A pamphlet titled “Ideals of the Ku Klux Klan.” The eight-page pamphlet is printed on white paper in black text and outlines the principle beliefs of the organization. The front cover features the title of the pamphlet inside a decorative border. Below the title is a summary of what the pamphlet contains. The pamphlet is organized into sections: Character of the Organization, Radical Ideals, Citizenship Ideals, Patriotic Ideals, and Christian Ideals. In sub-section headings, the pamphlet states "THIS IS A WHITE MAN'S ORGANIZATION," "THIS IS A GENTILE ORGANIZATION," "IT IS AN AMERICAN ORGANIZATION," "IT IS A PROTESTANT ORGANIZATION," "WE STAND FOR WHITE SUPREMACY," and "WE MUST KEEP THIS A WHITE MAN'S COUNTRY."
Objects depicting symbols of hate or related to organized hate groups may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate history and culture.