remarks from the Jersey Klan; two informative histories of the Klan (Bondira appears to have been an amateur Klan historian); a photocopy of Dan Dalrymple’s application for First Degree membership (Dalrymple would later become Grand Wizard); a letter from Dalrymple asking Klansmen to support a fellow member undergoing an operation; a photocopied letter from J. P. Doak, Grand Dragon, Realm of NJ, to an unidentified “Grand Whappo” regarding some internal dispute; a memo by Bondira on two Klan events; a lengthy Letter to the Editor from Bondira responding to a reader demeaning the Klan; a photocopy of a sympathetic profile of Bondira in the “Post Eagle”; and a flyer showing photos of Klansmen demonstrating and giving a donation to the Polish Mothers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation. 28 items total.
All 8 ½” x 11”, photocopied. A few of the certificates with a stain to the top right corner, else a Near Fine collection. Item #8676