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About the Collection

Tiller Collection

These papers, which are pro-Ku Klux Klan, anti-Communism, and anti-Semitic , were sent to Sam B. Hall, Jr., Representative of the First Congressional District of Texas, by one of his constituents during the 1970's and 1980's. Rep. Hall maintained this collection as a discrete series, separate and apart from his official papers, and that distinction was maintained after their arrival at the Baylor Collections of Political Materials. The Tiller Collection is shelved with the Extremist Organizations Collection. The following items are in this artificial collection.

Southern Poverty Law Center

The following anti-KKK materials from the Southern Poverty Law Center were donated in 1995 by a Baylor student who wanted to see a balance in materials related to extremist organizations, which were previously all pro-extremist. The Southern Poverty Law Center is a non-profit organization which supports racial equality through tolerance education, civil rights litigation, and monitoring of extremist organizations.

Other Radical Materials

The items in this artificial collection were gathered over a number of years by the staff of Baylor's Moody Library. However, due to their potentially controversial nature, they were never cataloged. Eventually, they were sent to the Baylor Collections of Political Materials for safe keeping. The BCPM staff has arranged these assorted materials along subject lines when possible or with similar topics into seven topics: Far-Right Americanism, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Arab Countries, Germany - Nazis, Socialism - Marxism, and Other Materials.